PP number: PP1290
Species: Medium Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo
Adoption fee: £300
Cage Supplied: No
Hi! My name is Cookie, I came into Problem Parrots through no fault of my own. As you can see in my pictures, I am badly plucked, but don’t let that put you off. I am a beautiful boy and I am looking for my forever home.
Not much is known about my background.
When I came into the charity, I was a sorry sight to be seen, but I have shown some improvement while I have been with my safehouse. As you can see from my photos, I am an avid feather plucker. It will take a lot of care and patience to help me improve my feather condition.
Because of my nervous nature, my safehouse carers have been very patient with me and progress is very slow. I prefer to sit in my cage even if my door is left open, but I can be tempted to come out in exchange for a treat. I prefer it when my carers sit down when they do this. I occasionally lunge to bite still, but this has improved. I love having my head tickled though!
I love my AS30 seed mix, but I can be quite fussy with my fruit and vegetables! I like apples, broccoli, and dried banana pieces, but I will need encouragement to try other things. It can be quite difficult to get me to eat other fruits and vegetables!
My cage is adorned with a variety of toys, but I am not really interested in most of them at the moment. I like strips of paper hung for me to tear off, and I love foraging for pieces of apple hidden in coconut shells!
Cookie has a great character and has the potential to make a lovely companion for someone willing to put the time and effort in to help him thrive. He is nervous around other birds, especially when they fly, but he is quite happy to tell them to be quiet when they are noisy! He would be best suited in a home where it is peaceful and quiet, and an experienced owner would really help him develop. Cookie has a calm temperament and loves to talk and whistle; he can even say certain words in context, which is very entertaining.
He prefers men and will need a home with a male carer. He has been known to attack women, so this must be considered when applying for him. He is slowly getting more confident around people, but he will need a lot of time, patience, training, and love to help him overcome his nervousness. If you could offer him this, please don’t hesitate to apply below.