PP number: PP1181
Species: Ducorps Cockatoo
Adoption fee: £275
My name is Floyd and I am a 4 year old Ducorps Cockatoo. I have settled in well in my safehouse. I did scream quite a lot when I first came as I wanted all the attention on me and didn’t like to be on my own but soon realised my safehouse mum or dad were not far away. I am a friendly chap who loves attention and cuddles but my safehouse family do have to be careful as I will over bond very easily and get over excited which leads to my bad point further down the page. I have a huge personality and can talk and talk and sing all day long!
I lived with my last owner since I was a baby. I was a very much loved by my owner but due to a change in circumstances I wasn’t getting the attention I really needed.
Floyd is a fully feathered Cockatoo who is in perfect condition.
Floyd will step up to both his safehouse parents very easily. He will also fly on recall. He does need work when it comes to putting him back in his cage as he just loves his new found freedom. Once in his cage he is happy and settled in no time. We have started clicker training with Floyd and this will need to be continued. He will do anything for food and treats. Floyd does have a harness but will not allow us to put it on him and he is quite frightened of it but with time and patience we think harness training can be achieved.
My diet is J&J low sunflower seed mix with lots of fresh vegetables and a little fruit. He prefers to have his chop warm rather than cold. He will also eat sprouted seeds and pulses and loves cooked birdie bread.
Floyd came into the charity with a huge amount of toys and we can now see why. He loves to shread and destroy anything! He particularly loves to chew up jigsaw pieces and wooden dominos. Floyd needs lots of toys and wood to keep him busy everyday. He does prefer wood and cardboard rather than plastic toys.He also likes to forage for nuts in his cardboard boxes.
Floyd is a typical young cockatoo who needs lots of attention and needs to be kept very busy. He loves to sing the greatest showman and the Okey Kokey. He has a large vocabulary but is also learning new words everyday. He will laugh, cough, say hello, see you later, I love you plus many more. He does like a fuss and to be snuggled but has overbonded in the past so this needs to be kept to a minimum. Floyd can be a little nippy at times and will tell you if he doesn’t like what you are doing. He will need a new big cage as his cage is far too small. He lives in his safehouse among other birds and doesn’t mind them at all. He has a Galah and a Senegal to keep him company. I think Floyd will thrive in a household with other birds for company and to learn from. He is also use to dogs and doesn’t mind them around his cage.
Now the negative points…. Floyd will bond to one person male or female and will aftertime try and attack the other partner so ideally he would need a home where there is a separate room where he can be alone with his chosen one away from other family members. Although he does love his safehouse dad here he will also attack him at times especially if he doesn’t like something or he knows he’s been put away. He can be very unpredictable. He has done this in his previous home also. He will need an experienced owner who will put Floyd in his place and correct his behaviour. He doesn’t like to me left alone so would need someone to be around in the daytime for him. Floyd also doesn’t like mobile phones and will fly and attack you if you are on your phone and he is ignored. We are working on this with him at the moment. Floyd can be very cage territorial too at times.
All in all Floyd is an amazing bird with a huge personality who in the right home we know will flourish. He is very loveable and will constantly make you laugh with his antics! We believe a set routine will help with his behaviour which we sadly can’t provide in the safehouse.
If you feel you are the right home for Floyd please apply!