Dogs may be man’s best friend, but cockatoos say the darndest things. As you can see in this video, it might be as smart to watch your tongue around birds as kids.
This cockatoo really does not want to go back into her cage, as she unleashes this hilarious tirade against her owner’s request. We just hope she never worked for anyone with top secret government clearance, because she would totally spill the beans. A word of caution: This bird curses like a sailor, so if you get offended easily by the crazy antics of animals, you might want to just read the story.
Pebble has had ten homes over the last twenty years, which is not very healthy for an animal that can easily live for triple that and tends to bond with just one human in their lifetime. Luckily she finally found her way to Saskatoon Parrot Rescue, which works with birds to find them stable and loving homes.
It is here that the staff discovered her blue streak. “So, we don’t know for sure where she learned it, but she came to us with it,”said one volunteer at the shelter. “It’s obvious she heard it a lot somewhere along the line.”
Wherever the cockatoo picked it up, she REALLY likes cursing.
Which got us to wondering about cockatoos and we learned some very interesting things.
Cockatoos are extremely affectionate birds. If you hand feed them and cuddle them from a young age, they can develop very strong emotional bonds with you. This is great if you like a lot of attention, but these birds can become depressed or even destructive if they feel like you are not paying enough attention to them. The reason for this is that cockatoos and parrots mate for life, and when you take on one of these gorgeous birds as a pet, they see you as their mate. This is a big responsibility, but it can be a rewarding and lifelong relationship for the right person.
While hand feeding them is a great way to build bonds and shower them with the affection they crave, cockatoos can be very prone to overeating and may develop weight issues. The best way to make sure your bird does not gain too much weight is by strictly monitoring their food intake and keeping them on a diet of bird safe fruits and vegetables, instead of seed. It also a pretty good idea not to feed them bread. If you do, make it an occasional treat.