Cockatoos are a family of parrots that seem to inspire stereotypical thinking, and it seems as if pet cockatoos are often thought of as the “problem children of the parrot world. ”However, I know many people who adore their cockatoos and have positive relationships with these intelligent parrots. I have been enchanted by some of these pet birds, especially my gentle and quiet bare-eyed cockatoo, Roxi-anne, whose behaviors are in no way traits of the “stereotypical” cockatoo.
Why is there such a vast difference in the way people think about cockatoos? I believe it has a lot to do with the pet cockatoo’s interactions with the people in its lives. The following secrets are guidelines to help you have the best relationship possible with your pet cockatoo.
- Secret No. 1: Foster Trust-Building Interactions With Your Cockatoo, Not Trust-Destroying Interactions
- Secret No. 2: Don’t Think That All Cockatoos Are Alike
- Secret No. 3: Cockatoos Are Not “Love Sponges”
- Secret No. 4: Don’t Underestimate Your Pet Cockatoo’s Intelligence
- Secret No. 5: Don’t Overestimate Your Pet Cockatoo’s Intelligence
- Secret No. 6: Learn Your Cockatoo’s Body Language
- Secret No. 7: Baby Cockatoos Need Socialization
- Secret No. 8: Know The Story Behind Your Rehomed Cockatoo
- Secret No. 9: Understand The Reasons Behind Cockatoo Aggression
- Secret No. 10: Let Your Pet Cockatoo Scream For Joy
- Secret No. 11: Play With Your Pet Cockatoo
- Secret No. 12: Never Stop Learning