Cockatoos are a family of parrots that seem to inspire stereotypical thinking, and it seems as if companion 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 companions. I have been enchanted by some of these 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 their interactions with the people in their lives. The following are guidelines to help you have the best relationship possible with your companion cockatoo
**For the full article, pick up the March 2009 issue of BIRD TALK**
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