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Gookle is another craigslist bird, but his story is much sadder than Oliver's.

Bare-eyed cockatoo $300. WHAT! My husband couldn't believe it, "look at this!" He was already on the phone. [I had acquired Oliver a couple months earlier and he is a woman's bird, so naturally my husband wanted one for himself.]

The next day the we went to meet the cockatoo and get his story. Who ever had Gookle figured parrots make good poker bets. They don't! Especially when they lose! So Gookle ended up with a new owner (with who knows how much bird experience). They died and the bird went into limbo again and again. No one wanted the noisy bird. Finally, the brother of the guy who died got a hold of the bird and kept it out of the limbo cycle.

The man named the bird Tori [Japanese for bird] and he didn't know the sex of the bird. They bought him a larger cage because he arrived in something build for a hamster! But the bird was still loud and the man with the bird was a dog guy.

Before talking it over I knew the bird was coming home with us. My husband just loves obnoxiously loud things. And Gookle was such a character! I don't know why we named him Gookle, probably because he's so goofy.

So I guess the price of a good dog is $300. And I hope they like the dog we bought them, because we sure do love our little air horn.
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Hi! My name is Gookle

I am a Bare-Eyed Cockatoo from Sun Valley, NV.

I like to call myself HOT STUFF
But I am also known as Berkles.

21 years old   M

Bare-Eyed Cockatoo

Millet, noodles, chicken, pizza, banana, corn, rice, potato, juice, chips, a bit of a picky junk food eater. [But I do eat my pellets!]

Anywhere Oliver goes I go, period. Do not take Oli out of the room or I'll remind you how loud I am!

Anyone distracting me from destroying my box!

They bought me my own house to destroy and they introduced me to my best friend Oliver!

Silly Dancing. Laughing with the television. Flapping my wings as hard as I can and at the end hiding myself under my wings. Then scream as loud as I can. Did I get your attention?.

BAMP BAMP BAMP!!!! Did you hear something?.

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08/03/2010 10:33.11 AM  
  Hi Gookle
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01/27/2010 01:01.16 PM  
  such a cute name and clever too here is for the name and the bird too a vote such a cute storey
ill be getting two birds around sept 12 their names are going to be tango and blaze

kimberly, west chicago, IL.

08/20/2009 11:54.23 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Gookie!
I am sorry you had such a sad start in life, but it is good to know that you got a good home with loving pet humans! I am a 14 year old bare-eyed cockatoo named Chicklet. I love your pictures! Come and visit the flock as I love to squawk with a fellow 'too. Here's a vote.

Yours in feathers,

Chicklet and co.

Come visit me, In loving memory of my beloved Joey, Cleo, Chicklet- Thanks for BOTD!, Poppy- Thank you for BOTD!, Jazz & Sunny-Thank you every birdie! Wow!.

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12/10/2008 05:18.00 PM  
  hiya hope we can be friends! I just love your bird! SOO CUTE!

Come visit me, Smarty & Softy (RIP).

12/05/2008 05:22.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hey Gookle
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11/17/2008 07:23.59 AM Report This Comment  
He is so cute! Here is a vote!

Come visit me, Henry (In Loving Memory) & Chloe.

11/14/2008 08:52.41 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Gookle!!
Hi and welcome to BC! You're a very pretty cockatoo! I hope you like it here and here's a vote. Whenever you feel like it, fly by and say hi to me.

Come visit me, Shredder & Winnie.

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  Hi Gookie
Wooo Hooo we are your first vote on BC!! We are glad you joined BC and hope you will be our friend. Come visit us anytime you can ..the door is always open. This is a great place to learn things and meet nice people and their fids. Leaving a vote for you as we say cheech to you later my new friend.

Come visit me, ~~Gus~~ & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

11/13/2008 07:16.44 PM Report This Comment  
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