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I got a phone call from my husband's sister-in-law to tell me her dad wanted to give his cockatiel away. She said him and his wife were both having health issues and nobody had paid any attention to the bird for 2 years! I came over their house to find Careto (formerly known as Arizona) in a room all by himself, in a dirty filthy cage, dirty bowels and all they gave him to eat was a really poor seed mix. I decided right there I was taking him home. It took him awhile to get used to us. He bit really hard, he didn't trust anyone. I clipped his wings and started to work with him on trust (I endured so many bloody bites, ouch!). I changed his diet to pellets; he had screaming fits for about 3 weeks begging for seed. He still eats seed (a much better kind) but his base diet now is pellets. I know some of his behaviors will never go totally away but I will always try my best to help him not do them so much. Inspite of his weirdness, he now knows he is loved!.

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Hi! My name is Careto

I am a Pied Mutation Cockatiel from north chicago, IL.

weird bird, crazy bird

13 years old   M

Pied Mutation Cockatiel

I don't have one in particular

anywhere travieso (other cockatiel) is

getting separated from travieso, my other male cockatiel... he's his best friend but travieso doesn't feel the same about him (LOL)

I drive mom crazy. I've heard some people ask her why she doesn't get rid of me, but she never will. From day one she committed herself to love me and care for me and I know I'm in my forever home with her. She loves me. She understands me. She is good to me even when I'm moody and mean.

I must admit I'm an all around quirky cockatiel. I wasn't handled and cared for properly when I was young and thus became neurotic. I constantly and repeatedly tap cage bars or bowels and sometimes regurgitate. These and other types of behaviors drive my mom insane but she understands it isn't my fault I act this way, so she tries her best to relieve my anxiety with other things (ie toys)..

Be good to us, treat us right, if you do, I promise I will always love you..

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  Hi Careto,

So happy to hear you have a Forever Home. My Sister, Oz is also in her Forever Home. Mommy is her 3rd owner. My name is Apache and I'm a White Face Cockatiel. Want to be Friends? Please stop by anytime and see me and my Flock cause we love having company. Before I go I'm gonna vote for you. Bye for now and Happy New Year to you and your Family.

Come visit me, PARKER IN CHEYENNE & APACHE'S WEDDINGS 09/20/14, SILVER IN CHEYENNE & APACHE'S WEDDINGS ON 09/20/14, APACHE MARRIED HIS LOVE SNOWFLAKE ON 09/20/14, OZ IN CHEYENNE & APACHE'S WEDDINGS ON 09/20/14 & CHEYENNE MARRIED HER JEDI ON 09/20/14.

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  Hi from Bindi in Colorado Springs!
Hi Careto ! TWEET !! So glad that you have a wonderful family !! I wasnt abused but my former parents had two large cats and two rottweilers and couldnt let me out or really spend time with me ! Now I too have a wonderful home now and I AM SOOO SPOILED! My mama had clipped my wings before, but not now anyway, I only fly to the fan or to be with my mama or daddy is at!! Come visit me sometime ! TWEET !

Come visit me, Mori & Molli.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  HELLO
hey im also a cockatiel but pearl iwas wondering if ever at night you get scared and start to bleed if you no how to stop me tell me

Come visit me, Pearl.

09/08/2007 02:49.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Careto
Hi THERE YA MOM WAS KLSCARED WE LOST HIM BUT HE STAYED IN THE TREE ALL THAT HAPPEN IS WHEN DAD WHENT TO GET HIM HE JUMP AND DAD PULLED AND ALL TANGO'S TAIL FEATHER CAME OUT SO WE CALLED HIM CHICKEN B--T UNTIL HIS TAIL FEATHER GREW BACK, WE ARE GOING TO GO VISIT GRANDPA FOR A FEW DAYS SO WILL WRITE WHEN WE GET BACK. hAVE A GOOD WEEKEND PALS Yugi

Come visit me, DITTO, SKITTLES & BOO, RIO, MOCHA & LITTLE PEEP.

08/01/2007 06:13.32 PM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for visiting me. An I apriecate you can help me, my dad start training me and its really fun I hope I can be more confident with my dad. Thank you very much Here is a vote for you

Come visit me, Kisha, Goku & Kira.

07/31/2007 03:15.50 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi
Mom clips our wings too. Tango flew out the door about a month ago and and landed in the neighbors tree it took mom land dad about an hour to get him out of the tree. So mom clips our wings and toenail we hate that part :( But she always gives us millet after so I guess it's not that bad :). Tell Travieso Hi for me Talk to ya later and have Nice Day From Yugi

Come visit me, DITTO, SKITTLES & BOO, RIO, MOCHA & LITTLE PEEP.

07/31/2007 10:39.11 AM Report This Comment  
  Careto
Hi ya we do look a lot a like. There is 8 cockatiels and we all get along and 1 Quaker Parrrot she does not like us. If we get on her cage she chases off it. We try and sneak over to her cage but she always sees us he he he. Have a good weekend From Yugi and the Gang

Come visit me, DITTO, SKITTLES & BOO, RIO, MOCHA & LITTLE PEEP.

07/28/2007 09:12.12 AM Report This Comment  
  Your story sounds like mine! All I used to eat was wild bird seed and I didn't have any toys except for a dirty broken bell. I'm very spoiled now and I bet you are too! Here's a vote! ~Snuggles

michelle, rochester, IN.

03/09/2007 07:16.51 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi!
I'm glad you have an understanding and patient mom and a forever home! You're a beauty!

Christina, Brampton, Ont., AE.

02/27/2007 12:33.57 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Careto. It's too bad about how you've had to live the past couple years. Lenny and I wish you good luck with your new owner.

Come visit me, Lenny.

01/11/2007 02:29.41 PM Report This Comment  
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Hi, Careto. You are a good looking 'tiel. I'm so glad you have such an understanding mom. Those are the best kind! Isn't it great to have someone love you even if you aren't perfect? Just like people, we birds need to feel loved even if we have problems. I know, because I can't fly.But my mom and dad love me anyway, and they take me wherever I want to get to. It's really good to be loved unconditionally! Come visit me! Gotta fly...

Come visit me, Feathers.

01/11/2007 01:27.09 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Careto!
We are so sorry you had to live that way for two years! No bird deserves that! We are soooo glad that you now have a forever home! It's so awesome that your mommy took the time to work with you and understand you on your own timetable! You are truly a pretty and lucky 'tiel!

Come visit me, Snuggles and her gang & Feather Plucker's Anonymous.

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