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About 4 years ago I purchased a beautiful Cockatiel. After one year of owning her I realized I really wanted a larger bird. So I started reading up on them, trying to decide which would be best for me, first it was the Cockatoo, then the African Grey, then the Ecletic (sp?). Finally back to the Cockatoo. It was odd, about two weeks ago, I got this feeling to check the Fresno Bee Classified section. There he was, Citron Cockatoo for sale, large vocabulary. I called on him & was told that he already said my & my husbands name! From previous owners. So of course I went to meet him. The rest his history.... Awards
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Hi! My name is Corky

I am a Cockatoo from Clovis, CA.

Corky Bird

14 years old   M


Grapes, Broccoli & Carrots

On top of his cage.

Carole, my new human.

Update: As I said before, after 3 years of begging my husband for a bird, he finally gave in, but Corky absolutely hated me & Loves Mark! I've been working daily with Corky, talking to him thru his cage & two nights now he has let me pet him out-side of his cage! I am winning him over. We will be just fine.
Thank you to all of you that gave me some wonderful advice. But expecially thank you to Barbara Heidenreich author of The Parrot Problem Solver.

Now that I've had Corky for about a month, he is showing his quirky habits, one being when I say peek-a-boo, he looks a lot like the picture you see of him on the bottom of the page & he quickly leans from side to side. Very cute. He also does some sign language, he gets his right foot & taps it on the bottom of his bottom beak. hmmm???.

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10/29/2008 10:20.43 AM  
  Stopping to say hello from your birdie friend Valentino again, and to drop you another vote. Mom is letting me play again tonight because Easter is tomorrow, so I must come on here and wish my bird friends a Happy Easter!

Come visit me, Mic "The Tongue" Jaeger & Valentino "Big Boy" Jaeger.

03/23/2008 02:46.31 AM Report This Comment  
Hello corky! you are a citron cockatoo just like me. Here is a vote for you. Feathered Hugs, Ting Tang

Come visit me, Skye & Bow.

02/16/2008 03:41.45 PM Report This Comment  
Tootes & I would like to wish you and your family's a HAPPY THANKSGIVING! I know I never would have made it to BOTW this week if it hadn't been for all my wonderful friends. I am very thankful for that and for having such wonderful friends. Thank you. Now I would like to take a minute to remember all the sweet friends that we have lost this year. I'm sure their family's are very thankful for having know them and having them in their lives. This is for (Rosie, Frank, Lola, & Sebastion and all the other birds that I haven't mentioned)>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>-->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>- >->->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>->>->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>- >>>->>>->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>->>>>->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>- >>>>>->>>>>->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>->>>>>>->>>>>>>>>>>- >>>>>>>->>>>>>>->>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>->>>>>>>>->>>>>>>- >>> God bless each and everyone of you and may you be safe and flying free over the rainbow bridge. We love and miss you very much? I am also very thankful for all the people out there that has opened their homes and hearts to all those mistreated birds. (Braveheart & Cory) and all the others.. They are very lucky & I'm sure they are very thankful for their new mommy's & daddy's. HAPPY THANKSGIVING & GOD BLESS EVERYONE OF YOU & YOUR FAMILY'S. You are all very speical to me & my mom. We love you all. Love, Rocky, Tootes & our mom, Stacy


11/22/2007 06:23.23 PM Report This Comment  
Thank you for visiting me and for the compliment. You are very handsome too.. All us too's are handsome! hee hee hee! I love your pictures to... Heres another vote for you. Take care and I'll talk to you soon. your friend, *Rocky*♥ xoxoxoxoxoxo


10/17/2007 04:38.00 PM Report This Comment  
It's so nice to meet you. You are very handsome!! I was flying by and I had to stop and give you a vote and to say "HI" I hope you and your mommy are getting along better these days.. Come visit me and we can talk. Your friend, *Rocky* xoxoxoxoxxo


10/15/2007 11:28.44 AM Report This Comment  
Hi Corky, what a small world, I am from Clovis too! I used to be a "country bird" and lived off Armstrong Rd. Now I live just outside of Los Angeles, so I'm more of an "urban bird" now. Keep being nicer and nicer to your mom, I can tell she loves you alot! --Lilly

Come visit me, Isabelle, Charlie, Xochi, Gerard & Lilly.

10/11/2007 11:04.44 AM Report This Comment  
  HI buddy!
Thank you for the greet! Yes we are on the endangered list wonder why? Mom says Im so cuddly and friendly. No bad habits here yet so I here and I love my new home!

What do you like to eat? Im a picky eater and love green stuff and my seed but not warm food.


Come visit me, STELLA THE CITRON.

10/03/2007 04:36.36 PM Report This Comment  
  It's been a heck of a summer
So it's the end of the month, and fall is finally starting to settle upon us here. Summer went by so fast for me. I lost my second home and found my third. I've been with my new mom now for about five months and I've really started to settle in. The leaves are starting to change color. Lots of red, orange and yellow. It's very pretty in NH this time of year. Apple picking is coming to a close so mom is hoping to get some picking in soon (not that I like apples all that much, but they are one of Pippins favorites). The weather is surprisingly still very warm, but mom and I hear that is soon to change. Whether we like it or not snow is on it's way, brrr! We've has some baby birds come and go and now the house is relatively quiet again. I hope you've had a wonderfull summer and fall, and I'll talk to you soon. Ollie~

Come visit me, Brett - Greater Vasa Parrot, Pippin & Ollie (the bird formerly known as Harry).

09/29/2007 08:25.23 AM Report This Comment  
Im so glad to meet you Corky! I thought Id never see another relative around unlike all our cousins hehehe. Ill vote for you and hope you check my page out "Too" Im very new to the site and sure love to see another nice orange crest around! Wow I wonder if we are related???

Whistle whistle ;) STELLA

Come visit me, STELLA THE CITRON.

09/29/2007 12:28.06 AM Report This Comment  
  just a quick hello
I've got a lot of mail to read and replay to. I've been in the hospital now I am out and as good as new. So I will write more to you after I talk to Dad AND see they got in to. (Thats Dad and Merlin. Stephanie

Come visit me, Merlin.

09/20/2007 10:56.57 PM Report This Comment  
  I hoped we helped
We have a few as you know just like with kids. Just when you give up they do what you want keep up the good work,

Come visit me, Pepper & Hercules.

09/01/2007 09:00.52 PM Report This Comment  
  My daughtes cockatoo and men
My Daughters bird merlin will if I come near him when my daughter is around he will try to attack me, and will bite me if I get to close to him and her, also even if I'm alone with him he will keep biting me his 2nd owners boy friend abused him so bad that she give the bird to my daughters friend in AZ. For 2 years my daughter would visit her friend AZ.and merlin took a liking to my daughter and when my daughter would leave and come home merlin would be depressed, her friend has 2 other birds and merlin would also attack her husband so she asked Stephanie if she would like take Merlin. And thats how merlin came to us. I work with the bird in his cage as offend is I can I'm trying to get him to say hello and dance like I've seen other Cockatoo's do and I love building toys for him to destroy some day I'll win him over. I'm going to get Barbara Heidenreich"The Parrot Problem Solver". mybe at 13 teen years old hes passed the learning age. will say hi to Corky

Come visit me, Merlin.

08/19/2007 07:59.25 AM Report This Comment  
Thanks for Writting me back. Hope to talk again. Heres a vote. Have a great day.
Oscar! BY BY!

Come visit me, Oscar.

08/16/2007 08:26.00 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Corky
1 of my fave birds are Cockatoos and I know why I mean look at you your just the prettiest thing. Oh wanted to tell you that my bird loves brocolie too. Realy loves it.Unfortunetly I need to go now. Drop me a line sometime.I gave out a vote.

Come visit me, Oscar.

08/15/2007 09:38.09 AM Report This Comment  
  We have4 the same problem
I got a Blue Front that I brought home one day and the wife hated it because it bit her hard. any way Now he bird is her playmate evey night after work the bird waits for her. I wounder if you husband is a large man because I have found that if you have no fear of the birds they tend to warm up to you faster. Now the Blue front treats me like its father or mother and gives love and attion but when the wife walks in thats another story. Also you have to get tougher fingers I have found that when birds bite i push in veses pull away this way it gags them and they don't get the responds that they want. After about a week they quit bitting due to the fact it's not fun.

Come visit me, Pepper & Hercules.

08/14/2007 05:32.15 AM Report This Comment  
  Yay You!
It's nice to hear your giving your new mom a chance. People are nice for scritches. Hoping around on the floor huh? Me I like to spend my time playing around on any of my play trees. I don't go on teh floor too much. I talk to you later.


Come visit me, Brett - Greater Vasa Parrot, Pippin & Ollie (the bird formerly known as Harry).

07/31/2007 01:20.48 PM Report This Comment  
Thanks for the comment on Coco. Good luck with Corky!

Come visit me, Coco.

07/31/2007 09:59.14 AM Report This Comment  
  hi there!
arent you gorgeous! love you rcrest...i am rather fond of mine but yours is very pretty all yellow! here is a vote for you! :)

Come visit me, vern--good bye, RIP tressa RIP, scout, amos, RIP scarlett,rose,poppy, iris- RIP Chickens, noah, malachi, silas RIP & RIP ike RIP.

07/29/2007 03:22.40 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello from Ollie
Hey Corky, give you mom a try. I bit mom a couple of times when she first got me, but now I really like her (it's been about two months). I even try to share my food with her (she thinks that's gross). Are you your mom's first big parrot? My mom works at a local pet shop and hand raises the babies there. She has clicker trained her conure, he can do around eleven tricks. She is stick training me now, for when I get in my summer mood swings. Don't worry it's going to take time for you to adjust to your new surroundings. But it sounds like your mom really loves you and if you give her a chance I'm sure you'll make life long friends! I'll talk to you soon.


Come visit me, Brett - Greater Vasa Parrot, Pippin & Ollie (the bird formerly known as Harry).

07/29/2007 02:03.03 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi from Buddy and lil Bird
Corky, you are so beautiful!! Good luck with training your human. Be gentle.. they really are pretty nice!The best bet is to give Corky time to adjust. Birds have their favorites and you have to respect that. But he will see you aren't a threat and you provide him with food and a clean cage. They are so smart! It takes time..Buddy still doesn't trust me but steps up no problem.Here's a vote! Behave!!

Come visit me, Buddy !!!, Little Bird & Gracie*.

07/29/2007 05:32.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Greetings from Shannigans
I am so happy to meet you. You are quite cute.

Come visit me, Babycakes, Snigglefritz, Pumpkin, HALDIR AND PINK LADY, Sparkle and I am lost, escaped my cage, Shadow & Shananigans.

07/28/2007 09:28.17 PM Report This Comment  
welcome to the club.ur sooooooo cute!!!i love ur crest!gave a vote.keep that beak open and keep smiling!

Come visit me, ozzy~flew away 21 April, 2010~, bonzi, lucky and butterball, tweiker,dexter and blueberry, sonny, kettle, tulip~R.I.P. 8-31-08~, patch~passed away 6/13/07~, kiwi, cinnamon (flew away in 2003), silver, spice, storm, baby, snow, blade, tweety, cricket, lightning, patchy~passed on.3-3-08, peeps(passed away 6-16-07), sky *R.I.P. 12/25/08* & cloud and spirit.

07/28/2007 08:37.55 PM Report This Comment  
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