I don't think I have introduced you to Victoria. She is an 11 year old female, large sulphur crested cockatoo. She came to live with us after we spent a year in Australia. Australia's native birds are everywhere. They would come down to the ground and forage in the dirt. After seeing them everywhere, I wanted to bring one home. I could buy a cockatoo for $10 Australian dollars. At that time our American dollar was worth twice as much as theirs. But the down sides were, the birds were wild, and the birds had to spend 3 months in quarantine, at a great cost. Not all animals in quarantine survived. We came home and within a mouth, we heard of a breeder who was selling an adolescent cockatoo. Long story short, we bought her and she has been living with us all these years. She's a good bird and very personable and friendly, not what we would have with a wild bird. She was hand feed from birth and I don't think she knows that she is a bird. She is a great amusement in our house.
Today, Victoria is going to help me remove pins. This is one of her favorite things, that and button removal.
Keep warm, Brandie