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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 06:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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Im bringing home a new cockatoo next month and Im wondering how my sierra is gunna act I dont want them to breed so they will be watched over carefully but I would likr them to bond but dont want to force it any suggestions??005.JPG sierra 3 years old

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Hi I think I've seen you on avian avenue! Welcome

Your new baby needs to be quarantined for at least 3 weeks in a whole different part of the house, in case your new baby is carrying an unseen disease that could be passed on to your current cockatoo

Both birds need separate cages. Both could become aggressive with each other and do damage or even worse to each other. I wouldn't recommend putting them together or even letting them out at the same time.. Your new cockatoo could be coming from an abusive past(although I don't know) and could be unpredictable!!

Good luck keep us updated!!


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Hi I think I've seen you on avian avenue! Welcome

Your new baby needs to be quarantined for at least 3 weeks in a whole different part of the house, in case your new baby is carrying an unseen disease that could be passed on to your current cockatoo

Both birds need separate cages. Both could become aggressive with each other and do damage or even worse to each other. I wouldn't recommend putting them together or even letting them out at the same time.. Your new cockatoo could be coming from an abusive past(although I don't know) and could be unpredictable!!

Good luck keep us updated!!
Im not putting them in the same cage I got another cage I had a male triton around sierra before and that went ok but this is a bigger bird so Im worried and as far as avenue a I quit that there are two many juges in ther and Im not one to be juged this bird is coming from a good hoome it was left behind because the kid wemt off to collage so Im not getting abused bird....But Im keeping it and getting riid of all my fosters and quiting the rescue buisness for good Its just gunna be me and my mis understood pitbulls and U2s and thats all I need

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Sorry to seem like I was judging!!

That sounds great! I think it's amazing you are helping these birds!
It's good to here seirra gets along well with other birds. Hopefully both of them get along well and are best buds!!


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If the cockatoo has been disease testing recently and given the ok then they should be able to meet sooner I would just let them out together and stand next to them. See how they react outside of their cages

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but thats just it I have all my animals quarentined and tested before letting them around my other pets I have really good friends at animal control who hellp me cause I help them by taking animals in from time to time and foster them I do know what Im doing I havent even went and picked up the other bird yet I paid for testing done on him and he is being quarentined somewhere else i havent even brought him hoome yet Sierra has been tested and is neg for everything I do know alot about animals by research fostering and my vet who has actually asked me to foster before so I know the important stuff like vet check ups shot records quarentine I know all about how to do that Sierra isnt my firstt bird II fostered a triton before he was mean to everyone but me he was 15 and so I learned about all the important stuff by fostering hiim my vet helped me out alot with him he finally found a good home and doesnt bite anymore....I get to visit him when ever I like I love checking up on my fosters

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Hi Newbee, I have no answer to your question I just wanted to point out that even if some statements or questions seem trival it is just because we have no idea how much you do or do not know and are just trying to cover all the bases to make sure the birds are healthy... So many come here when it is too late and say I had a bird for 5 years and nothing happened I bought him a friend and now they ate both dead... Why?. I see from your statement you do know what to do so just pass over the info for beginners...lol good luck with the intro. I am timid of big beaks so I stick to smaller parrots... As much as I admire toos I am intimidated by them and amazons and macaws...lol
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That's awesome! I'm in awe of you who take in a too, not to mention more than one (two toos ha ha). Good luck and let us know how it goes. It's awesome too that you did rescue.
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I would be VERY VERY VERY careful. How long has the male cockatoo been without a friend? Has he ever had one? Things can go bad really quickly because a male U2 can become aggressive, territorial and attack Sierra. On the other hand, he might end up turning aggression on you. Bonded cockatoos are a volatile thing and the best bet would to go into this planning it won't work. Don't force it, don't even work to push them towards it. Let them decide on their own.
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I just wanted to say good luck! And I'm glad you already know your stuff!

I'm a moderator on Talk Cockatiels and all too often we have members who have brought new birds into their homes, had it die, and then their other birds start showing symptoms of being sick. It is a terrible thing to watch happen. Sorry if anyone becomes repetitive about the important information. Everyone just wants every bird owner to be well-educated..we can only ensure that by giving the information first-hand..after all there are MANY people who are misinformed or who have learned outdated information and begin to pass that around.

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If the cockatoo has been disease testing recently and given the ok then they should be able to meet sooner I would just let them out together and stand next to them. See how they react outside of their cages
thats what Im haveing done now before I bring him home to be around sierra its the best way to go

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I would be VERY VERY VERY careful. How long has the male cockatoo been without a friend? Has he ever had one? Things can go bad really quickly because a male U2 can become aggressive, territorial and attack Sierra. On the other hand, he might end up turning aggression on you. Bonded cockatoos are a volatile thing and the best bet would to go into this planning it won't work. Don't force it, don't even work to push them towards it. Let them decide on their own.
Ive dealt with aggressive animals before Im always prepared for the worse and hope for the best

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