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Goffin Cockatoos

I Adopted 2 Goffin Cockatoos From A Shelter They Only Wanted $30 for both cause they didn't know how to care for them i found out through my avian vet that this lady was looking for good home for her cockatoos cause she was sick and vet said for me to call her and so i did and she said that she took them to the shelter! Tyson Plucks his feathers cause Tiki terrorizes him so i have them seperate right now and trying to Rehome Tiki cause i planned to keep 1 but got both due to them being terrorized at the shelter by dogs barking near by so they were very scared! Tyson is the friendly one and he was born with a deformed foot so he has hard time perching sometimes and also i can't get him to step up on my hand!Tyson 001.JPG

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thank you for taking them in, they're such beautiful birds, they don't deserve to be in a shelter. Such beautiful birds

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I Love Them Both But I Need To Rehome Tiki As I Don't Have Room For 2 Big Cages Right Now As They aren't getting along but i decided to keep Tyson cause he has some feather plucking problems and the vet said its stress from tiki harassing him so i had to seperate them
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Awh okay. Well congrats on the new fids!

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I'm wondering about the cause of tyson plucking, whether the vet is right or not.
Things with some vets even avain ones that don't keep birds is that they have the theory knowledge but no practical experience so they don't always get things right.
They lived together quite happily before didn't they? Did Tiki start to terroise Tyson at the shelter? I wonder if it was down to the stress of being in the shelter/dogs barking that caused the aggresion/fear?...
I have a couple of female Toos one being a rescue feather plucked Goffin. They share a large double cage. Unfortunately she had plucked so badly before I got her she name the follicles and is bald in places, she will never have a pretty neck and head like yours have
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Jess my cockatiel is exactly the same. He's bald around his neck and under wings and on his shoulders!

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She hasn't plucked for years but the damage was done before I got her. I did see her do it when I first took her on, she reached upto the back of her head with her foot and ripped them out. She has grown some back, mainly on the body but where she had removed the fluffy feathers it's done damage and she has bald bit, like you say bald legs as well.
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yup, it's very sad to see, but there's nothing I can do

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Hopefully Tyson will be alright now, doesn't look like he's plucked too many of his fluffies out so they should grow back. I think it's when they plucked the main feathers and the fluffies out constanly that the damage gets done. I don't know the full background to my ones history so she was probably doing it for a long time before I took her on, her previous owner was elderly ill then passed away.I don't think she'd been let put of the cage much (if at all)as she was a very poor flyer at first although her wings were intact, she used to shake so much the cage rattled. The thing that ended up bringing her out of her shell was meeting the other birds funnily enough. I was nervous about introducing her but it was what she needed.
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Mine Has Plucked to point of damage i think he can grow his feathers back! He is sweet
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I met not to the point of damage
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I have a goffin that I adopted 9 years ago. He was plucking when i got him and still does but he will let his feathers grow back in and looks normal for several months, once over a year, but then starts again. Sometimes I know why but other times i do not see anything that could be the cause of it. Usually he does not pluck too bad but once he went all crazy and even chewed his tail off. He does not like other birds, when I first got him he lived with other cockatoos and was fighting with them, that is why the previous people wanted to get rid of him. Few years ago I had to have him stay with a friend for a long time (due to my sons health problems) and she had parrots and he hated them all. I have two cockatiels and he tolerates them but does not like them.
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oh congrats too bad there having problem

You know whats weird though I adopted two humane society budgies for my boarding kennel and they seem to love the dogs barking, I mean naturally birds love sound, I dunno if that makes any difference but yeah maybe they just need some relaxing time apart sometimes females can be so weird I mean specially as you said shes been stressed from moving, I hope you find a good home for tiki, good luck

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I found a good home for tiki today his new owner had a goffin for 40 years and it passed away last year and tiki drew blood on me twice! He was untameable but the guy plans on working with him and he has a Amazon as well! I am gonna get Tyson tested for feather and beak diease and move him out of the bird room!! I am praying he doesn't have it though
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it's good you found him a home

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I think Amazons and Cockatoos generally get on well together so hopefully that will work out okay. Goffins can give a nasty bite, my one preffered men in the early days so I tended to get bitten more. They don't let go either, their bites can be really really bad!!! The only other parrot I know that bites nearly as hard and won't let go is a Caique.
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The umbrella cockatoo I got bit by hurt a lot! And I also got bit by a Kea

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awww congrats sounds like theyll be a good match, and ouch hope your hands okay.

Whoa daisy you had a kea? I think there the most amazing parrot so different then the rest. There really cool

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No no no I just got to handle one haha!

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Yea The Guy Said My Cockatoo Attacked His Amazon I Think He Intended To House Them With Each Other! I think he wanted to return Tiki and get his money back and i told him to give him longer than a few hours and i won't give refunds back plus he knew that the bird was untame and such!! Tiki was already aggressive towards tyson and that should of been a tell tell sign not to put him with the amazon and house them seperate!! My finger hurts really bad and slightly swollen so if it gets worst i may have to go to the doctor!!
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