Join Date: Oct 2009
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It is definitely a Short Billed Corella. Probably one of the best talking of the Cockatoo family. I have hand raised many short bills. I just love them. They have a very strong personality and believe it or not they have a great sense of humour, they will come out with some of the funniest things at exactly the right time. They can be abit beaky but are often not being nasty, they just don't seem to know their own strength. As for getting bitten, I think I would rather be bitten by a Sulphur than a Corella. That being said, I think they make great companions.
I just lost my lovely Karl recently (heavy metal poisoning and no hope of saving him). He was the best bird. He would greet me every morning with 'Hello Darling'. If the dogs knocked something over he would say 'Well done dopey'. He was always talking. It is just so quiet here without him now. I have 2 of his brothers and I now have an unrelated female so I am hoping that I can breed some babies in the next couple of years and can have another just like him. Karl's brothers have lots of personality too, just not to the extent of Karl's The female Birdie also has a cheeky personality.
I don't know what else you want to know. To me they are one of the best of the Cockatoo family. I would have more in a flash.