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Information on Corella’s

OK, so my mum rang up about an ad that I found today… a 35 year old Corella urgently needing a new home. Not sure if he is a Short-billed Corella, or a Long-billed Corella, but the girl was told he is a Long-billed, the photo looks like a Short-billed though.



This IS HIS cage, sadly, it almost looks too small for even a Budgie, she wants the cage gone with him, too.

The girl that is re-homing the Corella, he belonged to her father who is terminally ill and can no longer look after him, so he passed the Corella onto his daughter, but his daughter wants nothing to do with the Corella, and so he is in stuck in this tiny cage day in and day out with no company, no out of cage time, etc.

I have wracked my brain reading up on anything and everything, and I thought I would ask if anyone has one/has had one, or has personal experience with one.
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I don't have any experience, I've actually never even heard of a Corella, but it is a beautiful bird!!
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i have never heard of one either but it is a pretty bird the best thing to do is google it and see if you can find some info on it

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That is what I have been doing all day, lol. But thank you!
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I almost bought one but the store gave back my deposit and gave him to somebody who could pay upfront. They are one of my absolute favorites and when the time comes I'd love another

Poor baby though definitely not a slender billed

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Poor lil fella! I luv the bare eye corella. They are of all the toos usually the most docile. I would take him in a heartbeat if I lived there. Pray he finds a loving home.
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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.
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