Champ is a real character and has never met a person he did not like. He has a wonderful disposition and is a real "Velcro" bird. Champ would hang out with you all day long if you let him, he just needs time to get used to you and any people need to go very slow with him. He did not come to us from an ideal situation and he has some insecurities because of that. He is however a typical Cockatoo and can be LOUD when he is feeling ignored. As you may have noticed, Champ does not have tail feathers and he will not grow any (we call him the butt-less wonder!). He had a wound in that area which has long since healed but destroyed all follicles, however, all the plumbing works just fine! Champ has been converted to a healthy diet of pellets, fresh vegetables and fruit. He enjoys nuts as treats. He will try anything you offer. He is especially fond of sweet potatoes.
Champ WILL NOT do well in a home with other cockatoos, he does like being around other birds, but NOT other cockatoos. He also does not like to be around other birds that are very loud. He is fine with other animals though, such as dogs. He is fine with men or women, but he does prefer men.
Champ is under the age of 10 (best guess) and although he may not be the prettiest bird, he sure does have character and will make a great companion for the right family! Everyone who meets Champ falls in love with his sweet personality.
All birds have been properly vetted by an avian veterinarian before being placed up for adoption. Interested in adoption? Please go to our website to fill out an application and to read our adoption protocols at http://floridaparrotrescue.com/adopt-foster-application/
Adoption fees (all fees include the bird’s cage IF the bird has a cage - most do, but please ask!):
Parakeets, Cockatiels, Lovebirds: Fee’s for these birds are optional, but please consider donating any amount you can afford – your donations allow us to help more animals in need!
Quaker Parrots: $50
Parrotlets, Indian Ringnecks: $75
Senegals, Lories, Meyers, Caiques, large Asiatic species: $200
Pionus, Amazons, Miniature Macaws (Hahns, Severe, Illigers, Yellow-Collared), Small Cockatoos (Goffins, Bare-Eyes): $275
Eclectus Parrots: $325
Large (other) Cockatoos (M2′s, U2′s, Sulfur Crested, etc...), African Greys: $400
Large (other) Macaws (B&G’s, Scarlet’s, Greenwing’s, etc..): $500
**Birds that have been in rescue for more than one year – 50% off of adoption fees regardless of species**
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