My name is Zachary!

Cockatoo for adoption in Northbrook, Illinois - Zachary
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I'm being cared for by:
a Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Incorporated

Facts about Zachary

  • Breed: Cockatoo
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Unknown
  • Sex: Male
  • ID#: 5904199
Hi there! I'm Zachary, a Goffin's cockatoo. People call me Zach for short. I'm actually a female, even though my name is more of a male's name. I'm a sweetheart and I love perching on people's heads. You may want to check your hair before you leave the house.... you never know what kind of surprise I may have left in there! Over the years, I've been a bit rough on my feathers and many of them will no longer grow back. I look a little bit naked, but I am still the most adorable little bird around! You should see my legs... everyone calls them chicken legs. I love nothing more than under-wing rubs. If you're willing to indulge me, I'll readily lift my wings up for a good rub. If you'd like to learn more about me, please contact the Refuge.

About a Refuge for Saving the Wildlife, Incorporated

About Our Rescue Group...

We are a not-for-profit, no-kill parrot rescue, rehabilitation, education and adoption shelter.

We are accredited by the Association of Avian Rescue Organizations (AARO) and licensed by the Illinois Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Animal Welfare to provide for adoptions. We are also a member of the Society of Animal Welfare Administrators.

Come Meet Our Pets...

Currently, you can meet our pets online at Once you have submitted an application and had both a phone interview and home inspection, you will be invited to come meet some of the birds in person.

Our Adoption Process...

All of our animals have an individualized fee associated with their adoption which is based upon the vet fees incurred. Please contact us for an adoption application. There will then be a phone interview, home inspection, and then you will visit with the birds to help determine which bird is appropriate for your home.