Miss Merlin, Bird, Cockatoo

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Species: 
Bird
Breed: 
Cockatoo
Primary Breed: 
Cockatoo
Gender: 
Female
Mixed: 
No
Home with kids: 
No
Age: 
Adult
Size: 
Large
Courtesy: 
No
Found: 
No
Description: 
NO calls please-e-mail address at end of bio. Update: Miss Merlin now says hello bird, hello, & is working on some other phases/words. She is learning to step up on your hand for her favorite treats. She does prefer one person at a time near her, she gets possesive if two people sit next to each other when she is out of her cage. She loves to take a bath & spend as much time as possible out of her cage. She has beautiful feathering & loves to be scratched on her head, or under her wing. She has had both females & males interact with her, & she is fine. She is a real nice bird. Miss Merlin became part of our rescue in July 2009, so we are getting to know her. She was surrendered to a local shelter & they sent her to our rescue as we have many years of experience with birds. She is pretty friendly as you can tell from the photos, not comfortable to step up yet, but we are new to her. She LOVES to hug. She says hello when you come in the room, she mutters under her breath, but not sure what she is trying to say. She has been around dogs, cats & other birds and does fine. She loves the camera & will tap and bob her head. Miss Merlin is 21 years old & is an Umbrella Cockatoo. This breed of birds is not suited for apartment life as they can be loud if they choose too. We are seeking a person/family who live in a single family home. A home without children or over 13 years old, no young kids. Her adoption fee is $400 & $500 with cage. We do not ship & she does not fly, so you must live within an 80 mile radius of Aurora. An application & home visit are required for adoption. To get an application or if you have questions about the process or about Miss Merlin contact Debbie at dhbirdlover@yahoo.com