Chilly is a teenage umbrella cockatoo, estimated to be around 16 years old. Chilly is very particular about who can handle him. He is easily overstimulated and sometimes channels all of his cockatoo energy into aggression.
Don't let this turn you away--for someone who is experienced with navigating larger birds, he is extremely affectionate. He is very talkative and entertaining. He will not be adopted out to a first time bird owner, or someone who has only owned small parrots due to how unpredictable he can be.
Adopters will need to have previous bird ownership experience of a larger bird (Amazon, Grey, Macaw, Cockatoo, etc.) to take home a cockatoo. Multiple visits are required for all birds, but expect to make at least 5 visits before taking home a cockatoo. Households that have any children under 12 are not eligible to adopt a cockatoo due to their unpredictable behavior.
Species Life Expectancy: 60-80+ years
Minimum cage required: 40" x 30" x 60"
Minimum bar spacing: 1" - 2"
What I eat here: Goldenfeast 1/2 cup daily, Harrison pellets mixed in.
My favorite treat(s): Broccoli, apples, pea pods
*Adoption fees are given once a bird is placed on hold and has been visited multiple times. Our fees vary based on age, health, handleability and length of time at our sanctuary, so our fees change regularly as each bird is re-assessed*