Paco is a 28+ old Umbrella cockatoo. His owner had to give him up due to age and the inability to care for Paco anymore.
Paco is used to living with other birds. He loves spending time outdoors, receiving spray baths, and cuddling on the lap of those he's comfortable with. He has shown bouts of aggression when he isn't receiving your full attention. Because he is so needy, he would do best in a home with cockatoo experience that can navigate his quirks.
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): Peppers, apples, melons, almonds
*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*