This is Dutch, a Moluccan Cockatoo who belongs to friends of ours.
Dutch is really excitable and laughs a lot. Kids call him "Laughing Bird."
Dutch stayed with us for a few months due to some behavioral problems
that were causing trouble when his humans were selling their home.
He would do a high-pitched screech for hours and hours and many
times the neighbors had called the police to complain about it.
Now they live somewhere better
where noise is no longer an issue.
It's important to realize that bringing a parrot or Cockatoo into your life is a life-long commitment. There are many people who buy into what a breeder or pet store tells them who have no idea what they'll be dealing with once their bird reaches maturity. The amount of birds in captivity winding up in rescues and shelters is astounding. Please watch the following video.
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