||Five years old|
||Kelso, Washington, USA|
brought Jake home to be in our family about a year ago. I was at a
specialty bird store looking at toys and birds. He was scared in his
cage, then some people came in looking to get a bird. They got Jake
out of the cage and onto a stand. He was sooo terrified of everyone
and just sat there shaking. After watching for a few minutes and
people walking away - finally, I walked up to him talking and he
scooted towards me on the perch. I got closer to him because of
this, when I was close enough he just laid his head on my chest and
snuggled in wrapping his wing over my shoulder. I was not looking
for a cockatoo just yet, wanted to wait a few more months but he
stole my heart. He also took right to my husband without fear.
He came from an abusive home and has since blossomed. He cuddles,
loves, coos, plays, and entertains. Since coming home he has learned
to perch on an arm, step up command, knows when it is time to go back
to his cage, he hardly played now he can go through a barn full of
wood in less than 24 hours if he were allowed! There is nothing more
special than when he puts his head on your chest and a wing over your
shoulder as if he is giving a hug.
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