||Thirteen years old|
||Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA|
years ago my husband and I lost our bird to cancer. We missed
her so much we decided to get another bird. We started looking and
instantly fell in love with Elvie. We adopted him thirteen years ago when he
was a baby. He is so loving and has such an exuberant personality. He's
the best companion we could of ever dreamed of having. Cockatoos are not
for every family and every family is not for cockatoos. Luckily, ours
has been a rewarding relationship. Elvie is our king cockatoo!
I'll let Elvie tell you more about himself:
I like my name, when I meet a stranger I am sure to say "Hello" then "Hi
Elvie" - that way you know my name and what to call me. I might even
greet you by saying "Hi Love". My mama has a lot of names for me, she
says " Hi Elvie" "Hi Love" "Mommas Baby" "Good Boy""Pretty Bird"
Mama says, she "loves the baby" that's me! I am a pretty good talker
My daddy is a very special person in my life. I like to perch on his
lap, he has a special touch that makes me feel happy when he gently
scratches my back and under my wings. I even pick up my wing and let him
keep rubbing under it, it feels so good. I love my daddy a lot. but, I
am really a mommas baby, she says I am her soft fluffy cuddle baby, that
makes me feel good. I like to play catch the ball with my momma. She
gives me cardboard boxes to play in and chew into little pieces. That is
lots of fun! I have lots of fun chewing wooden blocks too. When I chew
them up I get new ones.