Cockatoo named Cockie available for adoption

Adoptable Cockatoo
Adoptable Cockatoo
Adoptable Cockatoo


Looks Like: Cockatoo
Color: White

Special Criteria
Sanctuary Visit Required

Cockie was once a free-flying bird in Australia. But then he was captured and flown across the world to become a pet. It's truly tragic! But now, he's too acclimated to human life ever to return to the wild. The people who bought Cockie at auction loved him dearly, but they didn't know all the things that a cockatoo needs to be happy. For 30 years, he lived with the family, and never once was Cockie out of his cage. When his person died, he went into foster care for two years. Even though his cage door was left open all day, he was too frightened to come out and explore the world. His foster mother was worried about Cockie's mental and emotional health and contacted Best Friends to see if the caregivers could work with him to open up his world. Now, he lives in a flight cage and is learning that the world is not such a scary place. He could definitely use a loving, parrot-savvy home.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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