Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY. This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better. Some of them, you may already know. We hope that you enjoy this series!
Name: Sugar (Goffin’s Cockatoo)
Age: at least 25 years (as a rescue, we’re not sure, but he was born before the import ban of wild-caught birds)
Web/Blog Page: https://peacewithmylife.com/
What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents? I was so depressed at the rescue that I didn’t care much if I had new parents or not. The rescue had taken away my mate, and the boy I adored forever (a man, now) didn’t love me anymore. I was too sad to care.
What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home? When they let me out of my cage to fly around the house, I knew that I wanted to stay and it would all be okay. Flying fixes everything!
What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home? Probably the time I bit mom so deeply that she bled a lot, cursed a little, and had to go to get a tetanus shot. I’ve got a powerful beak, you know. I’d bitten everyone by then, and no one liked me; I thought they were going to send me away like the boy did (*hangs head in shame*). I’m so happy they kept me. I don’t bite anymore. Much.
Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why? Definitely Mom! I spend a lot of time on her shoulder, and I supervise all her work on the computer. We usually eat together, too, which I just love! I test everything she eats!
What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you? They think that just because I’m old, I’m grown up. What are they thinking? I’m a cockatoo! We never really grow up!
Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!