Darcy is an adorable Ducorps cockatoo who loves to dance. She was named after the ballerina and Strictly judge, Darcy Bussel. She does indeed look like a ballerina, as her wing feathers look like a glorious tutu. However, she has severe medical and behavioural needs and needs close monitoring and supervision…
Sadly, Darcy suffered severe zinc poisoning prior to coming to Birdline and she had to be hospitalised. She is also severely plucked across her back and front, and does not have enough flight feathers to fly, which in turn affects her confidence and behaviour. She has been known to self-mutilate and has opened gaping wounds under her wings. She can be moody and will fly at people and bite for no discernible reason, then the next day she will be all kisses and cuddles.
Darcy needs ongoing treatment, including medication and bi-annual vet visits and blood checks. She has not mutilated or pulled blood feathers since 2017 so she is doing well under her current health care regime.
If you would like to sponsor Darcy, she would love to stay in touch on her secret page which she will share with you. Her birthday with us is 26/06/2010 and she was born in 2004, should you wish to send her a gift. She particularly likes shredding things!