Hi! My name is Charlie and I’m a 25 year old Ducorps cockatoo. I was safehoused with my SH mum in January 2019 after an emergency rehome due to family difficulties. My Safehouse mum adores me and is really sad to not be able to foster me forever- but she has tinnitus and I am a noisy chap at times! I am super clever, and really chatty. I’ll step up and come out of my cage straight away, have a natter and a play and then set off to destroy something.
I really love the ladies. My Safehouse mum is my favourite but I like her mum too. I’ll accept cuddles and scratches from her male partner but ideally he won’t interact too much with her whilst I’m out, because that’s MY time!
I’m a cockatoo so I like a shriek but I don’t think I’m the worst cockatoo for it- I prefer to chat. When you come into the room I’ll say ‘hello Charlie’ and ‘how you doin?’. I do NOT approve of the hoover, and will shout at it, sometimes with the odd rude word. I’ll wolf whistle and I love singing and dancing. I have a little tired squawk which I do in the evening when I want my cover on. When you put me to bed I’ll say “I’m a good boy” and I like you to agree that I am. My best foods are banana pancakes (just egg and banana) and peas. I love shelling peas. I also enjoy chucking my seed all over the floor (who doesn’t?). I have a little bald spot on my tummy but my family has never seen my plucking. I need a lovely lady to adore.
Currently I live with a family with young kids and teens and I like watching them go about their business but am not keen for them to play with me or take me out of my cage. My previous home said I would attack the Male, but I don’t here, in fact I like him as he’s gentle and calm. There are dogs here too but we don’t worry each other. I’ve learnt to bark and I sometimes copy the ducks who live in the garden. I enjoy the confusion on my Safehouse mum’s face when she thinks the ducks and dogs are indoors fighting! My Safehouse mum had never had a bird before me and read that Toos are tricky- but she says I’m not- I’m a handsome boy that just wants to adore one lucky lady (and tolerate anyone else in the family!).