Can a Cockatoo and an Amazon have chicks (Part - 2)
by Bob D
I would like to thank Dr.B, Linda, and ?? for your comments on the subject. I understand that the two birds will not have chicks But some of the advice raised a few questions.
Dr.B wrote "Do not allow the two birds to have physical contact. No matter how cute and sweet you think it is now, eventually one is going to hurt the other." and Linda wrote "the Cockatoo is likely to kill the Amazon in time. You said the Too is larger than the Amazon and at one time or another, Cockatoos can and do turn on the object of their affection (does that include people) and can either badly injure the other bird, and this includes other Toos, or kill it outright."
Both birds came from homes that had multiple birds.I have seen more then one bird in a cage at zoos, and pet stores. Is the problem based on behavior habits, or is the problem one bird is a Cockatoo and WILL KILL the smaller bird. Linda also said "What you are going to have to do is decide which bird you want to keep and find a good home for the other one." But then said "kept either in separate cages or a large Macaw cage with a panel in the middle". This totally perplexed me. Why have only one bird in the home ? Isn't having a "Macaw cage with a panel in the middle" the same as having two cages in the same room.
The last question I have is about leting the birds eat people food. I get a 50 / 50 opinion on this, some folks say, let the birds eat anything they like. Others say only feed them organic pellets. We have been feeding both birds Grapes, Apples, other fruits and veggies, the amazon loves broccoli. We were thinking this was a good way for the birds to get vitamins. Please explain, I don't want to harm the birds by feeding them something that will do them harm.
Thank for your time.