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Our Sulfur-Crested Cockatoo is a 6yo male, just exiting puberty.
He's really sweet and affectionate, as cockatoos are known for

* unless you truly know what you're getting into and the commitment it requires
Around my daughter he's like a giddy prom date, and needs to show off to her by...
...attacking me.

A 350 gram bird with a beak sharper than wirecutters can make some really impressive cuts, and the crush creates painful bruising.

He KNOWS not to...but instinct!
We've learned to handle it well; he's trained now to go to his cage when I say "Inside Time!", when I sense the situation coming.


Those beaks need trimming and they instinctively gnaw wood etc.

He's chewed up the sacrificial crown molding on cabinets
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#omicron, #COVID19, #variants, #transmissibility, #virulence, #GlobalControl
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#IndustrialCapitalism, #FinancialCapitalism, #consequences
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Day 4 of #ScienceWeek, and we’re following in the wingbeats of Dr John Martin (@Wingtags) from Taronga’s #ConservationScience team. Taronga’s terrestrial ecologist focuses on #UrbanEcology #CitizenScience. Image
From #binchickens to dumpster-diving #cockatoos, Taronga's #UrbanEcology work is rich and varied. Take a peak at some of these collaborative #CitizenScience projects and their outcomes in today’s #ScienceWeek threads. Image
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