Coconut, the Umbrella Cockatoo, came to Animal Wonders about a year ago when his owner could no longer care for him. He was in a pretty poor environment and his feathers were severely plucked. We helped Coco in his time of need by giving him a clean, sanitary environment with a proper diet through varied and highly nutritional foods. He was given the company of other birds and offered a great amount of behavioral enrichment. Coconut learned how to enjoy his toys and treats and did allow some of his feathers to grow back but he was never completely satisfied. He didn't enjoy the other bird's company as much as we had hoped and we could not provide him with enough one-on-one time to quench his needs. We began to search for a suitable situation where he would be provided with everything Animal Wonders could give plus more time devoted directly to him (in general, cockatoos require about 6 hours of interaction with their human companions every day). Our goal was to make sure Coconut could get exactly what he needed, and that was a home where he was the center of attention. We found a great home for him where he will get the best nutrition, environment, and interaction possible. We will miss Coco's bright personality and his welcoming "hello" but we are very happy to have him in a situation where all of his needs are met.
It's been about a week, and so far so good. I will try to give updates as time goes on.
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