Nigel – Umbrella Cockatoo

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Nigel has been adopted and will be moving to his new home on Monday!

 

Meet Nigel. Nigel is an Umbrella Cockatoo, and typical for his breed, he is a firecracker!

Nigel is an extremely social bird who is very vocal and gets quite upset when people initially leave.

Nigel will need an understanding family with big cockatoo experience. If you understand the needs of this big guy, (and also how to avoid his wants!) then Nigel needs you!

 

Nigel is available for adoption at the Calgary Humane Society.

If you cannot commit to adoption for Nigel, he may also be available as long term foster through Birdline.

Please visit the Calgary Humane Society to meet Nigel and speak with an adoptions counselor if you wish to give this big loving guy a fantastic feathever hom!

4455 110th AVE SE, Calgary, Alberta T2C 2T7 Phone 403-205-4455 | Fax: 403-723-6050 – See more at: http://www.calgaryhumane.ca/contact-us/#sthash.InfMKRPT.dpuf

Name
phone
Email
Address
City
Province
Please indicate your type of residence.
Please indicate the size of parrot you are interested in.
Do you have a preference for a particular species?
Do you own or rent your home?
If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to house pets?
Who will be the primary caregiver?
Are all members of the family in agreement to adopt this bird?
How old are your children?
Do you foresee any further children in your future?
Do you work full or part time?
How many hours a day will the bird be in his/her cage?
Do you currently have an Avian Vet
If yes what is his/her name/clinic name:
If you do not have an Avian Vet – do you have access to one?
How often should a parrot be seen by an Avian Vet?
How often do you believe a bird should be bathed?
Do you believe that birds need toys in their cage and if so, how many?
Should these toys be rotated and if so, how often?
What kind of perches and how many should be provided – please explain the reasoning:
If you currently own birds, what do you use to clean the cage with?
How often do you think the cage cleaning should be done?
What would you line your cage with?
How often should the bird be given fruit and/or vegetables?
Should the bird be on an all seed diet?
Are you familiar with pellets for birds?
Should birds be given any vitamin supplements – either for their overall health or their feather condition?
What are your views on seeds being added to a diet?
Do you have any concerns taking a bird outside?
Do you have other pets in the home:
Please list all pets and if they are spayed/and or neutered
What is your personal opinion on breeding all species of animals ie:dog/cat/rabbit/parrot – and would you ever purchase any species of animal from a breeder?
Please list any potential dangers you can forsee in your home regarding the health of a parrot and the steps you take to ensure they are safe.
Where will the bird/s be placed while on vacation?
In the case of an emergency ie:broken blood feather/nail – do you know what to do? please explain.
In the case of an emergency ie:broken blood feather/nail – do you know what to do? please explain.
If the bird should bite one of your existing pets what would you do?
If the bird bites your spouse/child, what would you do?
If this bird causes destruction ie: chewing a door/wall/chair/power cord/curtain/wall paper etc – how will you handle the situation(if you are adopting a cockatoo, please be advised that its not a matter of IF he/she will chew any of the above, but a ma
Please list the things you hope to achieve with the adoption of this bird and what you will do to ensure the best quality of life possible.