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A Day in the Life of My Cockatoo

Song: Better Together by Jack Johnson


This video is meant to showcase my bird – as sort of “day in the life.” I’ll be leaving him behind in two days, so I’m making this to watch in case I miss him too much. I don’t have a good video camera – I’m using a Flip recorder. Hopefully I’ll upgrade my equipment sometime soon.


In case you’re interested, I’ve included a bit of information on Cockatoos below that I found on the Internet and have posted a link to the video I made telling a bit about Hoagie’s history.


Cockatoos are generally the most gentle of all the birds. They are one of the best family pets - in the bird world - you can have. They are known to have the best and most stable temperament of all the birds. Basically, they are like the yellow Lab to the bird world. They are also like having another child. They will sleep with you, cuddle and talk with you. They are great with kids, and a bird that you can do most anything with. They love attention. Their mental capacity is equivalent to that of a five-year-old. This not only means that they are capable of learning like a child, they also need discipline, just like a small child. They are the most trainable birds, but just like a kid, the Cockatoo can be emotional, cry and throw temper tantrums. Often, they only do what they want to do. A Cockatoo’s vocabulary is not as extensive as an African Grey, but is not unusual for them to speak up to 60 words. Cockatoos have the longest life span of any pet and you can reasonably expect them to be with you for the rest of your life. The average lifespan of a cockatoo is between 40 and 60 years. However, there have been reports of some of them living over 100 years!


*My neighbors have claimed to hear what they think is a goat in my home. It’s merely Hoagie singing – LOL!*


(By the way, I’m going to be waving goodbye for few days after today. But like I said, I’ll have my laptop. I’m planning on catching up during downtime while I’m away. The soothing sound of the ocean waves will make for better comments:D Atm I’m wrapping up chores – it’s so hard to be away. Plants to water, cleaning house – you know! I’m also trying to put together a machinima to post later, but what is very aggravating is the way avatars can be disfigured with animation. Feet become HUGE sometimes and clothes bleed into the body. But Ant is insisting on swimming with a dolphin – hehe!)


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Taken on June 21, 2011