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Webster here. Before I tell my story, I'd like to comment on a rumor I heard recently: some of you readers seem to think that Mickaboo's bird biographies are nothing more than the products of our volunteers' fertile imaginations. Humph. I can assure you that I'm typing this with my own two zygodactyl claws! (Although, I will admit, I only use my forward-facing toes, since the ones in back can't reach the keys. You could say that I have to hunt and peck a little. Bird pun, that was.)
So, I am a male normal grey cockatiel with a recessive pied gene. This means that I'm grey with white on my wings, a yellow head, and an orange patch on either cheek. The "recessive pied" means that I have a distinctive white splotch across the back of my neck. Don't worry, it's nothing contagious. It's like a birthmark and, if nothing else, it will make me easier to identify in a crowd!
I was found outdoors in the East Bay. A kind-hearted shelter worker took me home to get me away from the dogs and cats there (which, I will admit, made me a little nervous) until Mickaboo came for me. I was a little underweight when I came to my foster home but I've quickly gained that back after just a few days of hearty eating. My foster dad thinks that I'm fairly young and will be great around other cockatiels after my quarantine is up. I have learned a few gorgeous outdoor bird songs and I love looking out the window and singing. My foster dad and I spend time together every day. In fact, he is watching me type this right now (but he is not typing it himself, mind you!). As I get more settled into foster care, he has promised to "work with me," as he puts it, to be sure that I am comfortable around people. For now, I'm still a bit cautious but I am learning!
As you can see, I'm a handsome, alert bird, and I would love to hear someone say that they want to take me home forever and be my best friend. I will need to go to a home with at least one other cockatiel to keep me company but, besides that I'm pretty open about my future. Would you like to consider being a part of it?
Notice: Cockatiels are flock animals, and most of them are much happier when they live with at least one other cockatiel! Because of this, unless a household currently includes another cockatiel, Mickaboo usually requires that a minimum of two cockatiels be adopted.
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