Bird ID: 7664
Species: Cockatiel
Sex: Female
Sub-Species: Lutino
Health Status: Special Needs
Good with Children: Unknown
Well Socialized: Unknown
Currently in Foster Care
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You can see a feature video all about me from this May 2024 Mickaboo online Adoption Fair. Check it out!

Scoville here, a gorgeous lutino cockatiel! While a lot of Mickaboo`s birds got their names from characters in the Soft Doctrines of Imaginos or the Old Testament (or both), my human sobriquet is from an early 20th Century pharmacist, Wilbur Scoville, who developed a test to measure how much capsaicin is in peppers -- that is, how hot they are.

Let`s just say that I`m a bit spicy myself -- not in the same range as military grade pepper spray (5.3 million Scoville Heat Units), but more like a Serrano pepper (around 15,000 SHU). I`ve got some kick, but promise I won`t burn your fingers.

I was found outdoors and taken to a shelter. A Mickaboo associate noticed me there and thought I looked a little rough around the edges, so they got me to a veterinarian. I was missing a few tail feathers, had a broken wing and some abrasive injuries. I`ve been recovering and have come a long way. I`m still getting used to being handled by people and so far they have been patient with me.

I have to have my wings clipped just a little bit because of some issues with my eyes and my vision - it`s not safe for me to fly too far or I might easily hit something. Watch my feature video link to learn more about me!
In nature, cockatiels live in large flocks. A single bird in a cage spends much of his/her life being lonely because humans have things they must do that take them away. We therefore will only adopt a single cockatiel to a household if there is already at least one cockatiel living there. Otherwise, cockatiels must be adopted in groups of two or more.