Age or Hatch Date: Approximately 5 years old
Gender: Presumed male
Best qualities: Loves singing
Favorite food: Millet
Favorite toys: "Found" objects
Challenges/Quirks: Afraid of hands
Gets along with other birds: Unknown
Gets along with dogs: Unknown
Gets along with cats: Unknown
Gets along with kids: Unknown
Dowel or Step Up trained: No, but is learning
Known health issues: None.
Other comments: Creswell is part of our Foster-in-Place program. He will stay with his current owners until an adopter is found. This is information his current owner had to say about him: "Creswell “Cressie” is a 5-year old male “wild” type cockatiel. He’s a man of few words (he doesn’t talk), but what he lacks in the skill of small talk he completely makes up for in singing. Boy does he love singing! -especially duets with people. Mostly he freestyles, but he also knows a little bit of “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” (Monty Python) and the Addams Family theme song. He doesn’t really have a favorite toy, but does seem to enjoy “found” objects in the house. If you give him a shoulder to ride on, he’s in heaven. If you hold a finger up near him in his cage, he’ll push his beak through for a little pet. He doesn’t care for fruit, but boy does he love some leafy greens. He’s also fond of a water spritz bath immediately following a drink at the water bottle.
Cressie tends to be a “morning” person and sometimes gets cranky toward night. He’s accustomed to being covered up at night, but not completely, because he can have “night frights”. A nightlight or other source of indirect light that can reach him seems to remedy this. He experiences separation anxiety and can be very vocal about it, but usually he quiets down sooner than later. Cressie has a perch he’s accustomed to using when being moved, but is leery of hands. He’s okay if hands come in from above slowly for head and neck scratches, but hands give him anxiety if they come from below sometimes causing him to bite softly and rapidly. Currently, Cressie is learning to use a hand with a “step up” command and he is making progress."
Last updated: 10/3/2019