Pippin

Umbrella Cockatoo
Age or Hatch Date: 15, birthday is 8/10/04

Gender: Unknown

Best qualities: Very, very sweet and snugly. He just wants to be with you and do whatever you are doing! He enjoys hanging out on your monitor screen while you work and loves dance parties and showers. He seems more interested in being with people than other birds. Pip likes to wake up no later than 8:30 and he starts getting wild and anxious when it's time for him to go to bed.

Favorite food: Walnuts and snap peas. He is a good eater and enjoys his fruits and veggies!

Favorite toys: Egg cartons. He will take all of your egg cartons!

Challenges/Quirks: Can be stubborn to step up. Obsessed with large dogs and wants to be near them but comes on a little strong. He is afraid of unfamiliar objects and will frantically try to get far away from them. He is especially terrified of guitars and objects that are shaped like a stick. His foster family is slowly introducing guitars at a distance and helping him feel safe around unfamiliar objects. 

Gets along with other birds: Yes

Gets along with dogs: Yes. But may come on too strong.

Gets along with cats: Yes

Gets along with kids: Unknown

Dowel or Step Up trained: Yes, but there's room for improvement. Sometimes he will just stand there and not step up, or step down!

Vocabulary: Pippin doesn't say a lot of words but has a very cute voicemail sounding dialog he does with himself. 

Known health issues: None

Other comments: Pippin needs a family where he can constantly be part of whatever is going on. He needs to have a lot of interaction and demands to be included in whatever you are doing. He's a very busy boy, likes to play with any toys you give him and is always working on his "projects" (usually involving egg cartons or a rope perch). We are working on harness training him and he has been doing well on taking walks and enjoys being outside. 

Last updated: 5/17/2020

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