Rocky

Bird ID: 3111
Species: Cockatiel
Sex: Male
Sub-Species: Normal Grey
Adopted on 2020-11-16
Hi, I`m Rocky the grey cockatiel. In case you`re wondering, I am not named after the boxer who was Sylvester Stallone`s alter ego, nor am I named after Rocky the flying squirrel from the satirical cold war era cartoon. No such luck, alas. My name comes from the fact that I have had a rocky start in life and, with Mickaboo`s help, am ready to get myself on the right track.

I came to Mickaboo along with Presley, after the two of us had a rough time together in a senior home. I will admit, I was kind of a bully to poor Presley and caused him some pain and emotional distress. In foster care, however, I`m proving to be a friendly and fairly gentle bird. My foster mom thinks I was aggressive because I didn`t like our living conditions. Maybe I was hungry for a better diet or more out-of-cage time. I`d rather not talk about it -- in fact. I`d rather not even think about it -- so you won`t get an answer out of me.

I`m doing much better in foster care, though. The good food and care I am getting here have helped me to control my anger and have given me a positive outlook on life. I am learning to be friends with people and I even do some happy chatter back and forth with Sweet Pea when her cage is near mine. In fact, I`m so caught up in this positive thinking thing that I read the yoga book on the shelf behind me!

I`d like to go to a home that has all the things that we cockatiels need -- good food, a clean and safe environment, loving people who will give me companionship, and enriching things to do that will keep me busy. It`s hard to say whether I will be aggressive with other cockatiels like I was with Sweet Pea, but I do like being around other birds. It will probably be best to keep me in a separate cage for a while before you put me in with other cockatiels.

I`m ready to leave my rocky past behind and make a fresh start in a new home -- perhaps yours?
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.