Bird ID: D2009068
Species: Cockatiel
Sex: Male
Sub-Species: Normal Grey
Health Status: Healthy
Good with Kids: Unknown
Well Socialized: Unknown
Adoption Status: Foster on 2019-05-08

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Hi, I`m Joseph, but if you think that`s a rather formal name for a grey cockatiel, you can call me Jo-Jo. I`m about 18 years old and have lived with a cockatiel friend for most of my life. The other cockatiel died about a year ago and, in the past few months, my keeper was able to spend less and less time with me because of medical problems. Without human companionship or a bird friend I became quite lonely, as you might imagine. When my keeper went into the hospital for an extended stay, she trusted Mickaboo to find a good home for me.

I`m still getting over my loneliness and am a bit sad about my human companion leaving me. I know that she did the right thing though, and that I have better times ahead of me. I`m eating better in foster care every day, and have begun to whistle again. I`m still shy of people and am getting used to my new environment, but I think I will like it here. I enjoy taking mist baths and chatting with my foster dad from inside of my cage.

I will do well in a home with at least one other cockatiel to share a cage with and a human who will be my friend through thick and thin.

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.