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post #1 of 16
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... is an animal lover!

http://cbs5.com/watercooler/watercoo...094230338.html
post #2 of 16
That is a great story. Thats what happens when you name your bird Geronimo. I would so the sam ething though if that were Karma. I am glad to hear he got the bird back.
post #3 of 16
Bird people are crazy. I would do the same thing though.
post #4 of 16
That is a great story, I think anyone here would do the same thing, I know I would.
post #5 of 16
That's great that he did that, but couldn't the bird just fly down to him???
post #6 of 16
If the bird was trained he could have flown down, yes.
Large parrots can successfully be trained to fly free, it's just rather dangerous for them.
I had a friend in Seattle with an older cockatoo that was allowed to be free in warm months.

My only problem with this story is the reporter's obvious cluelessness, they can't tell a cockatiel from a cockatoo.
Heck, most non-bird people I know, do know the difference.
post #7 of 16
LOL...that is THE biggest Lutino cockatiel I have EVER seen.



Poor cockatoo - they are naturally nervous creatures as it is; they are the chihuahuas of the avian world. I hope that the bird wasn't too stressed out by the "ordeal." And kudos to the guy for being such a good owner!
post #8 of 16
Thats a true animal lover!! And he would do it again, kudos to him!!
post #9 of 16
My problem with the reporter is that he implies the reason the man went to such lengths is that the bird is worth $2000. I wouldn't risk breaking my neck for $2000 -- but I'd do it for an animal in a heartbeat.
post #10 of 16
I didn't notice that they got the kind of bird wrong. But it bothered me that they had to point out how much the bird costs too. I am sure it doesn't matter to the guy how much the bird costs. He rescued him and got him back because he loves him not because of $$.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by Kaylacat View Post
I didn't notice that they got the kind of bird wrong. But it bothered me that they had to point out how much the bird costs too. I am sure it doesn't matter to the guy how much the bird costs. He rescued him and got him back because he loves him not because of $$.
Through the entire story they called it a cockatiel but it is clearly a cockatoo in the pic.

I also think the $$ thing is more like the reporter thinks that's why the guy went after his bird, so I agree with you there. It is crystal clear that the reporter knows nothing about birds, lol.
post #12 of 16
That's a cockatoo... looks like a Moluccan cockatoo to me... cockatiels don't cost $2K! And I agree with you guys... money has nothing to do with why he went after him!

I'm glad he got his birdie back...they both must have been terrified. I would have chased any of my birds up a tree, too. for them both!
post #13 of 16
I didn't read the story I watched the video on another news site. Yeah that would be one BIG tiel.
post #14 of 16
I'm surprised the bird stayed up there the whole time and didn't fly away. But then again, I don't know much about cockatoos.
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by Arlyn View Post
If the bird was trained he could have flown down, yes.
Large parrots can successfully be trained to fly free, it's just rather dangerous for them.
I had a friend in Seattle with an older cockatoo that was allowed to be free in warm months.

My only problem with this story is the reporter's obvious cluelessness, they can't tell a cockatiel from a cockatoo.
Heck, most non-bird people I know, do know the difference.
yep, my friends bird does that, the bird is soooo smart, he will turn the TV on when no one is home. but sometimes my friend has to lock it up due to the bird likes to pick in the cat and dog.

i have no idea what type of bird it is, but its really big and green.
to me they all look like chickens,
PS that is also the birds name, chicken.
post #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
There are many other reports of this on the web. Most make mention of the fact that the rescue efforts cost upwards of $7000 per hour and it took 1 1/2 hours to get this guy down. Implying, of course, that it wasn't worth it.

I caught the too/tie thing, too. My mom's late tiel didn't look anything like this bird. We call the cockatoos "Baretta birds" after the bird named Fred on the old TV show
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