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   Undertoad  Friday Apr 13 08:33 AM

April 13, 2007: Cadbury cockatoo



Danac suggests this BBC item about a rather feisty cockatoo named Pippa.

Pippa's 17, and lives at the Nuneaton and Warwickshire Wildlife Sanctuary. One day they took her outside, where she saw those Cadbury Creme Eggs. She decided they were hers to protect, and for the last two weeks, that's what she's been doing.

According to the owner,

Quote:
She's got so much character it's unbelievable. She hates men - we've had a builder in who had his neck bitten. We had to prise Pippa's beak off his neck.

When she attacks you, she attacks your ear lobe - she goes straight through them. We do free ear piercing here.

She's ever so comical - always has been.
It's always comical when a bird bites through your flesh! I'd be tempted to take one of those choccy eggs and eat it in front of her, the horror! The horror!


littlenickyer  Friday Apr 13 08:38 AM

I bet she's delicious. Bird for dinner, chocolate eggs for dessert. Perfect.



footfootfoot  Friday Apr 13 09:23 AM

Cockatoo Mole



Clodfobble  Friday Apr 13 09:27 AM

Cockatoo Fritatta



LabRat  Friday Apr 13 09:47 AM

Hmm. No chocolate tatoos on male organs here. pffft.

*moves along to new thread*



littlenickyer  Friday Apr 13 09:53 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by LabRat View Post
Hmm. No chocolate tatoos on male organs here. pffft.

*moves along to new thread*
if you squint and turn your head sideways it might just work.


Sheldonrs  Friday Apr 13 10:14 AM

I wouldn't be worried about that bird. If I can choke a chicken, I can handle a cock or two.



DanaC  Friday Apr 13 10:30 AM

*grins* very good.



HungLikeJesus  Friday Apr 13 11:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
It's always comical when a bird bites through your flesh! I'd be tempted to take one of those choccy eggs and eat it in front of her, the horror! The horror!
It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror. Colonel Walter E. Kurtz


nil_orally  Friday Apr 13 09:58 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by littlenickyer View Post
I bet she's delicious. Bird for dinner, chocolate eggs for dessert. Perfect.
The way to cook a cockatoo:
Ingredients:
1x medium to large cockatoo
1x medium onion
1x clove garlic
1x teaspoon thyme
1x medium sized rock
Salt and pepper to taste

Chop and fry garlic and onion in a dash of olive oil until browned.
Put all ingredients in a deep baking dish. Cover with water, and place lid on dish to ensure maximum tenderness.
Put in middle shelf of oven on medium heat.
Check contents every 15 minutes until rock soft.
Throw out cockatoo, and eat rock.

Serves 4.


Beestie  Saturday Apr 14 12:43 AM

How can [Imus] you people [/Imus] even joke about eating cockatoo?!?!?

I'd use it as crab bait and have crab cakes instead.



Aliantha  Saturday Apr 14 07:07 AM

Most aussie birds like chocolate



rbusch  Saturday Apr 14 07:57 AM

I used to live in Nuneaton, and I can't recall ever seeing a wildlife Sanctuary! There was a nice quiet town, an ant-hill that was about 6 or 7 stories high, and a lovely quiet pub...? Well, never mind, just send me the cadbury's eggs as evidence and I'll believe it.



Sperlock  Saturday Apr 14 11:43 AM

Has the cockatoo checked to see if the eggs are smaller or not?



rkzenrage  Sunday Apr 15 01:21 AM

Not a pet bird person.



Kitsune  Sunday Apr 15 11:00 AM

Pet cockatoos have to be the meanest birds on the planet. I never thought a bird could have feelings of jealousy and hate, but I'm certain this species does and with a beak that can snap car keys in half (lucky I carried a spare) you had best keep fingers far, far away. The owner laughed while telling me a story of a "love bite" she received while handling the bird that, unfortunately, clamped down on the class ring on her finger and disfigured the round shape to an oval. She noted that having a vise grip around proved most helpful that day.

Fear these evil birds.



wolf  Sunday Apr 15 03:07 PM

My friend's macaw has resized my jewelry a time or two.

Chocolate is poisonous to birds AFAIK (I've been given a list of things not to feed my friend's $2K bird, chocolate is at the top).



littlenickyer  Sunday Apr 15 03:34 PM

guess that cockatoo isn't going to be abusing people for much longer.



DucksNuts  Sunday Apr 15 10:45 PM

He's not eating the chocie....he's gonna hatch it.

Therefore, will live to the ripe old age of 125, like those blasted things do.

My Mum's swears like a trooper, its awesome what you can teach them to say.



Sheldonrs  Monday Apr 16 11:56 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by DucksNuts View Post
He's not eating the chocie....he's gonna hatch it.

Therefore, will live to the ripe old age of 125, like those blasted things do.

My Mum's swears like a trooper, its awesome what you can teach them to say.
You taught your Mum to swear? hehehe


CharlieG  Tuesday Apr 17 12:05 PM

You know - if a 17 YO cockatoo chomped on ME like some of these stories - it wouldn't make it to be a 18 YO cockatoo - BTW that holds true for dogs that bite too - won't stand for that stuff - they get ONE mistake



elSicomoro  Tuesday Apr 17 04:16 PM

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Originally Posted by wolf View Post
Chocolate is poisonous to birds AFAIK (I've been given a list of things not to feed my friend's $2K bird, chocolate is at the top).
Apparently, Alka Seltzer is bad as well. Rhoda and her evil friends apparently killed some seagulls in this manner back in the day.


glatt  Tuesday Apr 17 04:46 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by sycamore View Post
Apparently, Alka Seltzer is bad as well. Rhoda and her evil friends apparently killed some seagulls in this manner back in the day.
Apparently I knew one of her evil friends, because I heard this story too. This guy claimed the seagull exploded, and when we called bullshit he back-pedaled a bit on his story. Wonder if it's an urban legend?


Shawnee123  Tuesday Apr 17 04:50 PM

Quote:
Wonder if it's an urban legend?
Snopes says it is.


elSicomoro  Tuesday Apr 17 05:02 PM

Based on what I've read, Alka Seltzer can possibly make a seagull sick and kill them, but not make them explode.



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