Cockatude Support Notes



Updated:24/04/2019 4:07 PM

The Chloe Sanctuary
PO BOX 1958
Fallbrook, CA 92088

Official Website: http://chloesanctuary.org/ 

Email Don: fatherdon@chloesanctuary.org 
Brad's email: brad@chloesantuary.org 
Patron's email: patron@chloesanctuary.org 
Webmail portal: chloesanctuary.org/webmail  

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheChloeSanctuary/ 
Twitter: https://twitter.com/chloesanctuary 
Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/chloesanctuary
Donate: https://www.mightycause.com/organization/Chloe-Sanctuary-For-Parrots-And-Cockatoos 

Chloe Sanctuary store: http://chloesanctuary.org/learning/ 

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The Chloe Sanctuary flock:

  • Coco - female Umbrella Cockatoo (U2F) - FDB started at one year of  age. Apparently damaged esophagus probably from overheated food  inserted via tube.
  • Cecil - male Umbrella Cockatoo (U2M) - hyperactive with toys. Deeply  psychotic on admission. Overreacts to quick motions.
  • Salamander - male Moluccan (Seram) Cockatoo (M2M) - has twisted  pelvis and can't fly. Has only 3 toes on left foot. Excessive mating  behavior attempted with humans.
  • Peaches - female Moluccan (Seram) Cockatoo (M2F) - has six fused  vertibrae in her neck, can't fly, and needs to be preened by hand as she  can't reach. Great with humans but only tolerates one bird, Cecil. Highly  social.
  • Babalu - male Triton Cockatoo (T2M). Cloaca prolapsed and 1st  cloacapexy 2016, 2nd 2017. Apparent aggressive behavior towards new  human contact is actually extreme attempt socialize with  them. Hyperactive.
  • Snoball - male Umbrella Cockatoo (U2M). Mate and female cockatoo  aggressive. Becomes despondent if he can't play frisbee.
  • Cozzi - female Umbrella Cockatoo (U2F). Severely territorial with other  girls but highly social with humans.
  • Sugar - female Moluccan (Seram) Cockatoo (M2F) Was a severe  mutilator when she arrived at Chloe Sanctuary. Lowered her medicine  slightly just one time resulting in the loss of 75 feathers plus and severe  bleeding.
  • Lauralei - female Umbrella Cockatoo (U2F). FDB on onset of  adolescence. Stereotypic behavior observed if left in her cage for more  than two hours at a time.
  • Pippa - female Triton Cockatoo (T2F). Severe FDB bordering on  mutilation. Swallowed lead which had to be surgically removed; mentally  challenged.
  • Lucy - female Umbrella Cockatoo (U2F). FDB resulting in a permanent loss of feathers on chest. Social with humans but not parrots.
  • Roman - male Umbrella Cockatoo (U2M). FDB and severely phobic.  Afraid of towels.
  • Simone (female Umbrella Cockatoo) (U2F). Living a good life, but no  longer at the sanctuary.

11 of the flock have Feather Destructive Behavior (FDB)

Scale:
1 highest compatibility / almost no aggression & territoriality DARK GREEN
2 rare aggression LIGHT GREEN
3 occasional aggression LIGHT YELLOW
4 occasional aggression DARK YELLOW
5 moderate aggression ORANGE
6 consistent aggressive behavior LIGHT RED
7 least compatibility / nearly always aggressive & territorial RED

Issues:
Flock Role
Reinforcers primary and secondary
Sexual
Expression of aggression
Preening / social behavior

Image 1 - #relationships

Chloe Sanctuary YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ChloeSanctuary (Public)
Chloe Sanctuary Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/album/5194847 (Password required)

Cockatude episodes:

Introduction to Cockatude and the Chloe Sanctuary https://youtu.be/5XUFu7Hq7HE
(Superseded) Cockatude: Cockatoos With Attitude Intro: https://youtu.be/_kV35iuOvfQ 
Cockatude Essentials - A list of suggested Cockatude episodes: http://bit.ly/cockatudeessentials 

Supplementary:

Main:
1 Peaches "Handicapped and happy" -- A sanctuary bird introduction. https://youtu.be/g1w8K1qdGLc
2 Babalu "A Boy No One Wanted" -- A sanctuary bird introduction. https://youtu.be/3gm_AOnuZAg
3 Sugar "A Mutilator's Story" -- A sanctuary bird introduction. https://youtu.be/w-IB0tZYNTU
4 Cecil "A Doll's Eyes" -- A sanctuary bird introduction. https://youtu.be/AuhxCji_T6A
5 Roman "From Mean to Mild" -- A sanctuary bird introduction. https://youtu.be/5ej0IFaD5o0
6 Coco "Love is not enough" -- A sanctuary bird introduction. https://youtu.be/6XCwDaCSFDc
7 Simone "Is there a barber in the house?" -- A sanctuary bird introduction. https://youtu.be/kR0-NA5q6sE
8 Nail Trimming: Are your nails sharp or are you just happy to see me? https://youtu.be/EnHL_erlJ9g 
9 Chloe and Snoball "Feathers are Forever" -- A sanctuary bird introduction. https://youtu.be/FuVIvQ60f9U 
10 Coz "The Wallflower" -- A sanctuary bird introduction. https://youtu.be/SCqeBSu9hk0 
11 An amateur raises a baby: Lauralei, Chloe's adopted daughter -- A sanctuary bird introduction. https://youtu.be/cgKlJkZmoz4 
12 Infectious disease in parrots -- Veterinary series with Dr. Jenkins. [HEALTH] https://youtu.be/PllolxjCVDk 
13 Cloacal Prolapse -- Veterinary series with Dr. Jenkins. [HEALTH] https://youtu.be/xqt38hvUX5o 
14 They are back! Finally, an effective treatment for feather destructive behavior -- Veterinary series with Dr. Jenkins. [FEATHER PICKING] [BEHAVIOR] https://youtu.be/TfOCjf6YgV8 
15 Salamander "How not to turn your bird into a cruise missile" -- A sanctuary bird introduction. [MATE BONDING] https://youtu.be/fh-N_5oylWQ 
16 Quality of Life: How to do a QOL assessment. [ASSESSMENT]. https://youtu.be/6OS5sZ8hslI 
17 How to do a home exam for your parrot: An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. [HEALTH] https://youtu.be/dFOqDXap-j0 
18 Who's training whom? Tips and tricks in training your parrot. [TRAINING]. https://youtu.be/WOhj4MWCYEM 
19 What's different about the hollow-boned set? [BEHAVIOR AND BIOLOGY] https://youtu.be/uMSZo01IdWE 
20 Making toys: don't let parrot enrichment send you to the poorhouse. [TOYS]. https://youtu.be/m_RDVczZ9Wc 
21 Behind the closed door: it isn't just smoke and mirrors. [BEHAVIOR] https://youtu.be/9dhPF1G7C7E 
22 Out of the blue: is it aggression or self defense? [AGGRESSION]. https://youtu.be/TGtXgTeP_TU 
23 A Day in the Life: a day at the sanctuary. https://youtu.be/Q9GHiL9JkYI 
24 Awakening your inner parrot. [BEHAVIOR] https://youtu.be/mwQJFbgmhwY 
25 How intelligent are they? [BEHAVIOR AND BIOLOGY] https://youtu.be/DMAsyCPxByI 
26 What if? Dealing with crisis [CRISIS MANAGEMENT] https://youtu.be/m6sd78tKdzs 
27 Taking your birds to events. Our one year anniversary episode. [SOCIALIZATION] https://youtu.be/_vp81qbQmYo
28 Till Death Do Us Part: when mate bonds go terribly wrong. [MATE AGGRESSION] https://youtu.be/j0GWqvvXXVo 
29 The end of your rope: when re-homing is the only option. [TERRITORIALITY] https://youtu.be/ep5jMJqp99s 
30 Teaching health and happiness: mentoring your parrot. [BEHAVIOR] https://youtu.be/ybvoBKdQ8qY 
31 So you want to rescue parrots? https://youtu.be/nFh8fnifrpg 
32 Disarming a ticking time bomb. https://youtu.be/HFZp6spzrt0 
33 "My Journey" How parrots stole my heart. https://youtu.be/3o3mvWf1pM8 
34 A One Man Band. Entertaining your parrots. https://youtu.be/AnI-UL-GgZA 
35 Picky Eaters, a journey of a thousand nibbles begins with one bite. https://youtu.be/JYWNxpIhjlo 
36 A Clean Getaway. (Snoball talks almost as much as Don does in this video). https://youtu.be/CSduz0oBDRQ
37 Cagey with Cages https://youtu.be/2NDlZi8zeNM 
38 A Label Addict goes on a 12 Parrot Program https://youtu.be/SCfefDw6J0I 
39 Shaping behavior, I see your behavior now let's change it https://youtu.be/dx1JemC9XlE
40 Behavior's Fantastic Four. [REWARD TRAINING] https://youtu.be/5fq_PzunmCE 
41 The Stormy Cs. CONSISTENCY, CONTIGUITY, CONTINGENCY https://youtu.be/Hy17vc4IlmU 
42 Solving the Mystery of Parrot Behaviors [BEHAVIOR] https://youtu.be/CORKauqyg_8 
43, Cockatoos with attitude: The Parrots They Are A-Changin' https://youtu.be/Dh6wt0akJo4 
44 Cockatoos with attitude: Parrot Nature and Nurture: The Scorpion & the Frog https://youtu.be/H7szfJMB7zo 
45 Not again! and ABA explained. Cockatude, Cockatoos with attitude! https://youtu.be/NFEtMKcMlvc 
46 Seeing with Peach Colored eyes: A day in Peaches life: Cockatoos with attitude https://youtu.be/qxBE2qRo8F0
47 No Jive 5 parrot training, Cockatoos with attitude [TRAINING] https://youtu.be/OwHR9VDTA7M 
48 Parrot Controversies, Cockatoos with Attitude https://youtu.be/KtJrgvqXOfY 
49 Living with Dinosaurs, Parrot Tales https://youtu.be/4Hd1BeBu_7Y 
50 Preparing to Adopt: Cockatoos with Attitude https://youtu.be/mD9NZYyoNCY 
51 PARROT PROBLEMS: a positive approach: how to stay sane in an emotional whirlwind. https://youtu.be/J-zO9vFaBfY 
52 From Egg to Old Age: Cockatoos with attitude https://youtu.be/6aYz3CS3TXI
53 Viewer Questions, Cockatoos with attitude https://youtu.be/EF6t53Fp9NQ 
54 The Pleasure of the Parrot https://youtu.be/sNVFm9-wPzs 
55 Parrots are not made of porcelain: expect and encourage change https://youtu.be/OpnJ-gAsGgs 
56 TIPS: Protecting Your Parrot: Cockatoos with Attitude https://youtu.be/5v9sSn7LxQI 
57 The Re-Homed Parrot: Lucy and Pippa: the first days [REHOMING] https://youtu.be/4gF-R85-qhg 
58 Why does my parrot...? [BEHAVIOR] https://youtu.be/FJfeTYSsYEc 
59 Playtime with your parrot https://youtu.be/f87-CEw2rGA
60 The Public Parrot: Your cockatoo is so well behaved! [BEHAVIOR] https://youtu.be/eMvvj73jtx8
61 BEHAVE! Keys to parrot behavior training https://youtu.be/7CT5i_-7Ckk
62 Even this shall pass: an update on our flock: dealing with change https://youtu.be/QEuQuKtAYC8
63 Learning the Language of Parrots: Rewiring your brain https://youtu.be/vs8TUN8KqIo
64 Viewer Questions #2, about your cockatoo or parrot https://youtu.be/YY4gVppgL6Q
65 Get out of here! Taking your bird on trips https://youtu.be/TJUO1kOXpt8 
66 Male, Female, and Gender Bender: You, your parrot, and sex [MATING BEHAVIOR] https://youtu.be/ZUUWaiOtaqY
67 Parrot Stress: Prevention & cure: Keeping Molehills from becoming Mountains [BEHAVIOR] https://youtu.be/fBZyOu9nZDs 
68 Flock Relationships: untangling a knot of cockatoos [RELATIONSHIPS] https://youtu.be/vIW4mH547ZM 
69 Our Stoic Roman Bird: Fear, Peanut Butter, and Willie Nelson https://youtu.be/MOusonmttO8 
70 Babalu: Life is short so live it to the fullest https://youtu.be/b-vjAhfgzBo 
71 Casting away human prejudice to see parrots in a new light https://youtu.be/iGGJ30JmtcI 
72 The True Cost of a Parrot https://youtu.be/6HimuuMELO0 
73 Parrots here and gone again but not forgotten https://youtu.be/xjUBvhhmoYc 
74 When your vet is gone and other questions... https://youtu.be/9s6Ix6kkqYQ 
75 Parrot quarantine & International travel https://youtu.be/pfJDyjvZRoI 
76 Babysitting Parrots https://www.patreon.com/posts/15577460 https://youtu.be/4909kQtX2NE 
77 Building an Aviary https://www.patreon.com/posts/building-outside-15850823 https://youtu.be/W5B33QI5SBw 
78 Indoor cages, fluffing, insomnia and more https://www.patreon.com/posts/cockatude-78-and-16084680 https://youtu.be/LUzNgXx-lZQ 
79 The Bridge to Better Behavior https://www.patreon.com/posts/cockatude-79-to-16420562 https://youtu.be/SZLKwfNGo2c 
80 Fun with Parrot Enrichment https://www.patreon.com/posts/cockatude-80-fun-16628603 https://youtu.be/I25VcvgCDYg 
81 Adding a New Member to your Flock https://www.patreon.com/posts/81-adding-new-to-17007233 https://youtu.be/7jVKuU3cBvg 
82 Parrot Personalities https://www.patreon.com/posts/82-parrot-17252297 https://youtu.be/gGCn8oRs0DM 
83 Parrot Training Basics [TRAINING] https://www.patreon.com/posts/parrot-training-17571164 https://youtu.be/5p15yuZTM1w 
84 Do you know your parrot? https://www.patreon.com/posts/17765446 https://youtu.be/yhW8o3-o8jk 
85 Learn your parrot's secrets https://www.patreon.com/posts/85-learn-your-18103523 https://youtu.be/gUXpb7Lo7sU 
86 Parrot Nutrition: what we know about healthy food https://www.patreon.com/posts/86-parrot-what-18378526 https://youtu.be/5021B9h4v5g 
87 Handicapped Parrots https://www.patreon.com/posts/handicapped-18826335 https://youtu.be/cuFW5lrI7AA 
88 Mating Behavior https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/271799363 Public version: https://youtu.be/4iqWhGJ0dV0 
89 First Aid [FIRST AID] https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/275506158 Public version: https://youtu.be/d-oTJCq0evw 
90 Introducing a new parrot to your flock. Tips and tricks. [TRAINING] https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/277190616 https://youtu.be/wAfpyS7CBGA 
91 Patron ABA Dancing with your Parrot: the essentials of behavior https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/280667049 https://youtu.be/CJsRfQxUhQI 
92 Motivation https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/282083692 https://youtu.be/tlc8ZiSDaGI 
93 Parrot proofing your home: keeping your parrot safe and happy. Part One https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/285671783 https://youtu.be/fg9ky_6du6k 
94 The how and why of parrot sleep https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/287741982 https://youtu.be/SFVrc_bgcls https://youtu.be/SFVrc_bgcls
95 My Philosophy of Parrot Care https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/289246239 
96 Protecting your parrots in natural disasters https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/292618900 https://youtu.be/43d0V7XiHSQ 
97 Patron’s retrospective part I https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/296345702 
98 Patron’s retrospective part II https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/299147337 
99 Communicate and Motivate! https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/302755232 https://youtu.be/P7V42waaHqg 
100 Part III Retrospective and Fear and Obession https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/307647140 https://youtu.be/8xz1W8mIE4A 
101 Training is always going on https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/308840591 
102 When is change good? https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/311553426 https://youtu.be/OeTmf_hrc8o 
103 A Tribute to Chloe https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/314166961 
104 The Sad Parrot https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/318371543 
105 And one more thing  https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/319391623 
106 Backstories  https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/325347972 
107 Feather Picking FDB part II No magic fairy dust doesnt work  https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/326483444 
107 The real skinny on feather picking parrots. PART II https://youtu.be/awcxtgxdY7I 
108 Don’t get a parrot (But if you do...) https://vimeo.com/album/5194847/video/331619584 

Live broadcasts:

Chatzy feedback channel: (displayed on Don's large screen) http://us21.chatzy.com/cockatude

Audio podcasts:
Chloe Sanctuary Spreaker channel: https://www.spreaker.com/show/cockatude

  • Dr Jeffrey Jenkins Profile - Dr. Jenkins graciously gave us interviews on important veterinary subjects about parrots. This audio tells you about his background and qualifications. https://www.spreaker.com/user/cockatude/dr-jeffrey-jenkins-bio 
  • Tips And Insights From Dr. Jenkins - Dr. Jenkins gives his advice and insights about living with parrots. These are taken from our three interviews with him. https://www.spreaker.com/user/cockatude/imported-draft 
  • A12 Infectious Diseases audio only - An interview with Dr. Jeffrey Jenkins, DVM of the Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital in San Diego. Dr. Jenkins give us a detailed rundown on infectious diseases in parrots and cockatoos. https://www.spreaker.com/user/cockatude/a12-infectious-diseases-audio-final
  • Episode 14 The Feathers are Back! An Interview with Dr Jenkins - for the past decade, Dr Jenkins of the Avian and Exotic Animal Hospital has been successfully treating feather-plucking in nine out of 10 birds. This episode explains the how and why of effective treatment. https://www.spreaker.com/user/cockatude/cockatude-14-the-feathers-are-back-an-in
  • A48 Parrot Controversies - I take on a wide selection of controversial issues including wing clipping, alternative medicine, captive breeding, and more. These audio podcasts are taken from our large selection of videos located at https://www.youtube.com/user/ChloeSanctuary/ To see the madness of one man surrounded by a room full of cockatoos flying about and vying for his attention, check out our YouTube channel! https://www.spreaker.com/user/cockatude/a48-parrot-controversies
  • A55 Parrots are not Porcelain: Expect change, even encourage it - No matter what feathered companion you bring into your home, they will change. The worst thing you can possibly say about your new friend is: I LIKE THEM JUST THE WAY THEY ARE. Knowing that change is coming and working with it can make the difference between a happy home and a nightmare. https://www.spreaker.com/user/cockatude/a55-cockatude-parrots-are-not-porcelain
  • A60 the public parrot: Your parrot is so well behaved! - Have you ever told a parent, "Your kids are so well behaved!" Most of us are shocked when we see children who are polite and courteous: kids that are not constantly asking for attention or some treat; kids that offer to share what they have with us. I hear these kind words about our Chloe Sanctuary flock all the time. I even hear it from our fans about our videos. What is so amazing about that is that this is the nature of parrots to be social. Once we learn how to work with these feathered wonders this kind of behavior becomes the norm. In this episode we talk about how to bring out the best qualities of your parrot in public. Whether it be in uncle Earnie's living room or at the Renaissance Faire, your parrot has the potential to cause others to say, "What a wonderfully behaved bird!" https://www.spreaker.com/user/cockatude/60-the-public-parrot 
  • A61 Behave! Keys to parrot training audio only - The wild and crazy cockatoos steal the show again. Nonetheless, Don manages to discuss important keys to shaping parrot behavior. With these keys you may be able to "drive" your parrot's behavior to better destinations. https://www.spreaker.com/user/cockatude/a61-behave-keys-to-parrot-training-audio 


Medical:

Note: This is NOT a definitive list of medical conditions and/or drugs! 

Drug references:
  • Haloperidol (Haldol - 2mg/ml) - Typical antipsychotic used to treat FDB: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haloperidol - article to help avian vet calculate dose: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25815572
  • Leuprorelin  (Lupron) - Hormone used to treat prostate cancer, breast cancer, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and early puberty [expand] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leuprorelin
  • Enrofloxacin (Baytril) - Antibiotichttps://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enrofloxacin It is a bactericidal agent. The bactericidal activity of enrofloxacin is concentration-dependent, with susceptible bacteria cell death occurring within 20–30 minutes of exposure.
  • Metoclopramide (Metomide) - A medication used mostly for stomach and esophageal problems. It is commonly used to treat and prevent nausea and vomiting, to help with emptying of the stomach in people with delayed stomach emptying, and to help with gastroesophageal reflux disease. It is also used to treat migraine headaches.
  • Deslorelin - Deslorelin acetate is an injectable gonadotropin releasing hormone super-agonist (GnRH agonist) also known as an LHRH agonist. Via its indirect action, following an initial surge the production of sex hormones (Androgenand Estrogen) tapers off. 

Lost and found:

Further reading:

This resource maintained by Brad Lemon: brad@chloesanctuary.org or https://www.facebook.com/tyabblemons