Edie & Oscar Wilde
Listed November 16, 2017
Age: 3-7 yrs.
Weight: Not Specified
Adult Size: Less than 10 lbs.
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Edie here. The yellow scallops on my wings and head mean that I'm a pearled cockatiel, which in turn means that I'm a female. Male cockatiels may have a pearling, or opaline, gene, but something about the sex-linked recessive nature of this gene prevents the pearl pattern from lasting past the first few molts in males. (I would not have known this but the guy who came and took my picture the other day explained it to me.)
I was found outdoors and brought to a shelter in the South Bay, so not much else is known about my past. I had a few scratches and Mickaboo's veterinarian said that I may have "gotten into a scuffle with a cat" but I seem to have come out of it fine. In fact, I look young, vibrant and healthy, and I am doing very well in foster care.
I'm still a little scared of stepping onto a hand but will do so when I am out of my cage. Like most cockatiel hens I'm fairly quiet, but I do make an inquisitive little chirp when my foster mom is talking to me. I enjoy being around people and will make a wonderful companion for the right person or family.
Edie is bonded with Oscar Wilde. Here's his story:
It was a lucky day when I was rescued and taken to a shelter. I had been minding my own business and, out of the blue, was attacked by a hungry hawk. Luckily I managed to get away with my life and wing (limb to humans), just slightly bruised. A passerby stumbled upon me and took me to the animal shelter, where a Mickaboo volunteer promptly picked me up.
At the veterinary clinic they gave me a good checkup…. you can imagine the shock I had just had! Because I was a “foundling” and a bit of a rebel, my rescuer named me “Oscar Wilde.” After I had been in observation a while, separate from all the other birds, they finally let me join the rest of the group.
These volunteers at Mickaboo are the best! Not only did I get medical care, a warm home, the best healthy food (Nutri-An cakes, seeds, and Harrison’s pellets, carrots, parsley, kale…. and a few tortilla chips! ¡Olé!), they gave me a roommate! Like the rest of my flock, I like to hang out with the rest of the gang…especially Edie…she’s a real looker.
I love to fly freely around the room, whistle tunes and learn how to do fun stuff if someone is willing to teach me. It would be great to join a human’s family and find someone who wants to be my best buddy…. I know we would have a fun time together! I’ve been told that my looks are a perfect example of a normal grey cockatiel.
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