Posted May 29, 2014
Strictly speaking, Harry isn't actually our pet, but he's as much a part of the family as myself or my siblings! Harry is one of a large number of yellow crested cockatoos that inhabit the many pine trees to be found in the bushland surrounding our house, but Harry definitely makes himself stand out from the crowd. He's the friendliest, most placid of the bunch, always hanging around our front yard looking for a feed or some company. His distinctively dirty belly soon earned him the nickname Dirty Harry!
I can't speak much for cockatoos as actual house pets, but as a de facto pet, cockatoos are fantastic. Harry eats almost anything my dad gives him, and is quite happy to sit on my dads hand, or even land unsuspectingly on his head! Sometimes Harry sits on the front porch chair and watches the television through the window. My mum isn't Harry's biggest fan though; last year he and his friends chewed through all her Christmas lights!