koKo is an umbrella cockatoo who lives in the large communal aviary, Ko, spends his days with male cockatoos fondly known as, “The Boys in the Hood.” They are all in the three strikes program; adopted out three times and brought back again, and again—and again. Members of our forever flock all have innate macho behavior with which humans tend to have a problem; typically, it’s excessive screaming and biting. Ko is usually a cuddly, sweet bird. He’s very intelligent and a great talker. When hormonal, horns sprout and his personality changes. If on the ground, he starts to cuss violently and chases perceived enemies (usually men), intending to remove a toe. With a firm approach that turns the focus back on positive behavior, he is easily calmed.

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