That Bird is funny! But also scary? Lol

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Gotcha the Moluccan Cockatoo.
Letty the African Grey.
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Lmao, so Ollie is always laughing at Gotcha when he's being silly and running around lol. But at the same time he acts like Gotcha is gonna come charging through the play pen and get him! 😂 He's safe inside the pen by the way, I'm always watching for little fingers poking through it also.
The combination of fun laughter and scariness has me cracking up! Lol

*side note* Gotcha bit Oliver recently. It took me by total surprise as Gotcha has never once showed any sign of aggression or jealousy towards him.
I wasn't paying close enough attention one day while Gotcha was relaxing on my lap, Oliver came up and smacked him on the tail, not in a mean way. But in a playful way (we're still working on teaching him to be gentle, but he is still just a baby and still learning) it didn't hurt Gotcha at all! But since he was practically napping it startled him! So I put Gotcha up high on the couch out of reach and about 10 minutes later Oliver wanted to sit in my lap so Oliver climbed onto the couch onto my lap and Gotcha jumped on him and nipped his back.
Is wasn't a bad bite at all thankfully! Just a warning pinch but regardless Gotcha was in huge trouble and spent a long timeout in his cage for it.

You might say that Ollie had it coming for bopping his tail, and you may be right! lol lesson learned, but Gotcha can do severe damage to human skin so ANY kind of aggression and biting for ANY reason will not be tolerated and a timeout will always follow.
Ollie is just fine, Gotcha is too! So even though I was careful before, I'm even more careful about it now and don't allow them near touching or jumping distance at all. Gotcha knows that biting is VERY bad.
And until Ollie understands about Gotcha and can be gentle all the time there will be no touching or close interaction.

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