Cockatoo named Sunshine available for adoption

Adoptable Male Cockatoo
Adoptable Male Cockatoo


Looks Like: Cockatoo
Color: White
Sex: Male

Special Criteria
Sanctuary Visit Required

Sunshine has been working hard on his manners; it's the only way for him to get the companionship he so desperately desires. Born in 1970, Sunshine is a sulfur-crested cockatoo, who came from a housing project in Boston. He's so sociable that we know that what he really wants is a home. But his behavior is going to need a tune-up first. Sunshine likes to bite and lunge in order to get a rise out of people. It's clear that he's actually just trying to reach out and interact. He doesn't understand why no one else thinks these games are fun. So Sunshine is working on this. Positive reinforcement training, as well as lots of patience and love, is helping to recondition him into a better-behaved bird, so he can be what he so desperately wants to be: somebody's constant companion.

Sanctuary Visit Required

These animals require that the potential adopter come and meet them at our Sanctuary in Kanab, UT.

Available for Sleepover

This animal is available for an overnight outing. If you are staying in a hotel, check in advance to make sure they allow dogs or cats.

Adoption Pending

There is a pending adoption application for this animal. Sometimes adoptions often fall through so please keep checking.

No Dogs

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without dogs.

No Cats

Based on observations from volunteers, fosters, previous owners and staff, this animal may do best in a household without cats and other small pets.

Special Needs

This animal has a special medical, physical, or behavioral need. Many times these are minor so please fill out the adoption survey and the adoption specialists will contact you with more information about any animals you are interested in.


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This cat has been declawed by previous owners.