I lost one of my beardies today. Can’t tell whether it was natural death or not, he was laying asleep (their sleeping position is quite characteristic) with both eyes closed and noticed when I thought that was suspicious. We’ve had him for a year and half, and he was already adult (and sick) when he was given to us; at least one year and half year old, maybe more. They usually live 4 years (up to 10 years) in captivity so it’s really hard to say whether the poor guy reached his end-of-natural-life or not. He had his last few crickets yesterday as usual and we really couldn’t tell.
I’ll be missing him…
My cool vet, Tony, emailed me yesterday and asked:
Interested in rescuing a cockatoo or know anyone who is?
So before you jump ship and say “yes yes I want one” please review this excellent site www.mytoos.com. For a more scientific article I would recommend the wikipedia page which has a wealth of information describing this bird which is very close to the parrot.
For people interested note that you will need to live in Beijing or eventually China and pass an adoption test. I unfortunately already have too many lizards to bring one more animal at home (or I need a new home). I also have little information at the moment to which sub-species it belongs but will inquire today.