Hi! I am Neri, and I am a two and a half years old rose breasted cockatoo, galah, rosie
cockatoo or eolophus roseicapillus, all the same names for my kind!
Mommy thinks I didn't read the book about Galahs. Galahs are supposed to be QUIET she says. I love to be scratched and I can enjoy that endlessly. That is ONLY when my mommy scratches!
I have one little sister, Resky. She is a quaker parrot or monk parakeet (myiopsitta monachus) and I also had an older triton cockatoo (cacatua galerita triton) sister, Luna. Luna isn't here anymore, she passed away and went to Rainbow bridge.
I love to be around my human flock or flock visitors. When the bell rings I get very excited and start to scream 'Kusje kusje kusje' which means 'Kiss kiss kiss'.
When mommy wakes me I can be quite cranky: I really suffer from morning moods sometimes. And my family suffers with me then. :-) But most of the time I am the most sweetest rose breasted boy you've ever seen: Saying 'Dag poppetje', (Dutch for Hello dolly) 'Dag poepie' and 'Dag schat'. (both Dutch for sweety)
Sometimes my mommy doesn't get up in time to give me attention and then I will call out: 'Waar is kind?!' which means something like: Where's the child? I really wanna know where my mommy is at that time. I want her to feed me treats then!
I really like to play with shoe laces
and I simply LOVE to chase human feet. It's just the dance people make when I try to catch their feet: It makes me wanna catch some more feet!
Mommy usually gets angry with me and then she'll show the plant spray and spray me with it. I don't mind: I will run to her like mad to drink from the spurt of water.
Yet I don't like the shower. When they ask me whether I want to shower or not, I say 'NO' from the bottom of my galah heart.
I do love to bath in the sink though, as these pictures show:
Sometimes when I get angry with me for this but then I will immitate the plant spray and call out: PSSSTT!! It really helps me when people are mad at me. They usually start laughing then.
On this picture I am looking at a cat. I can handle ALL cats! When mommy went on Holiday I had to stay with her sister who has 7 cats. I can proudly tell that I terrorized the whole cat gang during my stay there. One time a cat made a BIG mistake by leaning his paws against the bars of my cage. He shouldn't have done that, because I went down there to make him very clear that he shouldn't do that: I bit him and screamed out: 'Kekko'. That is my word for 'gek' which means crazy.
I have difficulties pronouncing the letter 'L'. So if I say 'Slapie slapie doen' (Doing a nap nap) it sounds more like: 'Sapie sapie doen' and the same goes for 'Lekker he' (Isn't it nice) which I pronounce like 'Kekker he'.
Those cats were glad that my mommy returned from her Holiday.
These picture shows that I can be a very sweet rose breasted cockatoo as well, besides terrorizing cats, screaming and chasing feet. I even help in the household by dusting my cage and doing the dishes. Ain't I a sweety?
Over here they gave me a Harry Potter hat. I didn't know what to do with it at first.
Collect money with??
Maybe there was something IN it, something edible?
But finally I got it: it was a HAT!
When I go to sleep, my mommy puts a cage cover on my cage. When she lifts the cage cover I whisper to her 'Koekoek, dag
poepetje', which means something like 'Cucook, hello sweety pie'.
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