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well into my fifties. After the collection was sold I spent many years in the large aviary in the garden which I gradually wrecked, not because I wanted to escape because I am shown every kindness and the food here is like a 5 star hotel; sorry I cannot give you my address because I do not want to share my quality provisions with anyone, psittacine or human. I am not really sure why I gave the aviary a ‘hard time’ because it was well perched and sheltered and fresh branches were regularly supplied for what these days is know as ‘Environmental enhancement’ but in those days when there were not


Everyone says that I am quite a character and a rare bird, I am a Greater sulphur-crested Cockatoo and came to England from Australia in the 1950’s, so as you can work out I well into my fifties.


I am not really sure why I gave the aviary a ‘hard time’ because it was well perched and sheltered and fresh branches were regularly supplied for what these days is know as ‘Environmental enhancement’ but in those days when there were not so many posh words around it was just known that I liked fresh branches to chew so they gave them to me saying ‘Sam here are some more tender branches for you to chew on’


so many posh words around it was just known that I liked fresh branches to chew so they gave them to me saying ‘Sam here are some more tender branches for you to chew on’. Life was good in that aviary especially in the spring and summer when there were plenty of wild birds visiting me, I guess to steal anything I dropped out side the aviary but they were good company. When winter came in 2005 I was feeling a little low for some reason and I think Mrs Sayers thought that it was about time I was brought into the house, I must admit it was an excellent decision and I soon took to cage life in a warm home, obviously the food was still the same very high standard but with the added advantage that I had someone to talk to and show off my tricks. We get on so well together and when Linda my human sister comes to visit I get my


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