A Jim look-alike

@JudyEv (283236)
Rockingham, Australia
August 4, 2022 3:50am CST
The photo shows a Jim look-alike. In about ten days, we are going to house-sit for a sulphur-crested cockatoo, Jim, and a dog, Dixie. We met them both a few days ago. Jim likes cuddles and snuggled into my neck. I’m a bit wary about cockatoos but Jim was very gentle and affectionate. He normally prefers women but Vince talked cockatoo to him for a while and Jim was then perfectly happy to sit on his shoulder. However, he also thought he’d like a closer look at Vince’s hearing aids so we had to discourage that. Jim lives in a big cage but most days is taken from his cage up to the house where he has a perch to sit on. One wing has been clipped but if he is close enough to any wood he can be quite destructive. He has cockatoo food of course but his big treat each day is a tiny corner of toast with lots of butter.
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@JimBo452020 (42601)
• Montrose, Scotland
4 Aug
Jim is truly PRETTY
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Aug
They are pretty and their crest is a lovely bright yellow.
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@JimBo452020 (42601)
• Montrose, Scotland
4 Aug
@JudyEv Clever they are. Speak better English than me lol
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• United States
4 Aug
Hello
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@oahuwriter (24705)
• United States
5 Aug
Getting ready for house sitting is fun! Jim's beak is big!!
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
@oahuwriter I think you are right. We were 'introduced' and he took no time at all to sit on my shoulder then was happy to go to Vince which surprised them a bit as he doesn't always take to men.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
They have a strong beak and can give a nasty bite. I was a bit worried about that but Jim showed no signs of biting us.
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@oahuwriter (24705)
• United States
6 Aug
@JudyEv I figure if Jim saw you with Jim's human, then Jim would be ok with you & your husband.
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@jobelbojel (31472)
• Philippines
6 Aug
Glad that he has a huge cage and that he can be taken out. He is really a gentle Jim.
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@jobelbojel (31472)
• Philippines
6 Aug
@JudyEv looking forward to seeing more of him. I hope I can be very active here. Will catch up if I miss posts.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Aug
@jobelbojel Don't worry too much. We can all only do as much as we can.
@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
I'm looking forward to having more to do with him.
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@LadyDuck (401240)
• Switzerland
4 Aug
Jim has an impressive crest. I am glad they take him out of his cage.
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@LadyDuck (401240)
• Switzerland
5 Aug
@JudyEv I feel sorry for birds closed in narrow cages.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
He has a very big cage which is nice. I'll have photos of it all soon.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
@LadyDuck There was one in Donnybrook that had a very small cage. I hated seeing him in such a small space.
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• United States
5 Aug
I don't know much about birds but Jim is a very pretty cockatoo. I also love his name Spending time with him will probably give you lots to talk about here
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• United States
8 Aug
@JudyEv this pet and house sitting should be fun and give you a change of scenery.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
6 Aug
I hope so. Our new place is a bit dull most of the time.
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@Hannihar (123010)
• Israel
4 Aug
@JudyEv Thank you for introducing us to Dixie and a Jim look-a-like. Jim sounds like he is very well taken care of. I wanted to know if they talk a lot and found out they pick up some phrases and words. You mentioned that Vince got through to Jim by speaking cockatoo. Where did Vince learn to speak cocatoo and what is it actually? I hope being in a strange house you will be able to sleep? I wonder where Dixie sleeps.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
@Hannihar Some dogs don't like the wind, some don't like lightning or storms. They are all a bit different, just like people.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
It was just a joke really about Vince speaking cockatoo but he did talk to him and paid attention to him and I think that helped Jim decide that Vince was a friend. The dog has a basket on the verandah but is allowed inside if we want to have her inside. She gets a bit anxious if there are strong winds.
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@Hannihar (123010)
• Israel
5 Aug
@JudyEv Does it rain there too so that night bother Dixie too? Sorry, I did not get the joke and that there is no cockatoo language. I am sure there is and maybe cockatoos speak it amongst themselves like birds have their own way of communicating with each other. Did something happen to her once when there were strong winds or could it be because she hears so much better than we do or strong winds just bother her?
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@BarBaraPrz (37645)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
4 Aug
And a handsome fellow he is, too.
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@BarBaraPrz (37645)
• St. Catharines, Ontario
5 Aug
@JudyEv He's lovely, too.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
The crest is very lovely. There is a Major Mitchell cockatoo too but it has a different coloured crest. Photo courtesy JJ Harrison (https://www.jjharrison.com.au/), CC BY-SA 4.0
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• China
4 Aug
Beautiful cockatoo ! He shows lots of kindness to you.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
I was surprised that he was so friendly when he'd never seen us before.
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@RebeccasFarm (67765)
• United States
4 Aug
Now look at that fella And look you drew the Scots Jim out too yay for you Judy.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
Jim seems such a funny name for a cockatoo but I guess I'll get used to it.
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@FourWalls (45848)
• United States
4 Aug
How cute! They are beautiful animals.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
I was surprised that this one seemed so affectionate. Maybe he was a bit cold and was cuddling up to get warm.
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@DaddyEvil (88259)
• United States
4 Aug
Thank you for explaining how he is kept close to his perch. I wondered about that. I've only been around a few birds in captivity, other than farm animals, of course. I don't have much experience with them.
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@DaddyEvil (88259)
• United States
4 Aug
@JudyEv I'm glad you got to know him and how to care for him while his humans are on vacation. I'm sure everything will go well while you're "babysitting" him and the other pets and house.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Aug
I don't either really but I feel much better about looking after him now. I knew we could just leave him in his cage but I feel confident now about letting him out for a while each day.
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• United States
7 Aug
He's so beautiful. What a great friend to have while house sitting.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
7 Aug
I'm quite looking forward to having him around.
@CarolDM (188053)
• United States
4 Aug
How cute he is. Cockatoos are very popular here.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
They can be noisy but he is a bit away from the house if he feels like squawking.
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@CarolDM (188053)
• United States
9 Aug
@JudyEv Noisy for sure.
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@Beestring (3415)
• Hong Kong
4 Aug
Haven't seen a cockatoo before. His feather is beautiful. It's interesting that he likes butter.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Aug
We will have to keep an eye on him as he is very keen on chewing things.
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@Beestring (3415)
• Hong Kong
4 Aug
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@snowy22315 (140703)
• United States
4 Aug
That house sitting assignment sounds like fun. Cockatoos are supposed to be very smart. You will have to know if it does anyhting brilliant while you are there.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
We will need to keep an eye on him if he is out of his cage. He got into the house once while they were away and destroyed something in every room!!
@Juliaacv (68498)
• Canada
4 Aug
He is quite a large bird, how much would a bird like that weigh?
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Aug
Wikipedia says they can weigh up to 780. He didn't feel heavy on my arm but as birds go he is quite big.
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@wolfgirl569 (58534)
• Marion, Ohio
4 Aug
You will have lots of fun.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
That's my hope and I'm sure it will all be fine.
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@Ronrybs (16009)
• London, England
4 Aug
a phony Jim, an imposter no less! Hope the real Jim doesn't take umbridge
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
4 Aug
I can just see myself taking so many photos of Jim. Crest up, crest down, wings out, etc, etc. You'll all be fed up reading about him.
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@LindaOHio (99898)
• United States
4 Aug
Jim sounds like a delightful bird. I love when they cuddle.
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@JudyEv (283236)
• Rockingham, Australia
5 Aug
Me too. He was very affectionate.
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