Owning a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo as a pet is a huge commitment. This book covers the responsibilities of ownership from the selection of the species to the pitfalls of training and care.
Comical and sad childhood and family stories are used to reinforce this message of responsible pet ownership. The book begins with the authors Cockatoo and her early experiences with him. The next chapter covers her second bird and the sad story of how he succumbed to PBFD, a very harsh viral disease. The final chapter is the story of Bert, her third and most exceptional Cockatoo. Bert became a celebrity in his own right by entertaining the public with fund-raising and human interest presentations.
In the epilogue the author explores how she is coping without her friend and companion.