In Loving Memory

Nigel – Umbrella Cockatoo

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Nigel has been adopted and will be moving to his new home on Monday!


Meet Nigel. Nigel is an Umbrella Cockatoo, and typical for his breed, he is a firecracker!

Nigel is an extremely social bird who is very vocal and gets quite upset when people initially leave.

Nigel will need an understanding family with big cockatoo experience. If you understand the needs of this big guy, (and also how to avoid his wants!) then Nigel needs you!


Nigel is available for adoption at the Calgary Humane Society.

If you cannot commit to adoption for Nigel, he may also be available as long term foster through Birdline.

Please visit the Calgary Humane Society to meet Nigel and speak with an adoptions counselor if you wish to give this big loving guy a fantastic feathever hom!

4455 110th AVE SE, Calgary, Alberta T2C 2T7 Phone 403-205-4455 | Fax: 403-723-6050 – See more at:

Please indicate your type of residence.
Please indicate the size of parrot you are interested in.
Do you have a preference for a particular species?
Do you own or rent your home?
If you rent, do you have permission from your landlord to house pets?
Who will be the primary caregiver?
Are all members of the family in agreement to adopt this bird?
How old are your children?
How many hours a day will the bird be in his/her cage?
Do you currently have an Avian Vet
If yes what is his/her name/clinic name:
How often do you think a parrot should be seen by an Avian Vett?
If you currently own birds, what do you use to clean the cage with?
How often do you think the cage cleaning should be done?
How often should the bird be given fruit and/or vegetables?
Should the bird be on an all seed diet?
Are you familiar with the different varieties of pellets for birds?
Should birds be given any vitamin supplements – either for their overall health or their feather condition?
Do you have any concerns taking a bird outside?
Do you have other pets in the home:
Please list the other pets currently in the home
Based on your knowledge, please list all potential dangers in a home that could affect a parrot:
Where will the bird/s be placed while on vacation?
In the case of an emergency ie:broken blood feather/nail – do you know what to do? please explain.
If the bird bites your spouse/child, how will you handle that situation:
Please list the things you hope to achieve with the adoption of this bird and what you will do to ensure the best quality of life possible.