Edie (bonded with Oscar Wilde)

Bird ID: D2010047
Species: Cockatiel
Sex: Female
Sub-Species: Pearl
Health Status: Healthy
Good with Kids: Unknown
Well Socialized: Unknown
Adoption Status: Foster on 2010-09-19

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Edie here. The yellow scallops on my wings and head mean that I`m a pearled cockatiel, which in turn means that I`m a female. Male cockatiels may have a pearling, or opaline, gene, but something about the sex-linked recessive nature of this gene prevents the pearl pattern from lasting past the first few molts in males. (I would not have known this but the guy who came and took my picture the other day explained it to me.)

I was found outdoors and brought to a shelter in the South Bay, so not much else is known about my past. I had a few scratches and Mickaboo`s veterinarian said that I may have "gotten into a scuffle with a cat" but I seem to have come out of it fine. In fact, I look young, vibrant and healthy, and I am doing very well in foster care.

I`m still a little scared of stepping onto a hand but will do so when I am out of my cage. Like most cockatiel hens I`m fairly quiet, but I do make an inquisitive little chirp when my foster mom is talking to me. I enjoy being around people and will make a wonderful companion for the right person or family.