“T-bird” came to us from my friend’s avian rescue. He is approximately 27 years old. He talks and dances (he loves Queen), snuggles, and is quite a character. HE IS ALSO VERY LOUD when he screams. If cockatoos didn’t scream, they would be perfect. Unfortunately, they do, and it makes them the number one re-homed parrot. Many people don’t do their homework before acquiring a large bird, so T-bird is being used as an educational bird. They are great, but a huge commitment. They can live 80 years. They are much like pigs and toddlers in that they have the potential to be very destructive and can’t be left unattended.