Sugarbear was hatched in our backyard in CA. She is a very talkative Umbrella Cockatoo. At 28 years old, she is middle aged or younger and especially healthy due to an organic diet of vegetables and fruits twice a day. She also gets a mix of seeds (no sunflower) once a day. The vet said that with her diet and care she could live for over 60 years. She is cuddly when she gets to know people, but like most birds does not to be approached quickly. She indicates to be sent her cage or perch to poop and sometimes asks verbally - announcing 'poopatoo!' Sugarbear has a wide vocabulary and speaks distinctly for the most part, even inventing her own names for her friends and new words. She has been raised with non aggressive dogs without predatory instincts and gets along well with them except for her occasional bossiness. She can be quite humorous and entertaining and loves vocal music - she sometimes sings along albeit nearly unintelligibly. Sugarbear is like my child and it is very painful for me to have to find her a new home. My husband and I are splitting and together our finances are just over the poverty line. (after several periods of bad luck). Separately neither of us could afford a rental other than a share and neither of us have found one that accepts pets. I am asking $500 to be assured that her new family is able and willing to take care of her needs financially. On top of that a comprehensive application including interviews and references is a requirement before any agreement can be reached. My husband and I will require a legal document that we will have prepared for you to sign stating that under no circumstances will Sugarbear be re homed, or subject to any change of ownership without contacting us for first choice to regain her, except for a temporary relocation in the event of an emergency.