Pets can be a source of joy and companionship for many people. While some get pets for the love and companionship they provide, others enjoy the experience of caring for and nurturing an animal.
However, Alex and his partner’s experience of owning a pet is slightly different.
Unlike many pet owners who actively look for animals they wish to take care of, Alex and his wife unexpectedly stumbled upon a bird that would change their life forever.
They didn’t plan on getting a pet, but it happened. It seemed like they were meant to meet Edgar, an adorable cockatoo.
It all started when Alex and his wife were looking for an amplifier.
They had been browsing through local classifieds when they came across a local recommendation about a poor cockatoo.
What caught their attention was the sad picture of the bird inside a cage.
According to Alex, the person who posted about the bird told them the reason why they wanted to give the cockatoo away. Even though they had it for a long time, they no longer paid attention to it.
They could tell just by looking at the photo that the bird was not in good condition and was clearly malnourished.
Knowing that the cockatoo wasn’t receiving the proper care it needed, Alex felt a pang of sadness for it, realizing that it deserved better.
He and his wife knew that they had to do something to help this bird, so they decided to take it in and give it a new home.
As they welcomed the bird into their home, Alex and his wife realized that they didn’t even know its name.
They were saddened by the fact that the bird had been with its previous owners for such a long time, yet they hadn’t even bothered to give it a name.
Determined to make things right, Alex and his wife gave the bird a new name, Edgar, and began to nurse it back to health.
At first, they had only planned to take care of him for a week and eventually give him to a foster care center.
But it didn’t happen because Edgar won them over.
As they spent more time with him, they came to realize that they couldn’t bear to lose him. Although he was aggressive and defensive towards his previous owners, Alex and his wife were determined to give Edgar the best life possible.
After receiving proper care and attention for a week, Edgar’s behavior began to change.
He was no longer aggressive and began to show his true, sweet self. They give him toys, and he plays with them.
Alex revealed that Edgar has been a flightless bird.
Thankfully, he found a new family that now let him experience what this beautiful life has to offer.
Edgar may not be able to fly, but that hasn’t stopped him from enjoying all the other pleasures of life. He loves to receive kisses, solve puzzles, and cuddle with his new family.
What’s even more incredible is that cockatoos like Edgar have a long lifespan, and Alex knows that they’ll have him for a long time to come.
With a 65-70 years lifespan, Edgar is sure to bring joy and love to Alex and his wife for many years.
Watch the heartwarming video below, showing how Alex changed the life of the poor cockatoo forever!
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