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Cocky

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I must admit I love these big birds. They seem so playful and intelligent. When I was growing up it was common for people to have a cocky chained to a stand as a companion pet. Fantastic thing to be able to interact with ( feed  biscuits) maybe not so much fun for the cocky. We also used to have budgies and canaries in cages but it just does not seem right to me now. I had a sculpture which had the stand as part of its construction and when I dismantled the sculpture the stand called out for a cocky to sit on it. I also was attempting to make him into a balance piece with a weight slung under him but it proved too awkward for me to manage. He is now welded to the perch  and is in a sulk… won’t eat biscuits or anything. Mind you I don’t think he can fly all that well anyway..

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