I brag about Theo, my goffins cockatoo, all the time. She is so darn cute, it’s really hard not to. I took a picture of her for my friends on a parrot talk forum with sweet potato all over her beak – always good for a laugh. When I enlarged the photo, I noticed a sore on her foot. I posted the photo, but the focus was now on her feet.
The sore is the red spot below her back two toes, before the joint.
There are reasons besides appropriately naming your parrots to have them DNA sexed. I’m pretty sure that DeeDee, my male cockatiel, has no objections to his effeminate name, and Theo, my female goffins cockatoo, seems to be comfortable with hers as well. I know the sex of all of my parrots except my quaker. I decided to have her (I think of her as a girl) DNA sexed.
Why should I bother with DNA sexing?
If you’re a breeder, this is pretty important. If you are not a breeder, it’s still ...