On beautiful summer days I love to take my pet Cockatoo Izzy out for an evening stroll He enjoys the outside as well as being petted by friends and strangers. He is a very beautiful bird and sometimes I believe he knows it. When people tell him how beautiful he is, his head piece always flares up and we extends his wings to show the yellow coloring under his body. He is as proud as a peacock during mating season. Izzy has been called some of everything, many of the names I truly don’t mind. He’s been called a parakeet, that big white bird, a sea gull, a hawk, and a snow owl. The only thing I can’t tolerate is a chicken. It’s a cockatoo! It is not a CHICKEN, lady!