A bright, curious bird, Corry loves to explore, sticking his fluffy noggin in any spaces that could possibly hold something interesting. He gleefully explores all the nooks and crannies, with his enthusiastic “Hi Corry!” and his endearing tappity-tap-tap happy dance.
Some think humans are special, an exceptional species with superior cognitive traits that make us unique among Earth’s creatures. Far from an exclusively-human trait, many species exhibit the same intellectual and emotive responses to the world around them, even if they don’t express it in the same way humans do. Corry is an impressive example of just such a being – highly intelligent, curious, and tenacious, continuously seeking out all the answers to many of life’s important questions: What’s in here? How does that work? What IS this thing?
A sensitive and empathic individual, Corry chooses his friends carefully and offers his affections to select few humans. The humans have to earn his respect and affection, but once he decides he loves them he loves them with his whole heart. Unfortunately for him, as often occurs in captivity, he has little interest in befriending his own kind. No one understands “bird” better than another bird, and it’s tragic so many captive raised birds don’t identify themselves as a bird but rather as a misplaced human, lost because no one truly speaks their language, no one genuinely comprehends them. Some of these birds learn to cope while others are frustrated misanthropes their entire lives.
Corry is learning to cope. It took him a few years to learn and accept that the humans love him, that we want him to be happy, and that we will do everything we can to improve his experience. His intellectual and emotional capacity helps him navigate to meet his psychosocial and physical needs. While we would love nothing more than to help him find a feathered friend, that takes time. As he trusts us more and more, we can help him learn that another bird (or birds) will meet his needs better than any humans ever could. While we can’t ever give him back his freedom to fly in the wilds of Australia, we can help him find the next best thing – the companionship of other birds.
Corry is a medium-sized parrot, the cost for his food, medicine, and toys is approximately $40 a month or $480 a year. If you would like to contribute to his health and well-being, please click. Thank you!