Pretty boy

Fred is a Sulphur Crested cockatoo and lives in an animal sanctuary in Tassie.
He's just turned 100 years.
He was born way back when the young men (and female nurses) of Australia were heading off to fight in World War I.
Fred's birthday hit the news big time because he received a congratulatory letter from the Queen.
This is her custom, but usually she doesn't write to cockatoos.
Cockatoos can live up to 40 years in the wild. In captivity (as pampered pets) they often live to 60-80 years.
There was a huge party for Fred and he had a few words to say after devouring a sunflower seed pie.
He enjoys the company of humans and detests the company of other cockatoos, especially galahs.
Fred seems to be in good health and will probably enjoy another 10-20 birthdays.

For more information, Google Fred cockatoo


  1. Amazing.
    He'll live on for a few more years.
    A good and pampered life.

  2. was amused that the Queen wrote a letter to Fred for his 100th birthday :)

  3. There's nothing like a cockatoo. I've had one or two in my time and they are lovely.


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