However ... he has an African Grey parrot who'll offer you a beer among other things.
And ... one of his relatives asked him if he would "temporarily" bird sit her Mom's Cockatoo in his home. ... Now it turns out that the Mom has a disease that will require her to be in a "facility" ... and so will no longer be able to care for the bird. He is not sure what he'll do.
These birds are a lot of work ... quite noisy and need a lot of attention. They are known to have behavior problems, however this bird is pretty well behaved ... but the Grey is a tad jealous.
Cockatools live a long time and sometimes outlive their owners. It is a sad situation because people buy or adopt these beautiful birds ... and do not research them.
I am lucky to be able to visit! I get all the joy with no bird poop and don't have to provide for them in my will.
I have no cats except all of yours ... but I still have my very special dog ... and I made her homemade holiday shaped treats as a present.