#24, Think twice

Spot the cockatoo! (Ha ha, don't know if it's Yellow-crested Cockatoo or Sulphur-crested Cockatoo. The sulphur-crested cockatoo's supposed to have yellow-coloured cheeks!)

Anyhows, this cockatoo here is not native to Singapore but how in the world did it end up here?! Well, it's probably because of pet trade. These attractive-looking birds are captured from the wild, brought overseas and put in a cage. Irresponsible owners then let them free in the wild.

This is both bad for the bird and our ecosystem. The bird, in it's non-native surrounding, might not be able to survive. And our ecosystem might just be inbalanced because of it. So think twice, when you wana buy a pet, esp a non-native one. Would you be able to care for it?


Joe said...

I love Cockatoos!

EUNICEEESH(: said...

yeah! they're really cute and animated.