You know what they call you EVEN if you only have one cockatoo - :-*
Seriously though (I humbly appologise to those who got my joke above) it amazes me that many birds will live long in the 70s, 80s, over 100 years old. Imagine that life, sitting on that same stick for 95 years, eating the same freakin' bird seed and an occasional apple slice. The only relief is that hopefully when they change your papers, you'll get the funnies or the latest member of the Bush party to RESIGN, FIRED, or INDICTED.
I'm sure a hundreds year living as a bird in a cage, as long as you face the TV and they keep the noise down at night - isn't so bad. I wouldn't want it, but remember that around 2 million Americans are spending 10 or more years in State and Federal Prisons, even though us tax payers are sporting the tab, I don't mind letting murders (and worse) remain alive "at least" 40 years longer than they wish they would die - we'll always be in debt, so I hope they all live to 105 years old. Happy birthday!
if you can't have Capitol Punishment (which NJ "has" but hasn't used in 30 years) when they call it death row here, they ain't kiddin' - you die of old age waiting to be executed. The bennies are pretty good too - you get your own room and very good attention - it cost a lot to keep a Death Row Inmate Alive, much more than a General Population lifer. The other choice is siding with the Arian NAtion, Skinheads, East LA Gang-bangers, or Muslams. I'll take solitary for live, a shower a week, one hour a day in the pen-yard, keep your toilet clean and you can do most ANYTHING in there - lol.
What were we talking about..... oh yeah, cockatoos :-P