The cockatoo is a species of bird related to the parrot, that resides mainly in South Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. They are known for being affectionate, occasionally chatty, and intensely curious. If you’re thinking of getting a bird friend just remember, cockatoos are a demanding pet that can live up to 80 years. They require much planning beforehand, but if you are prepared to take care of them, they make a loving, lifelong companion.

Max the Cockatoo is scheduled to go to the vet to get his nails trimmed. This is a routine appointment, and this is Max’s routine reaction as his human tries to get him into his carrier.