Cockatoo leaves Australian mum-of-six fighting for life
You wouldn’t think that a simple trip to the pet shop would land you in intensive care, fighting to survive.
Shaharazaad Gaffour wants her story to act as a warning to make people think twice before taking home your new cute and cuddly friend.
“Never in my life did I think an animal could give you some kind of disease or some kind of virus or whatever it was,” Ms Gaffour told A Current Affair.
Frank the cockatoo could have killed someone.
Just eight-weeks-old, the sulfur crested cocky should have lived up to 40 years.
“When I played with it I noticed it was dropping a lot and I thought, ‘no there is something not quite right with this bird’ … but I’m not a bird expert,” Ms Gaffour said.