Jack the Cockatoo is off to South Africa. Before he goes he has to fulfil a 30-day period of supervised quarantine, which he is spending with Animalcouriers.

The vet calls regularly to check on progress. Once the quarantine is over Jack will be able to travel to join his family in Cape Town.

He gets a little homesick for his owner, so she keeps in touch by ringing him from time to time for a chat. He really engages and appears to recognise her voice, and reciprocates with little noises! It’s very heartening as he does appear to be comforted by the sound of her voice.

We’ll miss Jack when he goes, but it will be good to know he’s back with his family.

Cape Town calling