Today we gave our flock of Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos a phone book to play with. We hung it up on the side of their aviary and at first they weren’t too sure about it. Their yellow crests all went up and they all went silent which is very different for them because they are generally one of Australia’s noisiest birds. After leaving them for a bit to play with their new ‘toy’ the younger five let their beaks do the walking and were seen happily flicking through the phone book. After deciding they didn’t need those pages they tore it apart. However Elliott had other plans! He had obviously been listening to the messages in our Free Flight Bird Show and was keen to recycle and reuse so he ran over and collected all the fallen pieces and made a nest with them in the corner. We hope no-one gets prank calls.