For the past two weeks there has been a Cockatoo flying around our neighborhood. Last weekend he was chased by a hawk and was luckily saved by some crows who ran it off. So this afternoon he was in our front tree. Thinking his owner lost him, I put some food out to try to lure him in so I could return him. He came right down and climbed on my shoulder. I brought him inside and played with him for a bit before my BF and I headed out to locate the owner. I had an idea of where they lived because I thought I heard someone calling him last weekend. Turns out I was at the wrong house but they live three doors down. The neighbor told me that the owner just lets the Cockatoo fly around outside and that he comes in their yards too. She also said something about how he was looking for a new home for the bird. Having owned smaller parrots in the past I know they don't do well in the cold and rain so it really bothers me that they let him outside loose to fly around in the dead of winter. In addition he's completely unprotected from predators and he's all dirty. I have him in my house right now and I'm torn as to what to do. I just feel like it's a matter of time before he is killed or dies of exposure if they let him out like that in this weather. I really don't want to return him but is that the right thing to do? If we don't return him my boyfriend has already nixed the idea of keeping him so I would have to find him a new home but I am totally willing to do that if it's in the best interest of the bird. Any advice?