The rose breasted cockatoo
is native to Australia where it is known as the "Galah".
With its rose-pink chest, underparts, neck and face
contrasting against its gray wings and tail, the Rose-breasted
Cockatoo is definitely a striking bird. The rose
breasted cockatoo is known to destroy crops
and is considered to be a pest in many regions. It is
prone to fatty tumors and therefore needs to be on a
well-balanced diet that is not too high in fat. The
rose breasted cockatoo eats vegetables and grains.
A captive bred rose breasted
cockatoo makes a more affectionate and healthier
pet than the wild-caught ones. It will however often
become a little unpredictable when mature, and should
never be allowed to spend time on a shoulder. My rose
cockatoo almost nipped the flesh off my friend's
shoulder! The rose breasted cockatoo is extremely playful
and intelligent, which, like most cockatoos, needs constant
stimulation with toys to play with, and objects to chew,
to keep it from getting bored.
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Both sexes can become good talkers,
with the males being somewhat better. The rose breasted
cockatoo is relatively quiet and has an engaging, spritely
personality and a good ability to mimic human speech.
However, an untrained rose breasted cockatoo
is an utter disaster in the house. It can get very noisy
and rob you of sanity.
Vital Statistics for the
Rose Breasted Cockatoo:
- Size : 35 cm (13.5 ins)
- Life Expectancy : 65 years
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