Rose Breasted Cockatoo
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Rose Breasted CockatooRose Breasted Cockatoo

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 breasted
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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.

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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