There are 17 species of cockatoos.
Most are white in colour, but others come in grays and
pinks, blacks, and in the Palm's case, deep blue. They
are primarily found in the Indonesian islands. Cockatoos
make wonderful pets because of their sweet nature. Cockatoos
love to be cuddled and bond very easily with their human
owners. Cockatoos aren't top talkers.
Most individuals say a few words, but many do not. A
few cockatoos become very good. Their voices don't have
the tone and quality of an African grey's or Amazon's,
but they're usually understandable enough.
Cockatoos are not
usually picky eaters. Fruits, veggies, and pretty much
everything else should be added to the diet daily. Most
cockatoos love sharing mealtimes with their "flock",
and certain owners will provide their bird with his
own plate! Low-lactose dairy foods like skim milk, yogurt,
and most cheeses are usually great. Even meat can be
fed, although beef and pork should only be fed in very
small amounts; chicken and
turkey is better. Most cockatoos
LOVE baths... Spray-baths being the usual preferred
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are adorable; a hog for attention, a socialite , and
just a pleasure to have around. On the other hand, badly-raised
cockatoos are a synonym for nightmare!
: The goffin cockatoo is a fun-loving
parrot who is a born entertainer. The goffin cockatoo
is a fair talker but some have been known to talk
: White or White-Crested Cockatoo is
better known as umbrella cockatoo. Umbrella cockatoo
is intelligent, social, good natured, active, acrobatic
and very affectionate.
: The Moluccan Cockatoo is the largest
of the "white" cockatoos. The Moluccan
cockatoo is a very intelligent and sensitive bird.
: A captive bred rose breasted
cockatoo makes a more affectionate and healthier
pet than the wild-caught ones. The rose breasted
cockatoo is relatively quiet and has an engaging,
spritely personality and a good ability to mimic
: Cockatoo behaviour has baffled scientists
and bird lovers forever. Cockatoo behaviour varies
: Cockatoos as pets are better at learning
tricks and are good performers. Cockatoos as pets
is a time consuming affair.
difficult to decide