is salmon pink in colour and fairly large. The Moluccan
Cockatoo is the largest of the "white"
cockatoos. The Moluccan Cockatoo is endemic to Seram
and surrounding islands, which are located in the Indonesian
archipelago also known as the Moluccas or Spice Islands.
It has a very strong, powerful beak and a very loud
voice. A Moluccan cockatoo is generally not suitable
as pets. However, if it can be well trained, it becomes
a very cuddly pet.
The Moluccan cockatoo
is a very intelligent and sensitive bird. As a pet,
it needs regular interaction with its human flocks,
and it needs mental stimulation. A Moluccan cockatoo
needs a good varied diet of fruits, vegetables, nuts,
seeds and pellets.
If you live in an apartment, don't
think of keeping a Moluccan cockatoo as a pet. It is
too noisy to be kept in an apartment. My Moluccan
cockatoo was a baby when I moved into a sprawling
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If you are the right person to adopt
a Moluccan Cockatoo, you may well find
that you've made a friend for life. It can mimic human
speech. It's unusual in that the Moluccan cockatoo is
one of the few "lap birds" and acts more like
a dog than a bird sometimes. An untrained Moluccan
is better off in the wild. But a trained one is a treasured
possession. Is yours trained?
Vital Statistics for the
- Size : 40-50cm(17-20 in)
- Life Expectancy : 60 to 65 years
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