Cockatoo

Cockatoos for Sale from $500

‘Intelligent’, ‘excitable’, ‘playful’ and ‘unpredictable’; just some of the many adjectives used to describe the beautiful cockatoo.

Sometime receiving bad press as pet birds, there are of course many adored and well-behaved pets, but serious thought and careful training must be given if they are to reach their maximum potential.

Screeching, feather-plucking, biting cockatoos are often the result of hand-rearing singletons who can then become disoriented in their personality, not knowing whether they are parrot or human. These hand-reared babies – who, it must be said, are completely adorable - then go on to be spoilt by their new owners and shriek for attention when they don’t get it!

I try to ensure a good start for our cockatoos by leaving them to be reared by their parents wherever possible, or else by crèche-rearing – that is to say, as part of a small group – so that they can interact with each other and not come to over-depend on the human carer.

Once weaned, if the new owner continues to train and reward good behavior from the cockatoo, you will have a delightful companion.A citron crested and lesser Sulphur crested which I bred are not only delightful companions for their new owner, but she ‘free flies’ them each day as a matter of course. A wonderful sight.

Please find below our range of Cockatoos.

About Cockatoo

On top of that, Cockatoos are very intelligent and inquisitive birds, and they love to show off!

   A Cockatoo will make comical displays with outspread wings, head bobbing, dancing, and loud calls. These birds are very active and curious about their environment. A happy cockatoo spends most of its waking time performing, or examining and manipulating its toys and other cage objects.

   Because of their loving qualities and intelligence, Cockatoos have a very high need for attention, affection, and interaction. A single cockatoo will thrive as your pet only if you devote time and attention to it. You will need to spend a good deal of time playing with it and sharing affections on a regular daily basis.

   However, two pet cockatoos can be ideal if you are not able to devote so much time and attention as the bird will demand. Bored cockatoos are notorious for developing bad habits such as screeching and feather plucking. Having two will help to prevent bad habits from developing by a bored bird.

Triton Cockatoo parrot
How will you recognize them?

Triton Cockatoos, being one of the largest Cockatoos, are just magnificent! They have a large, bright yellow crest, with big, beautiful eyes.
Are there any special considerations to be made?
They do have quite a set of lungs, so if vocalizations are bothersome to you, then choose another bird. They require a large, strong Macaw cage and should have as much time outside the cage as possible. As with all cockatoos, they will need weekly baths to keep their feathers healthy and their dander in check. We do not recommend these birds for people with allergies.
*These birds are available by special order only. If you would like to inquire about one, please call our store at 972.853.5234

Umbrella Cockatoo Parrot

Physical Description: Umbrella Cockatoos are entirely white at first glance. However, if you startle or excite one, you will see the feathers of its crest pop up, forming a type of “headdress” resembling an umbrella. This is where their name comes from. Under their “umbrella,” the feathers are bright yellow. The underside of their wings and tail is also yellow. They have a bare patch of skin around their eyes which is blue in color. This patch of skin can sometimes help determine an Umbrella’s age since, like humans, this area tends to wrinkle as the birds get older.

Average Lifespan: 40 – 80 years

Sexing: The sexes differ only in eye color, though all juvenile birds will appear to be female. After they have reached maturity (typically around 5 years of age) the females will retain a brown iris, while the males will turn almost black. The darker the iris, the more likely it is to be male.

Origin: The islands of Central and Northern Moluccas Train ability: Domestic hand-fed babies make excellent pet birds for dedicated caregivers. Arguably, these parrots are among the most affectionate animals on the planet! This is wonderful at first, but they quickly become like needy two year olds, craving constant attention and companionship. If you are unable to devote at least 4 hours of quality time to your parrot each day, then an Umbrella Cockatoo is not for you. They are extremely playful and acrobatic. Anything and everything is a toy to them – especially if you don’t want them to have it. For this reason, we recommend a large variety of toys for your Umbrella Cockatoo and plenty of supervision during play time. They can learn to speak, but are often difficult to understand. Umbrellas will typically develop a small vocabulary of 5 or 6 of their favorite words and phrases.

Loudness: Cockatoos, especially Umbrellas, are among the loudest of the parrot species, so if you’re sensitive to noise we would suggest looking into another species. These are certainly not apartment pets

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Parrot

Physical Description: Sulphur Crested Cockatoos are considered a medium to medium-large parrot, standing roughly 15 inches tall. They are entirely white from head to toe, with the exception of the bright yellow feathers of their crest and the underside of their wings and tail. This contrast of white and brilliant yellow makes the Sulphur Crested a very attractive parrot. The skin around their eyes is a soft, pale blue. Their legs, feet and beak are black.

Red-Vented Cockatoo Parrot

 

Physical Description: Red-vented Cockatoos are roughly the same size and shape as the Goffin’s Cockatoo. They are entirely white or faint peach-colored, except for the area around their vent which is bright red and yellow. Just like the Goffin’s Cockatoo, they have a bare patch around the eyes, and a tiny little crest, resembling a shark’s fin, that stands up when they are surprised or excited

Rose Breasted(Galah) Cockatoo Parrot

The Rose Breasted Cockatoo is relatively quiet and has a very outgoing personality with a good ability to mimic human speech

Physical Description: Rose-breasted Cockatoos are beautiful pet bird that are easily recognized by their pink and grey coloration. Their crest and top of the head is generally a lighter pink than the rest of the body, though some individuals have a crest that is practically white. Their chest, stomach, and portions of the underside of the wings are pink. Everything else is a pale grey.

 

Average Lifespan: 20 – 30 years

Sexing: The sexes differ only in eye color, though all juvenile birds will appear to be female. After they have reached maturity (typically around 5 years of age) the females will retain a brown iris, while the males will turn almost black. The darker the iris, the more likely it is to be male.

Origin: Central Australia Trainability: Domestic hand-fed babies make excellent pets for dedicated caregivers. Arguably, these parrots are among the most affectionate animals on the planet! Rose-breasted cockatoos do best in a quiet, subdued environment. Although the Rose-breasted Cockatoo is slightly more independent than the other Cockatoos, they still need a lot of attention. If you are unable to devote at least 2 hours of quality time with your parrot each day, then a Rose-Breasted Cockatoo is not for you. They are extremely playful and acrobatic. Anything and everything is a toy to them – especially if you don’t want them to have it. For this reason, we recommend a large variety of toys and plenty of supervision during play time. They can learn to speak, but are often difficult to understand. Rose-breasted Cockatoos will typically develop a small vocabulary of 5 or 6 of their favorite words and phrases.

Loudness: Cockatoos are among the loudest of the parrot species, so if you’re sensitive to noise we would suggest looking into other types of parrots. While the Rose-breasted Cockatoo isn’t as loud as some of the other Cockatoos, they are still not apartment pets.

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