Cockatoos are very lively and affectionate birds. They are quite "cuddly" and bond very closely with their owners. However, their sociability and need for affection means they demand a great deal of time from their owners. Cockatoos are intelligent, playful, mischievous, and they can be exceptionally loud.
These special birds are affectionate, intelligent, long lived, and are quick learners. Cockatoos can also be loud and love to chew and play with toys. A significant amount of time, interaction, toys, and dedication is required if you want to add a cockatoo to your home. If you are absent most of the day or travel extensively, this species is not for you. The key to healthy, happy cockatoo relationship, however, is a balance of independent play and scheduled human interaction. Cockatoos can be quite vocal, which can make for a tricky situation for those who have close neighbors. Companion cockatoos come in two sizes: large cockatoos and small cockatoos. The “large” cockatoos are noticeably bigger, and include the Umbrella, Moluccan, Greater Sulphur Crested, and Triton. The “small” cockatoos include the Bare Eye, Goffin, Rose Breasted (or Galah), and Citron.
There are more than 20 different species of cockatoo and most people think of cockatoos as being all-white birds, yet they come in many colors. Moluccan are salmon colored, rose breasts are pink and gray, Sulphur Crested have yellow crest feathers as well as on the underside of their wings, and there are also black colored cockatoos (although they are rare as pets). Cockatoos are a lifetime commitment and with proper care, cockatoos are long lived from about 40 years (smaller species) to 80 years or more (larger species).
Species Available: Umbrella, Moluccan, Goffin, Bare-Eyed, Rose Breasted (Galah), Sulfur Crested.
Cockatoos are known as the "teddy bears" of the parrot world - They love to cuddle and form strong attachments to their owners. It is important to provide lots of play toys and time out of the cage. Some cockatoo species have loud calls.
Cost For Hand-Fed Baby:
Prices Depend On Species
$2000 - $4000