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Cockatoo for Sale Umbrella Cockatoos

A cockatoo is any of the 21 parrot species belonging to the family Cacatuidae and Cacatuoidea. Along with the Psittacoidea (true parrots) and the Strigopoidea (large New Zealand parrots), they make up the order Psittaciformes. Pet cockatoos are often referred to as “velcro” birds because of their highly sociable nature and borderline obsessive need to be around the people in their lives. A cockatoo is a loving but demanding bird.

Cockatoo Facts

Cockatoos stand out from other parrot species with their dramatic crest feathers, dusty feathers, and varying shades of white, pink, gray and black. Cockatoos range in size from medium to large.


Black, Gray, Pink, White


Large, Medium


30 + years


Vocal communicator


Highly social

Care & Feeding Cockatoos

A cockatoo needs a well-constructed cage to not only prevent it from escaping but to prevent the bird from destroying it. A pet cockatoo will need a steady supply of appropriate items to chew and destroy. Cockatoos tend to be needier than other pet parrot species and an owner should set boundaries early on, otherwise the bird might scream for attention. A cockatoo new to the home should not be showered with non-stop attention, but rather given toys and other enrichment opportunities as well as intermittent attention so that the bird learns to keep itself entertained when the people in its life are not able to offer one-on-one time to play witha cockatoo parrot.

Food for cockatoos should be nutritious, but should also include a foraging element as well. Cockatoos are fun-loving, intelligent and energetic parrots, and their food should reflect those traits. Wild cockatoos forage all day for seeds and nuts, as well as coconuts and grain crops. Like all companion parrots, cockatoos do not thrive on birdseed alone. Cockatoo food shouldn’t be boring to eat, either, and will love foods like Avi-Cakes, Pellet-Berries, Nutri-Berries, and Lafeber’s Premium Daily Diet Pellets.

Personality & Behavior

Cockatoos are often described as intelligent and emotional birds and many describe life with a cockatoo as living with a perpetual 2-year-old child, capable of temper tantrums as well as complete silliness.

Speech & Sound

Cockatoos can be extremely loud, especially when seeking attention and at certain times of the day, such as at sunrise and sunset. They can learn to speak a few words and phrases. Cockatoo for sale, cockatoo for sale near me, goffin cockatoo for sale, moluccan cockatoo for sale, umbrella cockatoo for sale, talking cockatoo for sale, Rose breasted cockatoo for sale, galah cockatoo for sale, White cockatoo for salecockatoo for adoption, baby cockatoo for sale

Health & Common Conditions

Moluccan cockatoos are prone to picking at or pulling out their feathers are not offered sufficient mental stimulation. Other diseases/conditions found in cockatoos include psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD), fatty liver disease, and obesity if fed a diet too high in fat.

Health & Common Conditions

African greys are especially susceptible to feather picking, calcium deficiency, vitamin-A and vitamin-D deficiency, respiratory infection, psittacosis and psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD).

Buy a Cockatoo Parrot

Cockatoos are often given up for adoption due to behavior issues, which makes this a bird that needs to be fully researched and carefully considered. Ideally, a new cockatoo owner should work with an experienced cockatoo breeder and/or avian behaviorist early on to set a cockatoo up for success as a companion pet.

Cockatoos are more likely to be available almost yearly from our bird breeders. Contact us for more information

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