Umbrella Cockatoo

Umbrella -


Talking Ability: Low

Noise Level: High

Temperament:
Umbrella Cockatoos are perhaps the most cuddly and physically
affectionate parrots on the planet. While most people would find this
endearing at first, they soon learn that these birds are perhaps also the most
demanding birds on the planet. They would be sewn to your hip if it was a
possibility. What they lack in talking ability they make up for in intelligence,
as these are birds that can readily learn commands and tricks.

Interesting Facts:
Umbrella Cockatoos are named for the shape their massive white crest feathers take on when fully exposed. They are also known for covering their beaks with feathers to let anyone near by that they are so friendly, it appears they don't even have beaks to attack with!

Moluccan Cockatoo

Moluccan -


Talking Ability: Low

Noise Level: High

Temperament:
Moluccan Cockatoos are larger than the Umbrella Cockatoo.
Moluccan Cockatoos are a little more playful than the Umbrella. The Moluccan Cockatoo is a one of the more affectionate, intelligent and emotional of the cockatoos. Because he is very cuddly and affection he can very easily be spoiled as a baby, and can become very demanding and begin screaming to get attention. Moluccan Cockatoos must learn to entertain themselves. Routines must be avoided, and toys provided so that they have other outlets for their curiosity and playfulness. A routine that is suddenly deviated from, for any reason, is not usually understood and may be met with a screaming rebellion. A pet Moluccan Cockatoo can be a constant source of entertainment and companionship. They are extremely intelligent, and learn behaviors, both positive and negative, very easily. To the pet owner, this may be a detriment or an advantage, depending on their understanding of parrots.

Goffins Cockatoo

Goffins -


Talking Ability: Poor

Noise Level: Moderate

Temperament:
The Goffin's Cockatoos are known to be very active and playful. They can be destructive, but due to their smaller stature they can't destroy large things very easily. Because of their playfulness, they need many toys to stimulate them, or else feather plucking could result from boredom. They enjoy time out of the cage, and make a wonderful cockatoo for those who can't spend 100% of their time with their bird. They are not typically aggressive, and can be quite cuddly at times.

Bare Eyed Cackatoo

Bare Eyed -


Talking Ability: Poor

Noise Level: Moderate

Temperament:
These are medium-sized white birds (14 to 17 inches long) with short white recumbent crests, blue eye rings and a small pink patch between the eyes and nares. The undersides of their flight feathers are yellow. Bare-eyeds are intelligent birds with exceptional personalities. They are gentle, playful and affectionate - and they make very good pets. They don't often speak well, but they are not as loud, demanding or possessive as the larger white cockatoos.

Rose Breasted Cockatoo

Rose Breasted -


Talking Ability: Moderate

Noise Level: Moderate

Temperament:
Rose Breasted Cockatoos are much easier for most owners than the other cockatoo species, as they are less demanding and require less time out of the cage. They are outgoing and playful, yet will calm down enough for a head scratch. Scratching under their beaks will make them most appreciative. While these birds are easier to own than the other cockatoos, they are still not for everyone, so some research is necessary before purchasing one.

Interesting Facts:
Although very rare in the United States, these birds are more than prevalent in Australia. Many farmers treat these birds as pests and will often shoot them! It sounds bad, but for the farmers, 10,000 Rose Breasted Cockatoos can mean devastation to their crops.

Citron Cockatoo

Citron -


Talking Ability: Poor

Noise Level: Moderate

Temperament:
Citrons are small white cockatoos with an orange crest. They can be distinguished from the lesser Sulphur-crested cockatoo by their distinctive crest as well as by their size (citrons are slightly larger, about 14 to15 inches). In citrons, the undersides of the flight feathers are yellow. While they are not as demanding and possessive as the larger white cockatoos, they don't usually speak well.

Lessor Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Lessor Sulphur Crested -


Talking Ability: Poor to Moderate

Noise Level: High

Temperament:
They are less "clingy" than some of the other cockatoo species, but still love their attention. Sulphur Cresteds are very active birds, and need plenty of room to play and exercise. They love to flap their wings, particularly when bathing and displaying. They can also be VERY loud! Their scream is more piercing than that of the Umbrella or the Moluccan.

Eleanora Cockatoo

Eleanora -


Talking ability: Good

Noise level: High

Temperament:
Eleanora cockatoos may be less prone to developing behavior problems such as feather plucking and screaming than other popular cockatoo species. Eleanora Cockatoos are large white cockatoos with recurved yellow crests and the tips that curl upward.

Ducorps Cockatoo

Ducorps -


Talking Ability: Low

Noise Level: Low

Temperament:
Ducorps' cockatoos, also known as the Solomon Islands cockatoo or Solomon's corella, are medium-sized cockatoos that range from 12 to 14 inches long. They are not well known in aviculture and only became available in the early 1990s. Smaller than the Umbrella and larger than a Goffin, but very elegant. Fairly rare in the US and once discovered by the pet bird world will become one of the top sought after parrots. A sweet, lovable, quiet cockatoo that is good with children and the entire family, highly recommended!

Triton Cockatoo

Triton -


Talking Ability: Poor to Moderate

Noise Level: High

Temperament:
The Triton Cockatoo is big on personality. They are generally very affectionate to their owners and seem to have an endless love of being handled. In fact, some will even demand attention. These are not birds for people with little time to give. They require a great deal of time and attention and should never be considered for a home where they will spend most of their time alone. The Triton Cockatoo also has a large voice and is not typically well suited for apartment life for this reason. They are most often loudest in the evening and in the morning. They are quite vocal and many learn to talk, though they are best known for their intelligence. The Triton Cockatoo is able to learn many tricks. That, combined with their lively personalities, makes the Triton Cockatoo very entertaining. The Triton Cockatoo can be very loud, and some may be prone to screaming. In addition, they can easily become feather pluckers, if they are not given ample attention. Both of these facts must be considered before purchase. The Triton is generally not recommended for a first time bird owner, because they can be very demanding. They are also known to be quite loud and can also be very destructive.

 

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