Black Palm Cockatoo for Sale
Black Palm Cockatoo for Sale,The largest cockatoo, the black palm cockatoo or goliath cockatoo, is strikingly beautiful. This species is not naturally affectionate. However, with extensive training, hand-fed black palm cockatoos can make excellent, tame pets. This species thrives when it is socialized. Like other cockatoos, it craves regular interaction with its owners. This bird’s large size, beak strength, and uneven temperament make it most suitable for experienced bird owners. These bold parrots require a fearless owner to match.
Maintaining a Black Palm Cockatoo
The basic cage care includes daily cleaning of the water and food dishes and wiping off the feather dust from the bars and perches. Twice weekly change the bottom trays and replace the soiled litter. Weekly you should wash all the perches and dirty toys and monthly you should clean the entire cage. A total hosing down and disinfecting of an aviary and flight should be done twice a year, replacing anything that needs to be freshened, such as old dishes, toys, perches, and the sand on the floor.
Black Palm Cockatoo Temperament
The black palm cockatoo parrots can be good pets, but don’t expect it to be as affectionate as many other parrots. To tame this species, the bird requires a lot of attention and consistent training. It is a brilliant and social bird, so if you are persistent, you can get this bird to follow your commands. You can teach this species to perform many simple tricks with time and positive reinforcement.
This bird is one of the very few that will use tools. Male birds will “drum” against a hollow tree with a long stick in their native habitat before deciding where to make a nest. This drumming is audible for up to 100 yards. When the stick breaks, it joins the new nest. Many bird experts are perplexed by this behavior. According to some scientists, the females listen to the drumming and then decide if it’s a good place to nest. Other researchers believe it is a male marking its territory.
Caring for a Black Palm Cockatoo
This species is not the right choice if you maintain regular obligations outside of the home for long periods.
The black palm cockatoo requires a large enough cage to accommodate flight and play. The cage should be at least 10 feet long, 6 feet wide, and 6 feet high. If you cannot accommodate a cage this size or an aviary, it is best to consider one of the smaller cockatoo species.
It is not recommended that black palm cockatoos be left alone for more than eight hours every day. Scratch lightly along the direction of the feathers on the tops of the heads, around the neck, and in other spots where they can’t reach. This will aid in the removal of the clear feather sheaths that can become itchy and irritating on new feathers.
The wings should be kept trim if you want to discourage flight and to prevent the loss of your pet through an open window or door.
The beak and claws need to be trimmed if they are not worn down from climbing and chewing. Because cockatoos will demolish mineral blocks, lava blocks, and other beak grooming items in a matter of a few minutes, they won’t work to keep beaks trim.
These powder-down parrots enjoy baths and should regularly get the opportunity to get wet. The natural dust shed by this bird can coat the nearby surfaces and trigger allergies for those sensitive to dust or animal dander.
This bird’s long lifespan serves the breed well because it usually lays one egg every two years or so. Among the parrots, it has one of the lowest reproduction rates.
Black Palm Cockatoo Size
Black Palm Cockatoo parrots measure about 20 inches (51 cm) in length and weigh between 31 and 42 ounces (910-1200 g). Males and females have an identical appearance so DNA testing is required to determine their gender. The birds are almost totally black, with bare crimson cheek patches.
Black Palm Cockatoo Training
Cockatoos are screamers and feather pluckers because they are such needy parrots. Even if you spend a few hours a day with your Cockatoo, he may scream every time you leave.
As a result, we strongly advise you to select an excellent training program. A training program will always come in handy, whether your parrot is new to your home or you’ve had him for years. We highly endorse Dave and Jamieleigh Womach’s Bird Tricks Parrot Training Course.
Diet and Nutrition
In the wild, black palm cockatoos often feed in the early morning hours. Its native diet is palm fruit, nuts from the kanari tree (Java almond), stringy eucalyptus tree bark, and tree seeds. Their strong beak can open the toughest nuts.
Like all cockatoos, black palm cockatoos can easily become overweight, so owners should carefully supervise their fat intake. Half of its menu should consist of high-quality pellets, and the other half should be fresh bird-safe fruits and vegetables. Occasionally feed nuts in the shell; this will exercise their beak. Keep nuts to a minimum, though, as most are high in fat.