Umbrella Cockatoo For Sale
Umbrella Cockatoo For Sale,these parrots are extremely friendly and love to be handled. Like most cockatoos Umbrella Cockatoos make very loving pets that need lots of attention. They can learn to talk, as can most cockatoos and are easy to teach all kinds of tricks. Buy a cockatoo only if you can spend a lot of time with it.
Umbrella Cockatoos are a full-sized cockatoo. They are primarily white with long wide crest feathers that resemble an umbrella when raised. The underside of the wings and tail is also frequently tinged with yellow. They have black beaks and dark-grey feet.
In the wild, all cockatoo species live together in flocks. Some species may flock in groups of only 8-10 birds while others species will flock in the thousands. This high socialization need has a profound affect on cockatoo behavior. If they don’t get the necessary attention and interaction they can quickly become bored. A bored cockatoo will often develop bad habits like screaming and feather plucking, and these habits are extremely difficult to break.
Here are some guidelines to provide the best environment and promote good cockatoo behavior:
Keeping Single Cockatoo:
Intelligent and highly inquisitive, coupled with a great need for companionship, shapes the cockatoo behavior. Cockatoos are constantly active and always up for playing and interacting with a friend. Keeping a single cockatoo will take serious commitment of time and attention from you for your pet to thrive. Each day you will need to spend a good deal of time playing with your cockatoo and sharing affections.
Keeping a Pair of Cockatoos:
They also do fine with another bird of similar size for companionship. The main reason for pairing is so that they do not become so dependent on their keeper and their keepers time.
The drawback to keeping a pair is that the noise will be much greater. They love to play and will keep it up all day, but part of their play includes loud calls, which in some cases can turn into long earsplitting shrieks.
Cockatoos and Pets:
The Cockatoos and other pets, such as dogs and cats, may or may not develop a friendly relationship with each other. This is generally a “wait and see” situation. If they fall prey to the cockatoo’s beak, it can be fatal.
Cockatoos and Children:
Never leave cockatoos unattended with babies or small children! Cockatoos can get very jealous of babies and small children. Cockatoos and older children will often do fine, but even here it’s a “wait and see” situation. You won’t know for sure how they will get along until the relationship unfolds over time
Care and feeding of Umbrella Cockatoo For Sale
A roomy cage is required (minimum 2 ft. x 2 ft. x 3 ft. high) unless the bird is to be let out for extended periods. Many birds can spend most of their time on a play pen or parrot perch. They eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, and commercial pellets, as well as the same nutritional foods humans eat. A Cockatoo diet consisting of a basic large hookbill seed mix with supplements of sprouted seeds and all sorts of fruits and vegetables is generally regarded as suitable.
Some examples of supplements are apples, pears, plums, raisons, oranges, bananas, peaches, carrots, broccoli, lettuce, chickweed, dandelions, and lots more! Do not feed avocado as it is toxic to birds!
Stay away from highly seasoned, fatty processed meats.
Vitamins and minerals should not be necessary with a good varied diet except in times of change or stress. If your cockatoo has a tendency to destroy calcium blocks, as an alternative, calcium can be sprinkled on their food about once a week.
Speech and Vocalizations
While the occasional cockatoo can imitate human speech, in general, these parrots are not good talkers or imitators of sound. They have a loud, grating screech or scream and may hiss when alarmed. The noise level of this bird is extremely high. It is prone to bouts of loud screaming, especially if it is isolated, locked in a cage, or doesn’t get its way. Screaming is often a measure of the bird’s displeasure — the louder the more significant the disapproval of its circumstances. On the up side, the umbrella can be taught to talk and may acquire a vocabulary of more than 50 words, though most will not learn that many.