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   Cockatoos are extremely loving and social parrots!

   Intelligent, playful, and enchantingly comical, they seem to know what beautiful creatures they are! They will display their wings, toss their heads and raise their erectile crests in a proud impressive display. Undoubtedly the friendliest and most loving of pet birds.

   With an incredible need for physical attention, Cockatoos love being petted, hugged, and snuggled. A young bird's attachment and affectionate devotion to you requires that you make sure you have time to play with your pet each day. A neglected Cockatoo may resort to uncontrollable screaming or restless feather picking and these habits are very hard to break. Make sure they have plenty of toys!

   Cockatoos are one of the most long-lived parrots. Though not outstanding in their ability to imitate speech, they exhibit some of the most intelligent behaviors of the entire parrot family.

   Many species are actually considered a pest in their native country, Australia, where they travel together in large flocks. The cereal farmers are hard put too keep them away from bags of grain and out of the fields where they will dig up freshly planted seed. But as pesky as they are there, in the United States they are a favored valuable pet.

To learn more about Cockatoos and their needs visit:
Cockatoo Care: Bird Care and Information for All Types of Cockatoos


Cockatoos
A happy cockatoo is a chewing cockatoo, so provide lots of toys and things to chew on so he doesn't chew on himself
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Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata
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Cacatua goffini
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Cacatua moluccensis
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Cacatua roseicapilla
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Cacatua alba


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