Animal Stories - Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

Animal-World Information about: Greater Sulphur-crested Cockatoo

   Greater Sulphur-crested 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!
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Brett Longmuir - 2015-04-03
my young Greater Surphur-crested Cockatoo has started sneezing what should l do?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2015-04-09
    There are a number of respiratory ailments that could be causing the sneezing problem ranging from inflamation of the nares/nostrils to an infection in the air sacs, or simply dust or a high pollen count in the air. Look for other symptoms like nasal discharge, coughing, wheezing and labored breathing as well. If it persists, your best bet is to take your parrot to an avian vet for a check up.
  • Anonymous - 2015-04-12
    thanks for your feedback he seem to be ok
  • Anonymous - 2018-09-20
    sometimes cockatoo being so powdery are bothered by their own dander. You can mist him or get a shower perch like my Buba has. This if and only if the vet says that he is not sick. Often times owners don't realize that their birds are seriously ill. Birds will naturally hide illness as a self preservation in the wild. So by the time you realize that they are sick they are seriously ill! Birds are very sensitive too scents candles, smoke, room sprays and other things. I recommend no fragrances or anything that can irritate the one lung they do have.
Jen - 2015-03-17
I am looking for a Greater Sulphur - crested cockatoo that is not that expensive. Thank you

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  • Shirley m - 2017-08-01
    Are you still looking for one?
Lilly - 2013-12-18
If you had a cockatoo for about 25 yers are you allowed to put another one in with it?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-12-26
    Cockatoos are very social animals, and if you've had it for 25 years... it probably thinks you are its flock. Adding another bird is fine, but you want to give both birds plenty of time to get used to the new arrangement. It takes time, love, and patience.
  • Richard Einstein - 2015-05-07
     I had a female Greater Sulpher Crested for five years along with a crazy Yellow Nape Amazon (Fred) who she hated with a passon.  About 1982 I bought a male for her thinking I could breed them.  I took my bird to their house to make sure they were compatable and they got along fine, so it seemed.  When I got them home, she hated him because he had moved into her territory.  Plus with Fred Bird around, nobody could rest.  Back then there was no internet and I didn't know anything about breeding birds.  Since the female cockatoo didn't like the male and I was in a financial bind, I ended up selling them to neighbors of a family member who were already breeding several pairs of parrots. 

    In their new neutral territory and away from Fred, the cockatoos quickly mated and bred constantly, producing$30,000 to $40,000 a year for their new owners.   I was kicking myself in the butt because I sold them for about $1,000 each.  :^(

    It seems the Cockatoos were perfect breeding age as they began producing eggs a few months after I sold them to the Andersens who bred them for many years and made a fortune in the process..
Jeffrey Morgan - 2015-03-04
l Looking for a very gentle greater Sulphur created cockatoo, Triton or a green wing macaw for a good price must be hand fed and raised. call me @ 308 293 2300

Marie Nelson - 2014-10-28
I have a yellow crest cockatoo - female. She was my parents birds until 14 years ago when they passed. This summer I noticed she was loosing a lot of feathers, we gave her greens, fruits, she loves peppers, small pieces of whole wheat bread and some supplement. However it is not doing the trick. She lives in a big cage, and has a yellow head amazon and cockatiels for neighbors. All birds live inside a big room with a/c and are kept very clean. I am worried about my cockatoo, she eats well, does not look sick but is loosing her feathers. Please help. Thank you . Marie Nelosn

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-10-29
    Cockatoos are notorious chewers, and will often go after their feathers especially if they get bored. Try adding lots of variety in things for her to chew on. Providing lots of branches, cotton ropes and other 'chewable' toys, even towels or sheets on one side of the cage can help.
Neelam - 2014-05-14
HI we have just brought in a sulphur creast cacatua.she is nice allows me to touch pamper her but suddenly bites don't come on my hand and also at times screems. Don't know what to do as I'm a first time bird owner. Please kindly guide me so I can make my bird more comfortable and be friends for long

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  • shehla - 2014-09-23
    They usually bite when they want to be left alone. Do you have a female bird. I am on a lookout for a female greater sulphur cockatoo. Can you recommend where to buy one. I have a male bird for the last 9 years. he is extremely wise and friendly.
pina macri - 2004-07-22
sulphur crested cockatoos are beautiful birds. I have had mine for 15 years and he is still as white as he was when I got him at 5 years.
Would like some info on how to get him to talk more than say his name and the cats and hello.

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  • JehanAra - 2014-05-01
    Please help me To assist my Dear cockatoo to say something More than just 'hello!'
Kathy - 2013-09-19
We are moving from Queensland to Tasmania and want to take our cockatoo who is over 30. He was with my Mum till she died and we inherited him, he doesn't like me much, but loves my husband who has a beard and long hair. He talks to him daily. He is a very healthy cockatoo and we need to know he will be OK moving to Tassie?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-19
    He should be fine, but will have to get accustomed to a new home just like people do.
Bea Sevens - 2013-09-03
I have a 28 yr. old triton cockatoo and live far from a bird vet. I can clip his nails, but his top beak is over-grown. How can I safely trim the upper beak? He has worn his lower beak in to very crooked shape. I am watching carefully to see that his diet has remained the same.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-09-03
    You could use clippers to trim his beak. My bird farm uses a dremel too to quickly grind a beak down, but either of these can be very stressful for a layman that isn't aren't well versed in these methods and able to do them very quickly. You may want to just bite the bullet, and take him on the long journey to a vet or a bird farm. Afterwards provide him with good chew items to wear the beak down. One thing about cockatoos... they love to chew!
Sam - 2013-06-25
I live in Madras, (South) India; One Greater Sulphur Crested Cockatoo probably brought to India by pet trade is free living now for over a year around my neighbourhood... The bird refered to as Australian in the neighbourhood chooses to spend most of it's time in my roof top garden and the tress around... I have seen her eat Gauvas (from the trees around) and have recently started leaving some Gauvas for it to eat... I leave water too but am not sure if she uses it... The bird is shy and that gives her a good chance for the long term survival, considering many have tried to catch her over the last many months... Wonder what can be done to ease from the pain of being the lone free ranging Cockatoo in this part of the world! Sam Kottivakkam, Madras, India. +91 9841034180