The Moluccan Cockatoo has an orangish pink accent in its crest, and a lightly tint on the body!
This is a picture of “Colonel”, a Moluccan cockatoo that is about 10 years old. He is a mature bird, and this is a normal size for a Moluccan. While “Colonel” was at our store he was a real showpiece, the star attraction for all the visitors. He loved to receive attention and treats, and showed affection for everybody. He was quite the character, always dancing and bobbing, tipping upside down, and begging for interaction. This is typical for cockatoos in general. Both as pets and in the wild, they are very social and always need lots of attention.
To learn more about Cockatoos and their needs visit:
Guide to a Happy, Healthy Cockatoo
- Kingdom: Animalia
- Phylum: Chordata
- Class: Aves
- Order: Psittaciformes
- Family: Cacatuidae
- Genus: Cacatua
- Species: moluccensis
They can learn to talk, as can most cockatoos and are easy to teach all kinds of tricks.
Cockatoos in general are a very loving type of bird that needs a lot of attention from their owners.
Buy a cockatoo only if you can spend a lot of time with it.
Care and feeding:
Moluccan Cockatoos eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits, and commercial pellets, as well as the same nutritional foods humans eat.
Size – Weight:
See About Cockatoos: Breeding for Cockatoo breeding information.
Also, since they are prone to chewing, if they are not given enough attention they will chew their own feathers.
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