About the Cockatoo
The Cockatoo is native to Australia, Papua New Guinea and Indonesia, but can now be found in many places. There are over 40 different species which can be divided into the white cockatoos and the black cockatoo groups. Well known species of pets include Sulphur Crested Cockatoo, the Galah, the Major Mitchell and the Red Tail Black Cockatoo. There are various other species that are not typically kept as pets due to the expense associated with the pets. It is obvious that you are in the room with cockatoo when you notice the erectile crest that rises after being alighting and when alarmed and excited. Their beaks are strong and heavy to assist in cracking large seeds, but be careful because their bite is also very powerful and destructive.
Some Cockatoo species can live for as long as 120 years, making them great pets for those who are seeking a lifelong friend. They tend to enjoy physical interactions with their owner but can become loud and develop unwanted behavior if they are deprived of affection. One tip to ensure an enjoyable bird in your home is to provide consistent training from a young age which helps to avoid destructive habits. A Cockatoo will prosper when an owner is able to provide significant and meaningful attention.
These birds can become good talkers but will also make loud screaming noises, which is a challenge that requires a dedicated owner who will not give up on the continued obedience training. Other challenges that can be addressed with the continued obedience training includes biting and excessive chewing, which could include chewing on electric wiring that could lead to house fires.