Cockatoos are intelligent, and very affectionate companion birds.
Common Species Available:
Galah/Rose-Breasted: One of the smaller and more colorful of the Too’s, it is about 14 inches long. It has a rose-colored breast, gray wing feathers and a white and pink crest.
Goffin’s: These are one of the smallest of the species at about 11 inches long. They have white and yellow under the tail and wing feathers. Many say that they are quieter than the other Too’s, but they still know how to make noise when they want to.
Moluccan: These are the largest of the Cockatoos, measuring around 20 inches. They have light pink to salmon colored feathers and an orange crest.
Sulphur-Crested: These birds are about the same size as the Moluccan, measuring around 20 inches also. They are white with a yellow crest and yellow feathers under the tail.
Umbrella: This bird is slightly smaller than the Moluccan and the Sulphur-Crested and said to have a personality like the Moluccan. The Umbrella has a touch of yellow under it’s wings and tail with an impressive broad-feathered white crest.
Cockatoos are not known for having a large vocabulary. They may learn to repeat some words and sounds if you spend the time to train them. Cuddling and performing are what they do best.