White Cockatoo An Adorable Pet

Cockatoos are intelligent and social birds that can make great companions if their needs are met. They require a lot of attention, training, and mental and physical stimulation to prevent destructive and problematic behaviors. Some common issues that may arise with cockatoos include excessive chewing, biting, screaming, feather plucking, and phobias.

To prevent these behaviors, it is important to provide a stable and consistent environment for the cockatoo, offer plenty of mental and physical stimulation, and ensure that their physical and emotional needs are met. It is also important to start training and socialization from a young age and to be consistent in setting boundaries and rules for the bird. While cockatoos can be challenging to care for, they can also be loving and devoted companions with the right care and attention.

To raise a well-behaved cockatoo

It is important to provide proper nurturing, socialization, and training. Neglect, mistreatment, or overindulgence can lead to destructive, overly reliant, or self-mutilating behaviors. On the other hand, a properly cared for cockatoo can be a loving and devoted companion, known for its playful and entertaining personality. They may not be skilled talkers, but they have a unique “Cousin It” vocalization and can be amusing with their antics, such as their “war dance” or playing “crazy bird”.

Chewing excessively

All parrots chew. In the wild, they extend the size of their nest in a hollow tree by “customizing” it with their beak. They maintain healthy beaks by doing this. Unwanted and excessive chewing is the issue. Cockatoos that lack discipline will gnaw on electrical wiring, perhaps starting house fires. The owner must offer lots of possibilities for “healthy” chewing (bird toys, branches of natural wood, etc.), and training is required to teach a cockatoo what is “off-limits.”


Once they move through the “baby stage,” cockatoos, like the majority of parrots, are likely to learn how to “discipline us” with their beaks. Before bad conduct has been developed, it is crucial to learn to comprehend them and control its behavior. The cockatoo may dominate the entire family if this behavior goes unchecked, chasing and attacking their least favored humans (often those they see as rivals for their human mate’s devotion). To stop this damaging tendency, training is essential.


Although a pet cockatoo’s natural loud call cannot (or should not be eradicated), there are ways to reduce screaming or screeching in your cockatoo companion. Cockatoos are monogamous, meaning that they only ever mate once. Males fan their crests and strut during mating season to entice females. Typically, the breeding season lasts from December through March. Pairs depart from the flock in search of a tree to build their nest in. Usually, they create their nest in the hollow of a very big, tall tree.

Sometimes there are three eggs laid by the female. The process of incubation of the eggs, which typically takes 30 days, is shared by males and females. Usually, only one chick is raised by the parents. They raise the first egg that hatches if it is healthy. They raise the second chick if the first is sick or deformed.


A wide range of fresh vegetables, fruit, and nuts make up a nutritious Cockatoo diet. in addition to steamed vegetables, sweet potatoes, brown rice, barley, and oats. At least several times per week, pellets and a tiny amount of seed should be added.

Please be advised that excessive consumption of citrus fruits (particularly oranges) or meals high in vitamin C might cause “Iron Overload Disease” in birds when feeding pellets to your pet. This is because vitamin C promotes the absorption of iron from foods and supplements.


This bird needs to have lots of opportunities to exercise. The ideal time spent outside the cage every day is 3 to 4 hours. If not possible, at least one hour at a play with time for social contact.

Cage Size

The ideal cage size is larger. Large cockatoos like Salmon-crested and Umbrella need a minimum of a 40″ wide x 30″ deep cage. Smaller cockatoos can manage in cages that are 36″ wide by 24″ deep, but bigger is always preferable! For all-size Cockatoos, we advise 40″ broad x 36″ deep. As a result, there is plenty of room for toys and perches, which they love.


Plenty and lots of toys, including chewing, shredding, puzzle, basic, and complex toys made of wood, rope, and raffia. Many cockatoos love it when people leave the TV or radio on while they are away. the majority enjoy the music!

Care for a cockatoo

To properly care for a cockatoo, owners must be prepared to devote significant time and attention to the bird. This includes meeting the bird’s physical and emotional needs, such as providing a varied and nutritious diet, plenty of opportunities for exercise and exploration, and consistent social interaction. It is also important to establish boundaries and rules for the bird and to be consistent in enforcing them to prevent undesirable behaviors. While cockatoos can be challenging to care for, they can also be rewarding companions with the right care and attention.


Cockatoos can make rewarding and entertaining pets, but they require a lot of care and attention. Potential owners should carefully consider their ability to meet the bird’s needs before bringing this bird into their home.

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