Bird Type: Cockatoo

U2 Prolapse – Dr. Tully Webinar Feb 24

What can be done for a male Umbrella Cockatoo with cloacal prolapse? This rescue, who has had 3 unsuccessful procedures to correct this, but the last one almost killed him-needed to be rushed back to undo the stitches, lwhen he coud not defecate.

FDB Cockatoo – Dr. Tully Webinar Feb 24

“My sulphur crested cockatoo has FDB. He doesn’t pull feathers out. He does do a bit of barbering. But it almost looks like his skin is itchy. He chews his skin. And might stomp his foot. Avian vet did skin scraping, skin biopsy, bloodwork, X-ray, ultrasound. We did antibiotics & anti fungal prophylactically. Changed diet. […]

Cockatoo prolapse – Dr. Lamb Webinar 3/17

I have a female U2 that intentionally prolapses. Deslorelin implants do not seem to work. Do you have any other suggestions? I have talked with her veterinarian about asymmetrical cloacoplasty.

Stop eating

My citronella cockatoo has stopped eating last couple of days, will she do this before she lays an egg, she’s on her own so it won’t be fertile

Aggressive male umbrella cockatoo

I have had my UB2 for about 6 months. He came from an individual who had him for about 6 months also. My question is can certain triggers be done which would cause hormonal behavior in January? I just read on this site how the petting, hiding under things are signs of hormonal changes. He […]


37 is y.o. mollucan cockatoo hen who is developing cataracts in both eyes. Still small but large enough to see.

Pellet size

What size pellet should I use for a Gallah cockatoo?

Female cockatiel

Hello, i have 2 female cockatiel and one male and all are in one cage. Only one cockatiel lay eggs but after 20 days she stop sitting on the eggs. The male one also not sit on the eggs from day one. Why she stops sitting on the eggs after 20 days ?

Moluccan behavior

“What do you think makes the Moluccan Cockatoos so much more sensitive and inter-dependent? Could there be a geographical reason? Perhaps something to do with the specifics of the island of Seram ?”

Bottled water

Should we be giving our birds bottle water instead of tap?

Toe loss

A friend adopted a goffin cockatoo in November we know nothing about it’s past. We believe he is around 34yrs old and wild caught (open band). He came with only one toe and Wednesday night when saying goodnight that last toe fell off. There was no blood or obvious signs of pain. What would cause […]

How to breed my cockatoos

I have a male cockatoo that was a breeder bird and a female cockatoo that was not how do I get them to breed

Milk thistle – Liver disease webinar Dr. Lamb

I live with several parrots (not their first home). Three of them have liver issues (blood tests) – cockatoo was put on milk thistle, Amazon was diagnosed & then taken off milk thistle, and the third, a CAG female chronic egg layer is on heart medications for an enlarged heart & even though liver was […]

My Cocatoo

Is it possible that a lone female will Nest even without male contact

Help !!

I have an umbrella cockatoo that I love dearly. She was given to me by someone who could no longer care for her, and since I had an African Grey, I had experience with larger birds. However, the noise is something I have grown to ignore,but my boyfriend can not tolerate. Any suggestions?

Too much or not enough?

Our Long-Billed Corella gets through about 16 Nutri-Berries a day. Plus we give a little fruit and/or veg mid-day. I see wildly varying numbers in regards to how many Nutri-Berries people give their feathered companion. Does what I’m providing sound about right for a female Corella?

Overweight Galah

I have recently (6 months) acquired a Galah, a bird I have always dreamed of having. Altho aware of their propensity to fatty tumors I have apparently overfed her and she has gained considerable weight. I feed Nutri-berries and pellets to my birds along with other healthy “stuff.” My question now is how to safely […]

How old is too old to breed a goffin?

Just asking hypothetically, for future reference. My parrot, she’s at least in her 20s. She’s been in my family for 20+ years, anyway. I was reading Wikipedia and it seems that the longevity of this species is not well established, so I’m not sure if she’s considered “old” or not – I know a 20+ […]

Incubating Eggs in December

Hello, My Grandma has had a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo for the past 25 years. She is concerned as over the last week or so he has been incubating fake eggs , only it is December and he has never done this before in December. He is barely eating and is constantly sat incubating the fake […]


Thank you for that answer unfortunately we do not have a avarian here in Jersey c islands is there any drops or something to put into her water


My bird has laid 5 eggs since November one every two three weeks she’s on her own is this normal she breaks them after a day or two is this bad for her

Moluccan FDB

I adopted a female Moluccan “Crystal”, last year from an elderly lady who was a backyard breeder. Crystal had never been inside a home and never had anything but a couple pieces of 2×4 in her small cage before she came to live with me. I have provided her with a large cage, lots of […]

Chamomile Tea

Is it safe to give our cockatiel chamomile tea and if so how much and how often. Thank you

Cockatoo Loves my shirt

My cockatoo is about 13 years old and she has recently started climbing down my shirt nearly every time I have her on my shoulder. Is this a nesting thing? How long will this last and should I be doing something different? She does not have a mate.


My bird has now laid 3 eggs 1 every 3 days she has eaten them now she’s on her own is this normal thank you

Cockatoo laying egg

My cocatoo has just laid egg then eaten it she has no mate is this normal

Practice playing “doctor “

How can I practice taking my cockatoo ‘s heart rate? What else should we practice to keep trips to the vet less stressful? Does anyone take parrot vital signs or is part of avian health care? I already do this in positive games with my dogs. What about cockatoos? Thank you.

Which one should we get?

Hi, lafeber. Me and family have been thinking about a bird. I was I exited and immediately started researching. I choose getting a cockatoo or a cockatiel. The problem was that we we’re planning on getting two birds, so they can entertain each other. I heard one is more social with other parrots then the […]

Best shampoo for a goffin?

Hi again. Just wondering if you could recommend a good parrot shampoo for my goffin? I know from reading online that parrots don’t usually need shampoo, but I’m talking about the rare, occasional times when she’s gotten covered in jam or honey, or mud when she’s been playing outside.


What is the best bedding for a cockatoo? Are extruded pine pellets safe for the bird?


Crafty Cockatoos Make Their Own Utensils

Researchers at the Tanimbar Goffin Lab, located in Indonesia, noticed that some wild cockatoos were able to extract seeds from fruit found on the ground. When they brought the fruit back to their lab for their captive cockatoos, they observed the birds making their own tools to access and eat the fruits’ best parts. Learn how these smart ‘toos created their own three-part utensil set.

convert from ZuPreem

I just re-homed a 31 year old Umbrella cockatoo that has been on ZuPreem FruitBlend Flavor for an unknown period of time. I have added Nutri-Berries which he picks out and drops. He tastes each piece he picks up and seems to only eat certain bits of the ZuPreem along with fruit. He is also […]

Teaching parrot to swim?

This might be a silly question, and it’s not something I’m planning to do – but I was curious after seeing a youtube video a few months ago (can’t find it again now) in which someone had taught their macaw to swim in a pool. The bird was using its wings like oars – doing […]

Not sitting on egg

Hi, I’ve had my female sulphur crested cockatoo for over 11 years now and we just moved our corella(male) in with her. They were bonded but the corella was hurting her so we moved him out. About 2 weeks later now, and she’s laid an egg. Problem is, she wont sit on it or go […]


My cockatoo is itching she’s not dancing screming and she’s talking less

Ask the Vet webinar – Growth on cockatoo

my male red vent had a growth over his eye. We did a vet visit, but no real results. Thought it was a cyst and she said to just watch it. It started to get really large, and had a sort of a stick looking thing poking out of it. It stayed like that for […]

Crying baby sound 24/7

Hi! A month back I got a cockatiel, as per the pet store guy he was fully tamed and his age is 7 months. However once we got home all that cockateil wanted to was cuddle and make crying baby sounds non stop. I thought it would stop but he can carry on for hours. […]

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Hello, Love you website. I just got a Sulphur Crested Cockatoo & we believe she is about 40 years old. Should we expect her to lay eggs? Also should we find her a “bf”? Thank you for your help.

Feather plucking

What are possible causes of feather plucking in Eclectus and cockatoos? How we can cure that?


My cockatoo has 9 eggs for mores than 3 weeks and it’s hasn’t hatched what it happened

sudden death of bird

I had a male cockatoo who suddenly died aged 4. He seemed to be in good shape, well-balanced diet (seeds, vegetables, berries, no sunflower seeds, sweet fruits and nuts just for treats). I am very careful about dangerous toys and other dangers in the household. We practised freeflight with him and he was happy about […]

Is it Bullying

I have a Goffins Cockatoo (m) and a Gallah (f). Both are 7 yrs old and have lived in separate cages next to each other since they were 9 weeks old. They don’t fight, they pretty much ignore each other, but lately the female likes to go into the male’s cage. She eats his food. […]

Dr. Echols Webinar Tail trauma

It seems that there is a correlation between force trauma and abnormal bone/blood supply in the M2s(Moluccan Cockatoo). Is there a plan to resarch how to help support healthy bone formation during healing following traumas such as forceful landing (result of heavy wing clipping)?

Dr. Echols Webinar Tail Injuries

“Mollucans, Grey’s and umbrellas are the ones I’ve seen the most(with tail base injuries). Is it because they’re heavy bodied birds? Also how often does this progress to mestasis?”


My cockatoo recently starting biting and chasing my daughter out of no where, they use to be good together, she was able to carry him and hug him now all he wants to do is bite her?

Bare eyed laid an egg

So our Bare eyed cockatoo laid an egg today. Do we remove it of find a blank for her to sit on

Chili de Arbol

I have a Citron Cockatoo about 39 yrs. old. She wants to eat chili de arbol constantly. Are they toxic? Addictive? Harmful to her? After reading the article about the cockatoo that only wants to eat corn, I am concerned that it is harmful to her because it seems she is experiencing hallucinations to things […]

Cockatoo only eats her corn

I have a goffin cockatoo. I bought good food for her. The only thing she will eat is corn an sunflower seeds I know this isn’t good for her she is three years old. I love this bird an she loves me. But never was given anything healthy food she screams for corn if I […]

Cockatoo companion

“I have a male Sulphur Crested Cockatoo (likely Eleonora). He came from a refuge which shut down. He had access to many other parrots in that facility. He briefly went into a home after it closed but it was not a good situation. So I then acquired him. I was not looking to adopt a […]

Umbrella cockatoo feathers

I have umbrella cockatoo stolen last dec She was returned a week later After her avain check up we thought she had been exposed to the drug meth Since shes came back shes returned to normal acting wise but is plucking fealthers Not over preening Could this be like ptsd?

Age of parrots

I have a rescued Sulphur Crested Cockatoo so I don’t know his history. But I’ve been surprised that there’s no way to age them?! Any thoughts?

how long can a Goffin cockatoo lay eggs?

Hello, I have a Goffin Cockatoo that I got from my mother around 2008, my brother purchased her around 85 as a retired breeder I found a broken egg in her food dish this morning. my brother is guessing she is 45 to 50 yrs old. She has a plain round leg band of an […]

Umbrella cockatoo

Everytime he eats he will go to his water then regurge on the floor of cage it’s not like vomiting hes not loosing weight I do put a little apple cider vinegar in his water but didnt help


My male cockatoo is acting like he is female inside his box scratching and acting like my female cockatoo i am not breeding them

Moluccan spots on eyes

“Mollucan hen probably late 30s has white spot in each eye where the pupil is. Doesn’t seem to be hindering her sight now but I am wondering if this is cataracts developing. There is a spot in each eye, about 2x the size of the period the end of this sentence. Age related? Diet related? […]

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