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Species

Goffin's Cockatoo

Goffin’s Cockatoo

Goffin's can also be a bit mischievous and can be quick learners. Don't be surprised to find that your Goffin's cockatoo quickly learns to open the cage after seeing you unlatch the lock ...
Goffin's Cockatoo

Cockatoo

Pet cockatoos are often referred to as "velcro" birds because of their highly sociable nature and borderline obsessive need to be around the people in their lives. A cockatoo is a loving but demanding bird ...
Umbrella cockatoo

Umbrella Cockatoo

The umbrella cockatoo certainly makes a charming, affectionate pet, but it’s not for everyone. An umbrella cockatoo demands attention and needs an owner who can set boundaries ...
Moluccan cockatoo

Moluccan Cockatoo

Moluccans would like nothing more than to be sewn to your body 24 hours a day. They crave attention and love, and can become obsessive because of this trait ...

Latest Articles

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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 ...
rose-breasted cockatoo; galah cockatoo

Get To Know The Galah: The Pink ‘Too

What's pink, smart, playful, and a common sight in many neighborhoods across Australia? If you said rose-breasted cockatoo, or galah cockatoo, you are correct! See how they live in the wild as well as their reputation as feathered companions ...
Hyacinth macaw

New World Parrots: Conures, Amazons, Macaws & More

Parrots can be categorized according to Old World psittacines and New World psittacines. Do you know if your parrots are "Team Old World" or "Team New World"? ...
Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Can you imagine a parrot perched in the White House? It’s probably happened at some point during our country’s history; after all, some of our past presidents had parrot companions during their presidencies. Here is a list of presidents who ...

Ask Lafeber

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 ...

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 ...

My Cocatoo

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

Female GoffenCockatoo18yrsold

Angel is excepting aggressive behavior,can an outdoor light source be the cause? ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...
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