Umbrella Cockatoos to Sale
The Umbrella Cockatoos are beautiful, intelligent showoffs and can live over 70 years. They are very affectionate birds and may have been the source of the term “velcro bird” to describe their strong cuddling behavior. Umbrella Cockatoos form strong bonds and may grow to regard their owners as mates. They are also very intelligent and curious and, if allowed, will learn to manipulate their owners. Their comical charms are sure to steal your heart.
Size: 45 cm / 18 inches
Life Expectancy: 60 – 70 years
The Umbrella Cockatoo is mainly a pure white, medium-sized bird. Its plumage is completely white except for a distinct yellow coloration on the under-wings and at the base of the tail. They are the only large cockatoo species with an entirely white crest. Their crest is normally flat on their head. It is raised with alarm, which may include excitement, curiosity, and/or fear. They have a rounded, umbrella-shaped crest when raised, thus giving them their name.
The beak is grayish-black, and like all parrots, is large, curved and very powerful. Male Umbrella Cockatoos tend to have dark brown, almost black eyes, whereas the females tend to have more reddish eyes. Both sexes have a pale bluish-white eye-ring. The legs are dark gray.
Origin of Umbrella Cockatoo
The Umbrella Cockatoo is native to Indonesia, in the Moluccan Islands of Batjan, Halmahera, Obi, Ternate, and Tidor.
It is important to tame a Umbrella Cockatoo. They can be terribly noisy at times that can be subdued by proper training. These birds are smart, witty, affectionate, inquisitive, active, and playful. Some Umbrella Cockatoos are extensive talkers. But it would be a mistake to think an Umbrella Cockatoo will automatically learn to speak. Some never learn, others only a couple of words, yet others will learn a large array of birds. Generally, the Umbrella Cockatoo is not regarded as a talking parrot, though they can be very loud. Some owners say they scream in a way similar to many Amazons.
Umbrella Cockatoo As A Pet
Umbrella Cockatoos make extremely sweet, charming, intelligent, and well-behaved pets. Just as with any bird, however, prospective owners should be sure that they can meet the needs of an Umbrella before rushing out and buying one. Most are gentle enough to handle older children, and many Umbrella Cockatoos are beloved family pets.
Umbrella Cockatoos are large birds, and they need a large cage and area to play in. They can also be quite loud when they decide to be, producing a call that can be heard for up to 3 miles away! Umbrella Cockatoos can be the best-feathered friend in the world.