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Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Parrot

Original price was: $2,190.00.Current price is: $810.00.

Sulphur-Crested cockatoos are large white parrots with yellow feathers on their crest (hence the name Sulpher-crested) and yellow wash under their wings. It is quite difficult to distinguish male from female Cockatoos at a distance as they look remarkably similar. The only major difference is that females have red-brown eyes, whereas males have darker brown eyes. Then again… you might have to rethink whether getting exceedingly close to a Cockatoo is worth it as it may decide to peck you with their impressive beaks!

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Parrot are considered the most intelligent of parrots by pet enthusiasts. They have the learning capacity of a 1 to a 2-year-old human child, and they are capable of being taught to speak words and phrases. To keep your Sulphur-Crested Cockatoos healthy, you should not merely feed them bird seeds alone.Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Parrots

With their vibrant, bubbly, and friendly behavior, these parrots can prove to be challenging pets. That’s why they will fit perfectly with owners who have a friendly and energetic personalities as well.

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Parrot Temperament 

Cockatoos are an affectionate species among the various types of parrots; the sulphur-crested is typical in this regard. You must be willing to devote the time and energy to form a strong bond with a bird. A sulphur-crested cockatoo loves to be handled but also needs enough alone time to learn self-sufficiency, which is no small feat.

This bird is a more emotionally complicated pet species than other cockatoos and is prone to sudden, unpredictable movements that can be startling, although the intent is rarely aggressive. This demanding bird can become self-abusive and destructive if it does not get the attention it needs.1

Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Parrot are considered one of the most intelligent parrots. They have the learning capacity of a 1- to 2-year-old human child and can learn to talk and do tricks. Young birds will be easiest to train and socialize.

Speech and Vocalizations

These birds are excellent mimics and can quickly learn to speak words and phrases. The sulphur-crested cockatoo also has a piercingly loud shriek. besides this species is not well-suited to apartment living as its noisiness can be considered a nuisance to close neighbors.

Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo Colors and Markings

In fact, Sulphur-crested cockatoos are primarily white with black beaks. They sport a beautiful crest of yellow feathers on top of their heads. It has a yellow wash on the underside of its wings.

The sexes look similar, although the female can be distinguished at close range by its reddish-brown eye. The male’s eyes are darker brown or black. This distinction does not become apparent until the bird has reached maturity, which varies between 3 to 5 years of age besides they are so cute.

Caring for the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo

Sulphur-crested cockatoos are large birds that need very spacious enclosures. At a minimum, the cage should have a footprint of about 40 inches by 40 inches and at least 5 feet tall. A bigger cage is better, and best of all is an aviary environment.

The birds naturally emit a downy powder, which aids in keeping their wings and skin healthy. This powder may be problematic for some people with allergies.1

Bird bathing is strictly an individual preference. In the wild, some cockatoos enjoy standing in the rain while others avoid it.

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