Blue Eyed Cockatoo

Cockatoos
‘Intelligent’, ‘excitable’, ‘playful’ and ‘unpredictable’; just some of the many adjectives used to describe the beautiful cockatoo.

Sometime receiving bad press as pet birds, there are of course many adored and well-behaved pets, but serious thought and careful training must be given if they are to reach their maximum potential.

Screeching, feather-plucking, biting cockatoos are often the result of hand-rearing singletons who can then become disoriented in their personality, not knowing whether they are parrot or human. These hand-reared babies – who, it must be said, are completely adorable – then go on to be spoilt by their new owners and shriek for attention when they don’t get it!

I try to ensure a good start for our cockatoos by leaving them to be reared by their parents wherever possible, or else by crèche-rearing – that is to say, as part of a small group – so that they can interact with each other and not come to over-depend on the human carer.

Once weaned, if the new owner continues to train and reward good behaviour from the cockatoo, you will have a delightful companion. A Citron Crested and Lesser Sulphur Crested which I bred are not only delightful companions for their new owner, but she ‘free flies’ them each day as a matter of course. A wonderful sight.

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    The unusual Blue Eyed cockatoo is a visually stunning bird, possessed with an adorable character. It goes about its business whilst quietly surveying those around it.

    As with all cockatoos, plenty of exercise and ‘enrichment’ of their living environment will go a long way towards achieving a contented bird, be it in the home or aviary. Despite being bred in the UK only occasionally, this species is enjoying a huge popularity surge at the moment, as word spreads of its attractive nature and personality.

     

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