Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo / Leadbeater’s 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.

Please find below Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo / Leadbeater’s Cockatoo

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    With two men each claiming to have discovered it, the Leadbeater is sometimes referred to as the “dumb blonde” of cockatoos! This politically-incorrect statement probably does hold some truth as it isn’t perhaps the brightest of creatures – but always creates gasps of admiration when displaying its brilliant headgear. Immensely popular as an aviary bird, it also has a dedicated following as a pet.