There are over 20 species of cockatoos. Many varieties are native to Australia, but there are also breeds native to the Philippines, New Guinea, Asia, as well as other areas.

1,441 Questions

How long can a cockatoo live without water?

Pet cockatoos need fresh water daily. Cockatoos in the wild will seek any water source morning and night.


How can you tell the age of your cockatoo?

It is difficult to determine the age of a cockatoo, however young cockatoos will have a beak that is smooth and pale and their plumage will be paler, while an older bird's beak will be darker and have striations and their plumage will have a fuller coloration.


Can a umbrella cockatoo eat cheese?

No it can't.


Do you need a permit to keep a sulphur crested cockatoo in Victoria Australia?

A permit is not required to keep a sulphur crested cockatoo anywhere in Australia.


Best house temperature for cockatoos?

16 to 20 degrees


How are cockatoos and jaguars alike?

They are natives of the jungle environment.


Can a moluccan cockatoo eat blueberries?

My moluccans eat blueberries every morning with cheerios mixed with warm water. They love them and have eaten this for years and have always been healthy. They don't like bird seed, eat corn on the cob, carrots, grapes, potatoes, oatmeal, eggs, etc.


What is cockatoo herbivore a carnivore or an omnivore?

A cockatoo is a herbivore, they eat seeds and grains.


Where do white cockatoos live?

White cockatoos live in Halmahera,Bacan,Ternate,Kasiruta and Mandiole in North Maluku,Indonesia


What are the black cockatoo's adaptations?

One is its strong beak which allows it to crack open the hard shells of nuts.


What are the Cockatoo's predators?

This depends largely upon the country where the cockatoo lives. Birds of prey such as the different species of falcon, hawk and goshawk are the main predators of cockatoos.


How do you clip an umbrella cockatoos nails?

just clip the very tips because the blood goes way down there nails. just the very tip tho


Did Columbo have a cockatoo or parrot?

Columbo did not have a parrot. It was the another show, "Baretta", where the main character, Tony Baretta had Fred the Cockatoo. It was a sulfur crested cockatoo, but I'm not sure if it was a Greater or Lesser Sulfur Crested.


Is the sulfur crested cockatoo endangered?



What is a citron crested cockatoo's environmental adaptation?

The Cirton Crested Cockatoo's adapations would be how it lunges down to grab prey with long claws. it is identical to the moon parrot that is know to sing to the moon. both have the claws and the ulchrich beak though the bump above a parrots nose id always different. the cockatoo is called a budgie.


Do Cockatoo Parrot bite?

Ignore that last ignorant answer.

Yes, cockatoos do bite, as do all birds.


Why has your cockatoo suddenly got a strange odor?

What kind of odor (nasty, good, foul, etc.)? A lot of times a "strange" odor can be attributed to a health problem unless your bird just needs a bath.

If the bird's poop smells, it probably has an intestinal problem and should be seen by a vet. If the bird's mouth smells, it's most likely the food it's eating. If it's feathers smell, it needs a bath.

Endangered, Vulnerable, and Threatened Species

What is the scientific name of parrot?

the phylum is chordata, the class is aves and the order is psittaciformes.


What gender is my Cockatoo?

It depends on the species. In many species of cockatoo, it is almost impossible to tell the difference between a male and a female. In some, the colouring of the feathers is more vivid in males, while in others, their eye colour differs.


How long do umbrella cockatoos live in the wild?

Males live up to 75 years old. Females live up to 50 years old.


How much are cockatoos worth?

About 500$


What foods are Toxic to a cockatoo?

The safest way to feed a cockatoo, or any pet, is to buy prepared food from a supermarket (after checking on the quality of the brand) or from a reliable pet supplier. Discourage people from feeding snacks to your pet, as it isn't possible to be certain of the effects foods humans might consume could have upon various animals.

It goes without saying that you should be as vigilant with your pet as you would be with a small child, ensuring harmful substances such as medication, cigarette butts, alcohol, and so on, are not left within their reach.

Chocolate, coffee and milk may all prove toxic to a bird, as they can to cats, dogs and other pets. Avocados are particularly toxic to many animals, including cockatoos.

Bear in mind, too, that you shouldn't allow animals - including cockatoos - to 'kiss' people on the lips. This is for their protection: human saliva is not good for animals in general and birds in particular.

If you are putting out feed for wild cockatoos, use a container such as a hanging tray, well out of the reach of cats and dogs, and keep it clean by flushing with water daily. If you are living in a climate which supports wild cockatoos it will be warm enough to quickly dry the tray, which you can then use to hold good-quality wild bird seed (from pet shops and supermarkets; look particularly for striped sunflower seed, rather than the black variety).

Only put out sufficient food for a snack for a few birds, say one family, and do so no more than twice daily; you don't want to encourage the birds to become dependent. Don't worry if other birds also use the food; this interaction is good (and entertaining for observers). Cockatoos happily coexist with other breeds and birds work well together in the wild, forming their own interspecies alarm system to warn of danger.

It goes without saying that for any animals you feed, wild or domestic, it is extremely important that fresh clean water be made available at all times.

Australia Animal Life

What animals have been introduced to Australia?

The following list of animals is the most concern to Australia's native flora and fauna.

  • Cane toad (Bufo marinus)
  • European wild rabbit (Oryctolagus cuniculus)
  • European red fox (Vulpes vulpes)
  • Feral camel (Camelus dromedarius)
  • Feral cat (Felis catus)
  • Feral goat (Capra hircus)
  • Feral horse (Equus caballus) and Feral donkey (Equus asinus)
  • Feral pig (Sus scrofa)
  • Feral water buffalo (Bubalus bubalis)

All domesticated pets, with the exception of some native birds such as finches, and various parrots such as budgies, cockatoos, cockatiels, Bourkes, etc, have been introduced into Australia. Non-native birds include Indian mynas, common starling, mallard and rock pigeon.

Wild dogs are now a major issue, and a danger to both man and Australia's native animals. They also breed with dingoes, resulting in increasing threats to the population of pure-bred dingoes (which are, in themselves, essentially non-native, having come over from Asia with the first Aborigines).

All livestock has been introduced, and where sheep and cattle are bred on huge stations out west, this has also had a significant environmental impact, destroying the habitat of native animals. Deer are also introduced animals, as are water buffalo.

Rats and mice are completely introduced, as are hares. Insects include the honey bee and the fire ant.

Of particular concern to Australian waterways are European carp.


Where does a cockatoo live?


What is a group of cockatoo called?

Its called a cockfest


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