Cockatoo Breeders

Cockatoos belong to the family Cacatuidea. This family of parrots has mainly an Australian distribution ranging from Philippines and eastern Indonesian   Island of Wallacea to New Guinea, the Solomon Island and Australia.

The crest and curved bills of cockatoos make them recognized. On average, cockatoos are larger than other parrots, demanding Cockatoo Breeders to perform improved handling. However, the cockatiel is the smallest cockatoo specie and it is a small bird. The other species are in two main clades; the five large black colored cockatoos of the genus Calyptorhynchus form one clade. The second clade which is larger includes the genus Cacatua, comprising 11 species of white-plumaged cockatoos and 4 monotypic genera.

In regards to cockatoos feeding, Cockatoo Breeders provide seeds, tubers, fruits, corms, flowers and inserts as cockatoos prefer but it may vary between every two cockatoos because of their different individual personalities.

Naturally, cockatoos are diurnal and require daylight to identify or find their food making feeding by Cockatoo Breeders possible and effective only inside daylight.  Cockatoos are not early risers. They wait for the sun to warm their roosting sites before feeding. Some species require roosting sites that usually are located beside their drinking sites. Other species travel great distances between feeding site and roosting site. Cockatoos have their bath in several ways; they may fly about in the rain or flutter in wet leaves in the canopy. Cockatoos similarly have human handedness. Most species are left-footed with 87-100% of cockatoos using their left feet to eat, but a few species uses and favors the right foot.

Cockatoos are monogamous breeders with pair bonds that can last for years. This demands a cautious follow up by Cockatoo Breeders to pair appropriately the birds for breeding. Pairing a male or a female cockatoo that has a bond with a different cockatoo will time to break the original bond slowing the breeding process. Cockatoos may also demonstrate site fidelity, returning to the same nest in consecutive years. It is evident cockatoos fall in love with each other and are very interactive relationships. Pairs established by Cockatoo Breeders ma engage in preening each other, but all sort of courtship will drop off after incubation begins.

Human relationship with cockatoos has had some positive effects and negative effects on other species. Just as cockatoos bond in love with cockatoos of opposite sex, humans are no different. A conscious and healthy interaction between cockatoos and human could create a lasting bond which is generally good for the bird psychologically as it builds a comfortable atmosphere free from fear and threats. Cockatoo Breeders consider this as n integral part of the bird’s welfare. Immediately a cockatoo starts feeling threatened or compromised, the established bond with the human figure starts to die off and will be very difficult and time consuming to reestablish that bond once lost. Cockatoo Breeders term this as “Emotional Prudence” of the cockatoo

The crest and curved bills of cockatoos make them recognized. On average, cockatoos are larger than other parrots, demanding Cockatoo Breeders to perform improved handling. However, the cockatiel is the smallest cockatoo specie and it is a small bird. The other species are in two main clades; the five large black colored cockatoos of the genus Calyptorhynchus form one clade. The second clade which is larger includes the genus Cacatua, comprising 11 species of white-plumaged cockatoos and 4 monotypic genera.

Given the abilities, skills and characteristics possessed by cockatoos, they make a perfect family bird and life companion as they are fun, interactive, demonstrative, emotionally honest, exciting and outgoing.

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