lesser sulphur crested cockatoo, parrot

LESSER SULPHUR CRESTED COCKATOOS

Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoos are a smaller cockatoo with a yellow or "sulphur" colored crest on the top of their head. They can learn to talk, as can most cockatoos and are easy to teach all kinds of tricks. Cockatoos in general are a very loving type of bird that needs a lot of attention from their owners. Buy a cockatoo only if you can spend a lot of time with it.

 

A roomy cage is required unless the bird is to be let out for extended periods. Many birds can spend most of their time on a play pen or parrot perch. They eat a variety of seeds, nuts, fruits and commercial pellets, as well as the same nutritional foods humans eat.

 

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Cockatoos

Cockatoos are similar to dogs in that they thrive on affection and touch but usually do not develop extensive vocabularies. African Greys, noted for their great talking ability, fall between these two personality categories, having traits of both. Greys tend to be more individualistic, so it depends on the Grey as to the kind of personality it may have.

 

Macaws

Macaws do not make ideal apartment pets because of their twice-daily screaming sessions, at sunrise and sunset, and their ability to dismantle anything they can easily reach, such as the apartment building! However, for those who have a suitable environment, macaws make great pets and can develop pretty good vocabularies and fascinating antics.

 

What to Look For.

Look for a bird that is interactive and interested in sights and sounds. Look for a baby that expresses interest and attention by puffing out its head and neck feathers, stretching its wings (singly with a leg out or both shoulders stretched straight up), bobbing its head up and down solicitously or quickly wagging its tail from side to side.

These easily observable happiness behaviors are indications that the bird is interested in what is going on.

 

For a private appointment contact Carole and Rob Court.

 

 

Milkwood Aviaries

224 Sandford Side Road (Durham 11)

Mount Albert, Ontario

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