8 Top Pet Cockatoo Species

By Sharon Dawson March 19, 2024, 12:31 PM

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1. Umbrella Cockatoo (Cacatua alba)

Umbrella Cockatoos are known for their stunning white feathers and expressive crest, which they raise when excited or curious. They are affectionate birds that form strong bonds with their owners but require a lot of attention and social interaction.

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2. Moluccan Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis)

Moluccan Cockatoos are large, vibrant birds known for their salmon-pink feathers and gentle disposition. They are affectionate and playful but can be demanding pets that require plenty of attention and mental stimulation.

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3. Goffin's Cockatoo (Cacatua goffiniana)

Goffin's Cockatoos are smaller than some other cockatoo species but are known for their playful and affectionate nature. They are intelligent birds that enjoy learning tricks and interacting with their owners.

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4. Citron Cockatoo (Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata)

Citron Cockatoos are a color mutation of the Lesser Sulphur-crested Cockatoo, featuring a striking yellow coloration. They are known for their playful personalities and social nature but can be noisy and demanding pets.

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5. Bare-eyed Cockatoo (Cacatua sanguinea)

Bare-eyed Cockatoos, also known as Little Corellas, are smaller cockatoo species known for their playful antics and social nature. They are relatively quiet compared to other cockatoo species but still require plenty of attention and mental stimulation.

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6. Rose-breasted Cockatoo (Galah) (Eolophus roseicapilla)

Galahs are medium-sized cockatoos with distinctive pink and grey plumage. They are playful, affectionate birds that enjoy interacting with their owners but can be noisy and demanding pets.

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7. Sulphur-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua galerita)

Sulphur-crested Cockatoos are large, majestic birds known for their vibrant yellow crest and loud vocalizations. They are intelligent birds that require plenty of mental stimulation and social interaction to thrive.

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8. Major Mitchell's Cockatoo (Lophochroa leadbeateri)

Major Mitchell's Cockatoos are one of the most visually stunning cockatoo species, with their soft pink and white feathers and bright red and yellow crest. They are intelligent birds that can form strong bonds with their owners but require plenty of attention and mental stimulation.

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