Umbrella cockatoos are medium-sized cockatoo found in Indonesia. It has considerable popularity as pets but demands high-maintenance. It can be an intelligent, playful, and cuddly companion to its owner, provided it is given all the attention and its health needs are fulfilled.
Umbrella cockatoos are popular for doing tricks, making them delightfully entertaining companions for bird lovers. A sweet-natured species, umbrella cockatoos, can be overly affectionate, bordering obsessively with their caretakers. These birds may require more attention and care than many other species, but they make up for it with their comical charm. Just as with any bird, however, prospective owners should be sure that they can meet the needs of an umbrella cockatoo before acquiring one.
The white cockatoo bird should be provided with as large a cage that you can afford, considering that it’s a big bird that likes to spread its wings often. Perches should be given, and toys for the bird’s enrichment.
Temperament & Behavior
They are cuddly birds and will require a lot of your attention to stay at the top of their mental happiness. However, they can be rather mercurial, and their disposition can change on a dime, playing with you one moment and biting at you the other.
It would help if you took cues from its body language and expressions and put the crest to good use to avoid getting bitten.
Baby umbrella cockatoos that are hand-reared are much easier to train but still retain their volatile personality.
Here as well, the umbrella cockatoo will require a lot of care, as just providing it with a seed diet will lead to health complications. Ideal food to give to them is a parrot mix that contains seeds, nuts, vegetables, and dried fruits.
Bathing should not be much of a concern as far as umbrella cockatoos go, as they are extremely clean birds who preen themselves all the time. A shower a week should be enough to maintain the health of the feathers. Trimming the feathers may become necessary if you want to discourage flight. The beak and nails need to be clipped as well for you to avoid injury. Concrete perches should be fine as far as trimming the nails go.
Give the bird fresh drinking water every day and clean the cage as often as you can.