Umbrella Cockatoos are the most attractive and affectionate members of the entire parrot family and one of our favorites. Most experts state that cockatoos are in one of three main categories: mostly white, pink, and black. The umbrella cockatoo, also known as the white cockatoo or the great white-crested cockatoo, is well-known in bird circles as being one of the most affectionate and affable companion birds widely available market today. An Indonesian native, the umbrella is slightly smaller than the Moluccan cockatoo but is not smaller in personality or charm.
The Umbrella Crested Cockatoo
The Umbrella Crested Cockatoo, also known as the White Cockatoo or Umbrella Cockatoo, is one of the most popular Cockatoo breeds. His loving personality and friendly antics keep those who meet them entertained for hours.
The Umbrella Cockatoo is highly intelligent, loving, and affectionate. They love nothing more than to be snuggled and scratched. Though, like all parrots they can, and often will bite if they are inclined to do so. But in general, because their dispositions are so pleasant, the Umbrella Cockatoo has charmed his way into many homes across the world. Though the Umbrella Cockatoo is not for everything. In addition to needing a large amount of time from their owners, it should also be noted that like most of the larger parrots, the Umbrella Cockatoo can be very loud. For this reason, it is probably not well suited for apartment life, as neighbors would likely complain. They enjoy chewing and should be given plenty of toys to curb their chewing. They are known for hard chewing and can destroy wood cages easily. They can become quite aggressive during the breeding season, and therefore, care should be taken if they are placed near other birds at this time. It is not uncommon for them to seriously injure another bird during the breeding season. All of this aside, the Umbrella Cockatoo makes a great pet because prospective owners are aware of their needs.
The Umbrella Cockatoo is a very large parrot measuring 18 inches (45cm) at maturity. One of the most charming things about the Umbrella Cockatoo is his smiling face. While they are not actually smiling, their cute bills and sparkling black eyes give them a very happy appearance. They have striking white plumage that covers their entire bodies, including their striking, broad crests. The crests are backward angled and rise to glory when they are so inclined. A yellowing base is seen on the feathers of the wings.
It should be noted that most females will have lighter iris, usually reddish-brown. Immatures look like adult males. The young females will develop their lighter iris by approximately one year of age. It should be noted that at this time, it is grayish-brown. Most females also exhibit smaller heads and crowns.
Native to Indonesia, the wild Umbrella Cockatoo prefers a variety of areas, including mangroves, forests, swamps, and other areas with trees or tall secondary vegetation. While their numbers have been reduced due to a decline in habitat and trapping, they are not yet endangered.
At Bird Breeder Store, we focus on education, nutrition, and conservation. We work very hard to help educate our customers on the Umbrella Cockatoos’ companionship. Before taking a bird home, we will provide information on proper housing, creating a safe environment, diet, behavior, hormones, and much more. No question will go unanswered.
Every hand fed baby Umbrella Cockatoos is weaned on to a high variety diet. They are weaned onto fruits and veggies, a soak and sprout mix we make here in the store, high variety seed that we also make here in the store, and naturally colored pellet. If you have questions regarding this baby Umbrella Cockatoos or any others that we have available, please give us a call! For more pictures, videos, and information