COCKATOO SPECIES

There are many species of cockatoos, but the most common species seen in captivity include the Moluccan, Goffin’s, umbrella, sulfur crested (greater and lesser), and bare eyed cockatoos Range in size from about 12 inches to about 27 inches. Those on the smaller size include Goffin’s cockatoo and the lesser sulfur crested cockatoo, while the larger cockatoos included the umbrella, Moluccan, and greater sulfur-crested cockatoos.With proper care, cockatoos can be expected to live for about 40 years (smaller species) to 80 years or more (larger species). Unfortunately, many in captivity die younger than this.Cockatoos are very lively and affectionate birds. They are quite “cuddly” and bond very closely with their owners. However, their sociability and need for affection.They do have pretty good speech capabilities. There is a lot of variation between individuals as well as likely some species variation

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