Size: 40 - 50 cm / 17 - 20 inches
Life Expectancy: 60 - 65 years
About Moluccan Cockatoo
The Moluccan cockatoo is a very intelligent and sensitive bird. They are the largest among the Cockatoos. Moluccan Cockatoos are sensitive in nature. Though these birds are better off n the wild, with proper training they can become great pets. These birds have hard beak and a loud voice.
The Moluccan Cockatoo has white-pink feathers with a definite peachy glow, a slight yellow on the under wing and underside of the tail feathers and a large retractable recumbent crest which it raises when threatened, revealing hitherto concealed bright red-orange plumes to frighten potential attackers.
Origin of Moluccan Cockatoo
The Moluccan Cockatoo is endemic to Seram and surrounding islands, which are located in the Indonesian archipelago also known as the Moluccas or Spice Islands.
- Moluccan Cockatoos can imitate human speech.
- Regular interaction with the owner increases its mental stimulation.
- Moluccan Cockatoos are perhaps the loudest pf parrots.
- If allowed to develop a screaming habit, they can become great nuisances.
- If it is well trained, it becomes a very cuddly pet.
The Moluccan Cockatoos are very beautiful, intelligent, lovable and affectionate birds. Moluccans are very aggressive chewers who need a steady supply of toys and perches to destroy. They have extremely destructive beaks.
They have piercing, loud voices, which can carry for long distances. They tend to vocalize at least twice each day in the morning and evening and are not suited to either apartment dwelling or closely spaces houses. Moluccans need roomy cages, exercise and things to keep them busy and not bored. They are one of the species more prone to feather plucking. They can be taught many tricks and some are very good talkers. In the early morning and late afternoon they can be rather loud when they call their flock/family.
Moluccan Cockatoo As A Pet
If you are the right person to adopt a Moluccan Cockatoo, you may well find that you've made a friend for life. It can mimic human speech. It's unusual in that the Moluccan Cockatoo is one of the few "lap birds" and acts more like a dog than a bird sometimes. An untrained Moluccan is better off in the wild.
Ideally, the well-behaved Moluccan is cuddly and whispers sweet nothings in your ears, preens your eyelashes lovingly and tenderly, is devoted to you and only you. At their worst, they may scream incessantly if not given enough attention, mental stimulation or sleep. If you live in an apartment, don't think of keeping a Moluccan cockatoo as a pet. It is too noisy to be kept in an apartment.
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