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Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo - Asiatic Cockatoo Cacatua Galerita Bird

Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Asiatic Cockatoo

Notable traits of the Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Bird: Asiatic Cockatoo (Cacatua Galerita)
Latin Name: Cacatua Galerita
Common Name: Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo
Description: General plumage white; ear coverts pale yellow; crest yellow; under wing-coverts and under tail-coverts washed with yellow; base of throat and cheek feathers yellowish skin to periophthalmic ring whitish, occasionally with very faint blue tinge; iris blackish-brown: feet dark grey; bill blackish. Female as male, but iris reddish-brown. Immatures with dark iris in male and female; adult colouring in females attained by 2 to 3 years; very young birds with faint grey tinge to crown, back and wing coverts.
Gender Determination: Undeterminable by appearance
Trainability: The Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo will make a subtly beautiful and overtly sweet friend.
Length: 44 cm (17.5ins)
Average Lifespan: 60 years
Average Weight: 308-380g
Diet: Pellets, Fruit, Veggies
Housing: 36 x 36 x 32 inches
Loudness: These birds can be vocal in the home and will not be suitable for apartment living. They can be loud at times.
Talking Ability: The Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo also have exhibited strong mimicking ability with many owners reporting speech from their Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo.
Notes: This is a more needy bird than most and will require a lot of attention to be a happy & healthy pet. They enjoy many toys and to be treated as one of the family with all the privileges that this brings. All Cockatoos have a feather dander that is part of the bird. The dander can be somewhat controlled with bathing a few times per week, which the bird loves. Best to do your research on the bird before you get any cockatoo. Saying this, they do make a magnificent pet if you have the environment to keep this bird. The larger the cage the better but the minimum would be 30 inches x 48 inches 48 inches. The hallmark of the Medium Sulphur Crested Cockatoo is his striking yellow crest. Their erect crest stands proudly atop his head. The crest of this cockatoo is one of the largest and most impressive among all members. When relaxed the crest lies facing back on his head, but when excited or stimulated it rises straight up standing several inches in height. They have somewhat more independent personalities than your standard cockatoo, and can be a bit more "one-persony", but otherwise are basically typical.
These birds have been vaccinated for the polyoma virus. It is crucial for young birds to be protected as they have little to no immune system for their first year of life. Just as people, cats, dogs are vaccinated, we use vaccines to substantially decrease the incidence of disease in birds. By doing this we have developed a positive reputation that separates us from the "birdie mills" that do not aspire to the same standards. We have a vet on the premises bi-weekly that administer this vaccine and monitors our babies and flock.
Age of Maturity: 3
Breeding Life: 45
Nest: 40 x 40 x 100 cm
Breeding Aviculture: Often
Average Clutch Size: 2-3
Habitat: Australia and New Guinea
References: PelletTreatToy
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