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Goffin Cockatoo - Asiatic Cockatoo Cacatua Goffini Bird

Goffin Cockatoo Asiatic Cockatoo

Notable traits of the Goffin Cockatoo Bird: Asiatic Cockatoo (Cacatua Goffini)
Latin Name: Cacatua Goffini
Common Name: Goffin Cockatoo
Description: White; lores pink; ear-coverts with pale yellow tinge; head feathers pale pink at base, but not visible; underside of wing and tail feathers light yellow; crest broad and round; skin to periophthalmic ring white; iris black; feet grey; bill grey-whitish. Female as male, but with reddish-brown iris. Immatures as adult, but iris dark; female attains adult colour to iris at 2 to 3 years.
Gender Determination: Undeterminable by appearance
Trainability: The Goffin Cockatoo will make a subtly beautiful and overtly sweet friend.
Length: 32 cm (12.5 ins)
Average Lifespan: 45 years
Average Weight: 300g
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: Some Goffins have been known to talk extensively but this is not the norm. They are described as having a fair talking ability.
Notes: The Goffin's Cockatoo is probably the best-kept secret in the parrot world. This entertaining cockatoo has been delighting those lucky enough to own them (or to be owned by them) for years. If you are looking for a bird with personality the Goffin's Cockatoo might just be the bird for you. The Goffin's Cockatoo is a fun-loving parrot who is a born entertainer. He is clever, loving, curious, playful and energetic. These exciting parrots are a joy to own. Like most cockatoos the Goffin's Cockatoo is comical, and snuggly, but unlike the other Cockatoo breeds the Goffin is quite small, making him very attractive to those who love Cockatoos but do not have room for the large breeds. Because they are intelligent and social creatures the Goffin's Cockatoo can be demanding of their owner's attention. One of the greatest joys in owning a Goffin's Cockatoo is receiving their snuggles and cuddles, but they expect to receive as much love and affection as they give. This is a more needy bird than most and will require a lot of attention to be a happy & healthy pet.The Goffin's Cockatoo is an excellent choice for families as they are usually great with children. 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.
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: 2
Breeding Life: 30
Nest: 25 x 25 x 40 cm
Breeding Aviculture: Common
Average Clutch Size: 2-4
Habitat: Tanimbar Islands Indonesia
References: PelletTreatToy
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