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Galah Cockatoo - Australian Cockatoo Eolophus Roseicapillus Bird

Galah Cockatoo Australian Cockatoo

Notable traits of the Galah Cockatoo Bird: Australian Cockatoo (Eolophus Roseicapillus)
Latin Name: Eolophus Roseicapillus
Common Name: Galah Cockatoo
Description: It has a bone-coloured beak and the bare skin of the eye rings is carunculated. It has grey legs. The genders appear similar, however generally adult birds differ in the colour of the irises; the male has a very dark brown (almost black) irises, and the female has a mid-brown/red irises. The colours of the juveniles are duller than the adults. Juveniles have greyish chests, crowns, and crests, and they have brown irises and whitish bare eye rings, which are not carunculated
Gender Determination: Iris dark brown in male pink/red in female DNA testing required for juveniles
Trainability: Can be trained as pets and are gentle and sweet if tamed
Length: 35 cm (14 in)
Average Lifespan: 40 years
Average Weight: 270-400g
Diet: Pellet, Veggie, Fruit, Some Seed
Loudness: Loud, and should not be kept in Apt/Condo
Talking Ability: Both male and female galahs are great talkers but the male is thought to be the better talker
Notes: An endless performer, the rose-breasted cockatoo thrives on interaction from its human flock and a plethora of toys while on its own. To keep rose-breasted cockatoos happy, they need at least one hour of playtime a day. They also exercise time with their owner and several more hours of supervised out of the cage time.
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: 40 x 40 x 90 cm
Average Clutch Size: 3-5
Habitat: South Australia.
References: PelletTreatToy
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