Category Archives: Cockatoo
Finding cockatoo birds for sale can be far tougher than buying a run of the mill cockatiel or parakeet. Even more challenging is buying a moluccan cockatoo. These birds are endangered in their wild habitat, and international trade is banned in many countries, so shipping them out of Indonesia is near impossible. Also, unlike many exotic pet birds, the moluccan cockatoo has had difficulty breeding in captivity. Recently, though, some American breeders have had limited success, helping to introduce a new wave of handfed captive bred moluccans into the legal bird market.
Cockatoos are great pets. They tend to be friendly and affectionate, and they are very intelligent. Their large size, though, can make buying them a home fairly difficult. Cockatoo bird cages need to be sized according to the breed of cockatoo. Rose breasted cockatoos are smaller and as such require less space than a moluccan.