White Cockatoo

They are also known as Umbrella Cockatoo. Usually a white cockatoo is smaller than other cockatoo species, their average length is 42 cm, still bigger than an African Grey Parrot. They have snow-white feathers except for their head, which is kind of yellow. It is not easy to see this color difference in the younger ones. The beaks are also lighter grey, just like their feet. They have an umbrella shaped crest on their head, you don’t notice that until they get excited or scared, so they will show that off.

white cockatoo appearance

They live about 60 years in captivity – as a pet. It is quite a long time, consider this before you own one as a pet, it will be a part of your family after all.

Where does a White Cockatoo live in the nature?

Their main territory is Tanimbar Islands, but they were also seen in Indonesia. It is also possible to see them in Australia streets.

What do they eat?

In their natural habitat, they don’t have many options to choose from. They are most commonly known for plunging and plundering corn plantations. As a pet, you can feed your White Cockatoo with fruits, seeds and some vegetables. But you should be careful with the things you feed your parrot, some can be seriously dangerous for your pet, such as an onion or garlic. Please google it before you give something to your pet.

How are White Cockatoos as a pet?

Cockatoos are the best pets among the parrots, because they love being pet – just like a cat, you can literally cuddle your parrot. That is important if you like petting your pet because most parrots won’t let you pet them. However White Cockatoos can get quite noisy at times, especially in the mornings with sun rise. I wouldn’t suggest you to cover their cages, unless you have neighbors that complaining about the noise. I love waking up to my parrot’s sound. Cockatoos are a mimic master, maybe they will not be able to learn a lot of words to keep up a conversation, they will learn wide range of sound effects and body mimics.

Where to Find a White Cockatoo for sale?

It is difficult to answer this question, it really depends on where you live and what the laws are like there. But firstly i would check a shelter near me, if there is not a shelter close by, i would then check local Facebook groups and find out if someone is giving one for adoption or if there is a trustable breeder. My last option would be checking the pet shops.