Buy Sulphur Crested Cockatoo Online – For Sale
Sulphur Crested Cockatoo is one of the largest of the several species of beautiful white cockatoos. It is a different species than the lesser sulfur-crested cockatoo. Although spectacular in appearance, this huge, active parrot is brilliant, long-lived, and noisy; and it is very challenging to keep as a pet. This bird expects a lot from its owner and it is recommended only for experienced owners who are up to the task. For a motivated owner, the sulfur-crested is a once-in-a-lifetime pet.
Sulfur-crested cockatoo, greater sulfur-crested cockatoo
The largest subspecies (C. g. galerita) can reach an adult size of about 20 inches, weighing nearly two pounds
Up to 80 years in captivity with proper care
Origin and History
Sulfur-crested cockatoos are native to eastern Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia, and New Zealand. Their preferred habitat is along the edges of tropical and subtropical rainforests. They are also a familiar sight in urban areas. In some parts of Australia, this bird is so plentiful that people consider it a nuisance. The Wild Bird Conservation Act prohibits the import of sulfur-crested cockatoos to the United States, so most pet birds now are captive-bred.
Common Health Issues
The health issues affecting sulfur-crested cockatoos are similar to those for other cockatoos and parrots of the same size. This bird is especially prone to rebellious behavior problems if it does not get attention and adequate exercise and mental stimulation.
They may start feather plucking and destructive chewing.1 To avoid these unwanted behaviors, owners must be diligent about providing their pets with plenty of toys and attention. Like other parrots, sulfur-crested cockatoos are prone to fatty tumors if their diets do not include enough fresh vegetables and fruit.2 This species is also susceptible to psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD), a viral condition.3