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Umbrella Cockatoo Breeder Pairs

Length: 54-60 inches
Weight: 615–920 grams
Banded: Yes
DNA Sex: Males

$3,900.00

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Umbrella Cockatoo Breeder Pairs

Umbrella Cockatoo Breeder Pairs, the Umbrella cockatoo (Cacatua alba) is one of the large species of cockatoo. Buy Umbrella Cockatoo Online is around 46 cm (18 in) long, and weighs about 400 g (14 oz) for small females and up to 800 g (28 oz) for big males. The male white cockatoo usually has a broader head and a bigger beak than the female. They have brown or black eyes and a dark grey beak. When mature some female white cockatoos can have reddish/brown irises, while the irises of the adult male are dark brown or black.

The feathers of the white cockatoo are mostly white. However, both upper and lower surfaces of the inner half of the trailing edge of the large wing feathers are a yellow color. The yellow color on the underside of the wings is most notable. This is because the yellow portion of the upper surface of the feather is covered. It is covered by the white of the feather immediately medial (nearer to the body) and above. Buy Umbrella Cockatoo Online. Similarly, areas of larger tail feathers that are covered by other tail feathers. Also the innermost covered areas of the larger crest feathers are yellow. Short white feathers grow from and closely cover the upper legs. The feathers of this species and others create a powder similar to talcum powder that easily transfers to clothing.

In common with other cockatoos and parrots, the white cockatoo has zygodactyl feet with two toes facing forward and two facing backward. They enable it to grasp objects with one foot while standing on the other, for feeding and manipulation.

The maximum lifespan of the white cockatoo is poorly documented. A few zoos report that they live between 40–60 years in captivity. Anecdotal reports suggest it can live longer. Lifespan in the wild is unknown, but believed to be as much as ten years less. Buy Umbrella Cockatoo Online.

HOW TO BREED AN UMBRELLA COCKATOO

Breeding umbrella cockatoos in captivity can be a challenging yet rewarding experience since these birds are considered “vulnerable” and may someday be listed as endangered. However, breeding should never be attempted by a beginner aviculturist. These spectacular birds require a good deal of care and preparation before they can be allowed to breed, and even when the proper conditions are met, sometimes it just “won’t happen.” If you follow some basic guidelines to caring for your umbrella cockatoos, you can provide the birds and yourself with the best possible chance for reproduction.

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