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Cockatoo - Dancing, Laughing,Talking, Feeding, Fighting :Interesting Videos

Updated on November 28, 2015


Cockatoos are parrots belonging to bird family Cacatuidae. The name is derived from Indonesian name Kakatuwah (which means vice or grip from its strong beak) Cockatoos are intelligent, inquisitive and energetic birds. Cockatoos are fun loving and love to play all the day .They become affectionate with their owners and can seek a lot attention. They are built well and larger than parrots. Cockatoos have showy crests and curved bills. The crests can be raised when needed. The plumage color is white/grey/black in color.Their legs are short with strong claws. They have zygodactyls foot, the foot with two toes facing forwards and two back. The strong beak helps in climbing the branches. The wings are long and broad.

Black Cockatoo
Black Cockatoo | Source

Cockatoos have made adaptations to human developments. White Cockatoos are illegally traded than black Cockatoos.

Cockatoo in a tree hallow
Cockatoo in a tree hallow | Source

Cockatoos Habitat and Food

Cockatoos’ live in pine rain forests and eucalyptus groves. Cockatoos’ food includes fruits, flowers, tubers, seeds and insects. They store their food in their large crops and have powerful beaks to open the fruits to eat seeds. They find their food during the day time and are mostly ground feeders, feeding in large flocks.

Cockatoos' have one partner during its life time. They live in tree hollows. The life span of cockatoos is about 20-30 years. The larger cockatoos are Sulphur crested cockatoo and Major Mitchell’s cockatoo.

Dancing Cockatoo

Cockatoos scream when they need attention and constantly need items for chewing and destroying. They love to exhibit or display with comical acts with outspread wings, head bobbing, dancing with loud calls giving a performance. Their play includes loud calls and shrieks. They show body movements to music and can dance happily.

Australian Cockatoo pair
Australian Cockatoo pair | Source

They keep themselves clean by preening throughout the day. The vocalization of cockatoo is harsh and very loud. They call to alert predators and for protecting their nests. They can bathe in different ways, flying in the air and hanging upside down.

Laughing Cockatoo

A pair of Sulphur crested Cockatoos
A pair of Sulphur crested Cockatoos | Source

They love playing with toys, and can play throughout the day. A happy cockatoo spends most time performing or examining and manipulating its toys. You need to spend a good amount of time playing with it, interacting and sharing affections on daily basis. Having two pets’ cockatoos can be ideal to prevent boredom.

Talking Cockatoo

They are capable of learning words, phrases and repeat them..They become bored if they don’t get necessary attention and interaction. Bored cockatoo are notorious; they develop bad habits like screeching and feather plucking. They develop friendly relationship with dogs and cats.

Cockatoo Feeding The Dog

Cockatoos are popular birds, they are kept as pets at homes. They are very active, intelligent, curious, emotional and social birds. They seek attention and affection all the time and can imitate and be problematic too. At times they may show bad tempers and throw tantrums.

Cockatoo Arguing with owner

Facts about Cockatoos

Cockatoos are noisy and loudest birds.

These birds have crests of feathers on their heads.

They become obese if their diet is not monitored.

Black Palm Cockatoo can live up-to 60 years.

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      vasantha T k 2 years ago from Bangalore

      Thankyou Dana Tate, for your comments and for sharing it.

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      Dana Tate 2 years ago from LOS ANGELES

      I loved this hub! I cracked up over the dancing cockatoo and the cockatoo feeding the dog. Just too cute! I loved it and sharing it.