Cockatoos are very smart, curious and affectionate companion birds. Cockatoos are VERY affectionate companion birds when raised properly. They love to cuddle, sometimes for an hour or more. They love to show off and get everybody’s attention. They will spread their wings, bob their heads and “dance” around. They will find great joy in showing off the tricks you’ve taught them. Cockatoos have instinctive behaviors and needs you should learn about to avoid problem behaviors. They mate for life and often bond to their owner as to a mate. They should never be left alone in a cage and ignored. Cockatoos are the only parrots that are naturally white or naturally pink. They aren't top talkers but are very smart. They live 40-60 years and up! So they are a lifetime pet.