Size: 12" in.
Life Expectancy: 30-70 years
Talking Ability: Good
Special Dietary Needs:
Give your Cockatoo a healthy diet. Seeds are, contrary to popular belief, not a suitable diet for parrots. Around 60 percent of your Cockatoo's diet should comprise of formulated, pellets. Vegetables are another necessary part of your 'Too's diet; some of the best vegetables include kale, broccoli, dandelion greens, carrots, cooked sweet potato, and squash. Fruits are healthy and tasty, but should only be fed in moderation due to their high water content; good choices include orange fruits such as papaya, mango, oranges. Healthy table foods (well-cooked meat, brown rice, tofu, cheese, non-fat yogurt, cooked egg, cooked beans, carrots, etc) are also acceptable in small amounts. Seeds are a good treat; grit, cuttlebone, and vitamin supplements are unnecessary. Food should act as mental stimulation as well as nutrition, so introduce new foods as a means of chewing, play, and curiosity fulfillment.
oGreen parts of tomatoes
oThe seeds/pits of fruits from the rose family, including pears, peaches, apricots, and cherries
oCaffeine and alcohol
oVery salty foods like pretzels