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Umbrella Cockatoos

Umbrella cockatoos live in the tropical rainforests on the islands of Indonesia. When breeding Umbrella cockatoos, a large flight cage is required and a nest box with two openings should be used. Male Umbrella cockatoos can become aggressive towards it’s mate and may need to have his wings clipped. When surprised, happy or scared they will raise their large head crest, and may scream.  Umbrella cockatoos noise level is considered to be loud. If you live in an apartment, condo or you don’t like noise this may not be the bird for you. Like any other cockatoo they love to chew so offer them a lot of toys with wood which will keep them entertained and happy. Umbrella Cockatoos are known for being friendly, cuddly birds that can become spoiled very easily.  When thinking about getting a new bird keep in mind what size cage is needed to house the bird, 

and if you have enough space in your home for the cage. Umbrella cockatoos should be kept in a cage at least 36” wide x 24” deep x 66” tall, and bigger is always better. Remember like other types of cockatoos, Umbrellas have a great deal of powder which could cause problems for people who have allergies or asthma.  If you have any questions about breeding or having Umbrella cockatoos as a pet, we will be happy to help you get your questions answered.

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