What Can I Safely Feed My Bird?

gcc2Helpful list when feeding your bird

 A Parrot’s Flour List
• Almond
• Amaranth
• Barley
• Buckwheat
• Coconut
• Garbanzo
• Kamut
• Millet
• Oat
• Quinoa
• Rye
• Spelt
• Teff
It is best to avoid any white, bleached, unhealthy flours 100% Whole Grain flours are best 

A Parrot’s Berry List
• Blackberry
• Blackcurrant
• Bilberry
• Blueberry
• Cranberry
• Goji Berry
• Hawthorn Berry
• Logan Berry
• Mulberry
• Raspberry
• Redcurrant
• Rosehips
• Rowanberry
• Strawberry

 A Parrot’s Do Not Feed List
• Avocado
• Alcohol
• Caffeine
• Chocolate
• Dairy Products
• Dried/Uncooked Beans
• Fried, Greasy or Junk Foods
• Fruit Seeds/Stone Pits/Pips (see below)
• Mushrooms
• Nutmeg
• Onion
• Peanuts
• Rhubarb
• Salty and Sugary Foods
• Tomato leaves, vines, stems
Do not feed legumes/beans in an uncooked state. Legumes/Beans are acceptable to feed once soaked and thoroughly cooked.
Do not feed seeds/pits/pips from the following fruit: Apple, Cherry, Peach, Pear, Plum, Nectarine, Lychee, Apricot.

 A Parrot’s Safe Fruit List
• Apple
• Apricot
• Banana
• Cactus Fruit/Prickly Pear
• Cantaloupe
• Cherry
• Clementine
• Coconut
• Date
• Damson
• Dragon Fruit
• Fig
• Grape
• Greengage
• Guava
• Honeydew
• Jackfruit
• Kiwi
• Kimquat
• Lychee
• Mandarin
• Mango (Ripe/Peel)
• Mangosteen
• Nectarine
• Orange
• Papaya
• Passionfruit
• Pawpaw
• Peach
• Pear
• Persimmon
• Pineapple
• Plum
• Pomegranate
• Quince
• Rambutan
• Satsuma
• Star Fruit
• Tangerine
• Watermelon
Do not feed seeds/pits/pips from the following fruit: Apple, Cherry, Peach, Pear, Plum, Nectarine, Lychee, Apricot. Safe seeds: Melon seeds, papaya, pomegranate, kiwi, cantaloupe. Feed fruit sparingly

 A Parrot’s Safe Grain List (Ideal for Cooking or Sprouting)
• Amaranth
• Barley
• Buckwheat
• Corn (Dry Kernel)
• Kamut
• Millet
• Oat Groats
• Quinoa
• Rice (Short Brown/Black/Red/Wild)
• Rye
• Spelt
• Teff
• Triticale
• Wheat

 A Parrot’s Safe Herb List (Ideal for Flavoring in Small Amounts)
• Anise
• Basil
• Coriander/Cilantro
• Dill
• Fennel
• Lemon Balm
• Mint
• Oregano
• Parsley
• Rosemary
• Sage
• Thyme

 A Parrot’s Safe Nut List (Ideal for Treats in Small Amounts and Foraging)
• Almond
• Brazil Nut
• Cashew
• Hazelnut/Filbert
• Macadamia Nut
• Pecan
• Pine Nut
• Pistachio
• Walnut
Peanuts may harbor mycotoxins and aflatoxin a fungal toxin that can be deadly to Parrots causing a respiratory disease known as Aspergillosis. Some nuts such as the Macadamia nut contain a higher level of fat/calories than other nuts and may be more suitable for certain parrot species that require that extra intake. Do consult your Avian Technician as to which nuts are more suitable for your parrot.

 A Parrot’s Safe Spice List
• Aniseed
• Cayenne Pepper
• Celery
• Chili
• Cinnamon
• Cumin
• Dill
• Fennel
• Ginger
• Fenugreek
• Paprika
• Red Pepper
• Turmeric
Avoid feeling Nutmeg to parrots as this spice contains Myristicin. If consumed it may suffer from dizziness, nausea and vomiting.

 A Parrot’s Safe Vegetable List
• Artichoke
• Beetroot +Greens
• Bok/Pak Choy
• Broccoli/Broccolini/Broccoli Rabe
• Brussel Sprouts
• Cabbage (Red/Green/Chinese)
• Capsicum
• Carrot +Greens
• Cauliflower
• Cavolo Nero
• Celery (Destring)
• Celeriac/Celery Root
• Chard
• Chicory/Radicchio
• Chickweed
• Collard Greens
• Corn
• Courgette
• Cress
• Cucumber
• Daikon Radish
• Dandelion Greens
• Endive
• Escarole
• Green Bean
• Jicama
• Kale
• Kohlrabi
• Lettuce (Dark Green/Red Leaf Varieties/Romaine)
• Mange Tout
• Mustard Greens
• Okra
• Parsnip (Peel)
• Pea (Green/Snow/Sugar Snap)
• Peppers +Seeds (Banana/Bell/Chili/Jalapeno/Serrano/Hot/Sweet)
• Pumpkin +Seeds
• Radish +Greens
• Rapini
• Rocket/Arugula
• Squash +Seeds
• Swede/Rutabaga
• Sweet Potato (must be cooked)
• Tatsoi
• Tomato
• Turnip +Greens
• Watercress
• Yams
• Zucchini

Beans are also safe for birds BUT they must be washed and cooked prior to feeding them to your parrot.


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White Capped Pionus


White Capped Pionus are approximately 9 to 10 inches in length, they are generally green with a yellowish green on the underside and a white cap on their forehead as well as a white patch under their chin and throat. The rest of the head is blue and the breast has olive-brown feathers edged with darker purplish-blues, gradually turning green across the abdomen. The have an assortment of colors on their wings ranging from browns to blues and violets. The beak is a horn color, the eye is dark brown to an orangish color circled by a light pinkish-white eye ring, and they have pink legs.

The White Capped Pionus is sweet, gentle, affectionate and relatively easy-going. They are also feisty and comical. And seem to strive to entertain their owners with their clownish behavior. Because of their muted colors, many times they get over-looked for a more colorful bird. However, the White Capped Pionus make great family pets and should be seen for the wonderful qualities that they possess.

The White Capped Pionus is fairly intelligent as well. With repetition, they will pick up tricks quite easily. White Capped Pionus tend to be very active and do require a larger cage with plenty of toys to keep their minds active and to avoid unwanted behaviors due to boredom. Suitable toys would consist of chewing and foraging toys.

woodtoy foraging

While not known for their talking ability, the White Capped Pionus is a better talker than other Pionus species. They will pick up a few words and will repeat them back in their little raspy voices.

The White Capped Pionus is a relatively quiet bird so can be considered suitable for apartment living. Like any parrot, they may have times where they may be louder…generally around sunrise and sunset.

Some White Capped Pionus are prone to vitamin A deficiency. So, along with a good pellet diet such as Goldn’obles or a good seed diet like ABBA 2200, it is important to offer them fresh vegetable containing Vitamin A, cabbage, broccoli, peas and carrots would be a great start. It is important to remember that fresh foods do spoil. So, offer them for an hour to an hour and a half each day and remove and discard any uneaten food.

Golden Cockatoo is located in Deerfield Beach, FL and conveniently located between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Delray, Boynton and West Palm Beach, Florida. We look forward to seeing you!

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Blue Throated Conures

The Blue Throated Conure, also known as a Red-Rumped Conure, is a bird of many colors. Words simply can’t describe the beautiful array of colors in their plumage. The Blue Throated Conure’s colors range from dark brown, red, maroon, green, yellow and blue. Although they are said to be a cousin of the Green Cheeked Conure, the similarity stops with their size.

Male Blue Throated Conure and his two babies.

Unlike many other Conures, the Blue Throated Conure is a great apartment bird because they are relatively quiet. The Blue Thoated Conure is highly intelligent and very inquisitive. While they can pick up a few words and phrases and repeat them back in their squeaky little voices, their strength lies in learning tricks and keeping their owners entertained with chattering and comedic playing!


The Blue Throated Conure is also very affectionate and makes a great family pet. However, we do recommend that small children are supervised at all times when handling any bird. Due to the intelligence and inquisitive nature of the Blue Throated Conure, it’s also very important to offer them a variety of chewing and foraging toys such. These little birds also like to sleep in either a nest box or tent and you will find that they may seek comfort in them .


In the wild, the Blue Throated Conure’s diet consists of tree fruits, seeds, flowers and berries. So, it’s very important to offer them a well-rounded and varied diet at home. Their diet should consist of a good seed mix such as (ABBA or Island Treat) or pellets -(ZuPreem natural would be a great choice), sprouted seeds and fruits and vegetables on a daily basis.

The Blue-Throated Conure is highly sought, but rarely seen, as a pet because they are on Appendix 1 of the CITES list, making them a protected species. As well, they are on the National Endangered Species list. As such, they can only be offered to Florida residents (since Golden Cockatoo is in Florida-they are not permitted to go across state lines for commercial business unless one has special permit.) These Conures are extremely rare and can only be seen in perhaps one other bird store in the USA, but we doubt it. Sought after by breeders, this is indeed a rare opportunity to have a Blue Throated Conure. As of July 20, 2016, Golden Cockatoo had two males available for the right homes.

Come in and check them out! The Blue Throated Conure would be a great addition to anyone’s flock, especially if you are a discriminating aviculturist!

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African Senegal Parrots


African Senegal Parrots  (often referred to as Sennies by their owners) are prized for their good nature, quietness and calm temperament. They have great personalities and tend to become very attached to their “humans.” Senegals are comical little birds and can very often be found hanging upside down from a perch or the top of their cage. They are highly trainable and will pick up a trick or two quite quickly.


Although Senegals are not known for their talking ability, there are some that will learn to talk quite well. Senegals do pick up on sounds quite easily. So, don’t be surprised if you hear your microwave beep or your phone ring, only to find out it was your Senegal behind the mad dash you made in response to the sound. Senegals are not screamers and tend to give a high pitched whistle if something startles them or they want attention. For that reason, unlike many of the larger parrots, they make great apartment birds.

Due to the attachment that Senegals form with their humans it’s very important to set aside time each day for your Sennie. Otherwise, your Senegal may resort to destructive behavior such as feather mutilation due to depression or just plain boredom.

Close-up view of a Senegal Parrot (Poicephalus senegalus)

Senegals are about 9” long, have a fairly large head and beak, they have a grey head, black beak, green back and throat and yellow to orange belly and rump. The green and yellow on their chest form a V shape where they meet.


Senegals love to chew so it’s important to provide them with plenty of wood toys, and because they are stong chewers, feel free to provide them with a few wood toys made for larger birds…you will be surprised how quickly they will whittle them down. Due to the Senegal’s acrobatic and clownish ways…a few plastic chains and swings are also a great addition for them.


As with any parrots, it’s important to provide them with a high quality seed diet such as ABBA 1400 African Grey/Senegal food and/or pelleted diet such as Zupreem Natural Maintenance Pellets or Caitec Oven Fresh Bites along with fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Golden Cockatoo is located in Deerfield Beach, FL and conveniently located between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Delray, Boynton and West Palm Beach, Florida. We look forward to seeing you!

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Yellow Naped Amazons

Amazon Stepping Up Amazon ParrotYellow Naped Amazons are very popular as pets due to their talking ability, intelligence and clownish personalities. Yellow Napes, like other Amazons, have an amazing quality and clarity of speech (very human-like). At times, they seem to understand the meaning behind their words and you may be surprised at what they say or how they respond to you. It is very important to watch what you say around Yellow Naped Amazons as they quickly and easily pick it up new words and if they learn a word or phrase that you don’t like, it will be hard, if not impossible, to remove them from their vocabulary.

Yellow Naped Amazons thrive on social interaction. So, it’s important to set aside some time with them each day for snuggling and playing, not only to keep them from falling into destructive behaviors, but to maintain the bond between you and your bird.

While Yellow Naped Amazons aren’t as noisy as some other Amazons, they have their moments and may not be suited for someone who lives in an apartment community.

IMG_5306Amazon Parrot

Because Yellow Naped Amazons are highly intelligent, it’s important to provide plenty of toys and/or entertainment for your Nape. Foraging toys offer them a challenge and can keep them amused for hours. As with most parrots, it’s also important to satisfy their natural need to chew. So, a variety of wood toys will also be appreciated by your Nape.

woodtoy foraging

Yellow Naped Amazons are stocky birds that are predominantly green with a yellow band across their lower nape and neck. They have a dark grey beak and grey feet.

The Yellow Naped Amazon’s natural diet consists of fruits, berries, greens, nuts and seeds. So, it’s also very important to offer them a well-balanced diet in their home environment. We suggest a diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, a good pellet diet such as Zupreem Natural Maintenance for Large Parrots or Caitec Oven Fresh Bites, as well as a good seed mix such as Island Treat Natures Garden Blend or ABBA Heavenly Hookbill.


If you are looking for a pet that has a great talking ability and who have a bit of an independent side, an Amazon may be the bird for you and the Yellow Naped Amazon is a great choice!

Golden Cockatoo is conveniently located between Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach at 360 South Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach, FL.  Stop in and visit, play or snuggle with our babies!  They would love it!

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Severe Macaws


Severe macaws are one of the largest of the mini macaws. Their life span is approximately 30 years – and even longer in some cases.  They are friendly and comical and have an impressive speaking ability. Most severe macaws will have a vocabulary of several words and phrases and some may pick up words so quickly you will find yourself watching everything you say around them.   It’s often been said that Severe macaws are large macaws trapped in mini bodies.

Like their larger cousins, severe macaws are highly intelligent and need plenty of toys and free time to keep them from getting bored and developing unwanted behaviors such as screaming or feather mutilation. Therefore, they do require a good amount of mental stimulation.  They will need several toys in their cages (and on their stands) as well as a good amount of “people time” to keep them from getting bored. Severe macaws should be given plenty of “free” or “out of cage” time.  Two to four hours of free time per day is preferred for these active little birds.  They can do tricks and actually pick them up quite easily.  Severe macaws are curious, fun little birds. However, their curiosity may get them in trouble at times – so be sure to keep an eye on your severe when he or she is outside their cage.

Severe Macaw

Severe macaws are also avid chewers.  So, a variety of wood toys can provide hours of entertainment and will help to keep their beak trimmed in a more natural way.  Not to say that your bird won’t need an occasional beak trim, but wooden toys will help to keep it at a natural and healthy length.

Severe macaws can become one-person birds so it’s very important that they are socialized at a young age with everyone in the household.  They are more nervous than their larger cousins, so introducing a new person into their lives will require time and patience.  However, they bond quickly with their owners.  So, it’s a good rule of thumb to have everyone in the house set aside some time to play and interact with your bird on a daily basis.

Severe Macaw

Severe macaws are mainly an iridescent green with dark chestnut patches on their foreheads and beaks.  They have a blue crown and red patches on the edges of their wings.  Their tail feathers are blue with red undersides.  Severes can reach up to 18 inches in length – of that – about half is their tail.


Like their larger macaw cousins, Severe macaws require a diet higher in fat than most birds.  A well rounded diet includes a good seed mix such as Island Treat Nature’s Garden Blend for Parrots or ABBA 1300 Large Hookbill, pellets such as ZuPreem Natural Maintenance for Medium to Large Parrots, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables.

Stop in and visit our Severe Macaw babies.  Golden Cockatoo is located in Deerfield Beach, FL and conveniently located between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Delray, Boynton and West Palm Beach, Florida.  We look forward to seeing you!

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Queen of Bavaria Conures also known as Golden Conures

Queen of Bavaria Conures, also known as Golden Conures, are considered the most beautiful of all conures.  They are one of the larger conures, their bodies are a brilliant yellow and their lower wing feathers are green.  Young Queen of Bavaria Conures will have green feathers dispersed throughout their yellow body feathers; however as they get older they will lose the green body feathers, leaving their body a solid brilliant, bright yellow.  Queen of Bavaria conures have horn colored beaks and pink legs and feet.

Queen of Bavaria conures are on the endangered species list which makes them more expensive that other conures.  Although people who own these wonderful birds readily admit that they are well worth their price.


Domestic hand-fed babies make excellent pets. They are fun, affectionate and quite intelligent, making them very easy to train.  They will learn tricks and may also pick up a several words or phrases.  As a rule, Queen of Bavaria conures are not aggressive.  They tend to be very sweet and even-tempered and are far less likely to bite than other conures.  Queen of Bavaria conures are highly sought after due to their amazing personalities.

foraging woodtoy

Due to their intelligence, Queen of Bavaria conures can become bored quite easily so it’s important to keep them busy with plenty of toys – chewing and foraging toys would be best for this busy conure. Toys meant for medium sized birds are best suited for a Queen.  A roomy cage is a must for the Queen of Bavaria unless they are going to be let out of the cages for extended periods of time. Golden conures are prone to feather mutilation so we can’t stress enough how important it is to keep them entertained and busy.

zupreem islandtreat

As far as the diet for a Queen of Bavaria, they will eat a variety of sprouts, seeds, nuts, fruits, vegetables, and commercial pellets.  We recommend ZuPreem Natural Maintenance for Medium to Large birds or Goldenfeast Organic Goldn’obles I.  If you are looking for a seed diet, Island Treat Conure Nature’s Garden Blend or ABBA 2200 would be a great start for a well-rounded diet, as well as Goldenfeast Fruits ‘N Nuts Plus.

Like most conures, the Queen of Bavaria can be very vocal at times mainly when they are playing or excited or at sunrise or sunset, so they may not be suited for apartment living.  However, as compared to a sun conure, they are much, much less vocal and vocalize less frequently.  As well, Queens are fairly decent talkers and have the ability to learn several words and phrases.

Queen of Bavaria conures can only be purchased in the state in which you live because they are on the National Endangered Species List. We are only able to sell them to Florida residents or do a “breeder’s trade” across state lines.  However, if you are interested in one it’s important to let us know.  At times they are sold before they even arrive in the store.  They are THAT sought after.  We currently have a few babies in the store….be sure to stop in and see them if you are in the area.  If you are a bird lover, it’s one bird that you don’t want to miss!  They are amazing!

Stop in and visit our Queen of Bavaria babies.  Golden Cockatoo is located in Deerfield Beach, FL and conveniently located between Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Delray, Boynton and West Palm Beach, Florida.  We look forward to seeing you!

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Green Cheek Conures


Green Cheek Conures are one of the pyrrhura subspecies of conures.  This subspecies are known as the quiet conures (as compared to Sun Conures which can be described in many ways, quiet not being one of them).  These conures are affectionate, fun-loving clowns. They are the perfect pet for both adults and children. They are as cute as they are comical. Green Cheek Conures love to hang from the top of their cages, dance, play on their backs and if you don’t have a grate at the bottom of your cage…don’t be surprised if you find them under their paper! Green Cheek Conures also make great apartment pets. They tend to be relatively quiet birds with gravely little voices. Although they are not known to be “great” talkers they do tend to pick up a word or two. Unlike some birds, Green Cheek Conures are as happy to play by themselves as they are to spend time with their family. Although they aren’t easily bored – different toys should be offered to keep them amused. Foot, foraging and chew toys are great for these little birds and will keep them entertained for hours.

While all Green Cheek Conures have white rings around their eyes, there are several different color mutations of the Green Cheek Conure:


NormalNormal Green Cheek Conures are primarily green, with a grey scalloped chest, red tail feathers with a slight red color on their bellies. The head of the normal green cheek is a dark gray and they have green cheeks (hence the name). Their beaks and feet are gray.


Pied – Pied Green Cheek Conures offer only a slight variation in their color from the normal Green Cheek. They have a few yellow and red feathers dispersed throughout their bodies; however, not enough to be considered a yellow-sided green cheek.


Yellow SidedYellow Sided Green Cheek Conures are beautifully colored. Their chest is a bright yellow and red. They have green wings tipped in blue and a black to gray head with a light gray band at the base. Their feet are pink.


CinnamonCinnamon Green Cheek Conures have light or muted green wings, light blue flight feathers, bright yellow and red chest, maroon tail feathers and a pale gray or silver head. Their feet are pink.


PineapplePineapple Green Cheek Conures have a yellow and red scalloped chest, green wings, tan head with light green and yellow and/or red cheeks. They are named for their yellow and red coloring which is much like a ripe pineapple. They have a horned colored beak and pink feet.


TurquoiseTurquoise Green Cheek Conures are the rarest of the mutations. They are predominantly a muted turquoise to sapphire blue, they have a gray scalloped chest and dark gray head. Their feet and beak are black.

As with any parrot, the Green Cheek Conure needs a well-balanced diet which should include fruits, nuts and vegetables, a good pelleted diet such as Zupreem Natural or Goldenfeast Goldn’obles, as well as a good seed mixture for example ABBA 1200 Small Hookbill or Island Treat Conure Natures Garden Blend.

With the right diet and care, your Green Cheek Conure should remain a loving part of your family for up to 30 years. They are great little birds and worth checking out! Stop in and see and even play with the babies we currently have in the store. You won’t be sorry!

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The Galah or Rose Breasted Cockatoo


Well it’s that time of year again!! THE BABIES ARE IN THE HOUSE!!! We have several different cockatoo babies available including Sulpher Crested Cockatoos, Umbrella Cockatoos and Galah Cockatoo…all super cute and lovable!

In this blog we are going to focus on the Galah Cockatoo – also known as the Rose Breasted Cockatoo.  Galah Cockatoos make a wonderful, entertaining pets.   While they are able to talk quite clearly, consistency is the key with them.  They are also experts at mimicking sounds.  We had a Galah come in to Golden Cockatoo on consignment that mimicked a human cough so well that the staff would look at one another for signs of illness!  It took us awhile to realize where the sound was actually coming from!


Galah Cockatoos tend to be more independent than other cockatoos.  Like most cockatoos, Galahs do enjoy the company of their “humans” – yet unlike some other cockatoo species, they are just as happy playing alone.  They are extremely playful and intelligent and should be offered foraging toys as well as wooden toys and branches to chew on in order to keep them entertained.   Galah Cockatoos tend to be quieter than other cockatoos.  However, as with any Cockatoo, we do not recommend them as apartment birds.


Umbrella Cockatoo with one of the many toys we have available.

While juvenile Galah Cockatoos are hard to sex by sight, it is possible to sex adult galahs (around 2-3 years of age) with a fair amount of certainty – by eye color.  The adult male cockatoo will have a dark brown (almost black) iris while the female will have a lighter brown or red iris.  In general, Galahs are about 14 inches long and weigh between 270–350 grams. They have a pale grey to mid-grey back, a pale grey rump, a pink face and chest, a light pink crest and a bone colored beak.

Galah Cockatoos are prone to fatty tumors so it’s important to feed them a well-balanced, low fat diet consisting of no more than 20% sunflower seed.   A great diet for them would include fresh fruits and vegetables as well as a good pellet diet such as Zupreem Natural Pellets or Goldn’Obles Organic Diet; or a good seed mix such as those offered by ABBA or Island Treat.

If your Galah is provided love and attention and a good nutritional diet, he or she will be a part of your family for a very long time.  They are as entertaining as they are lovable and a great addition to most families.

Stop in and visit our Galah Cockatoo babies. Golden Cockatoo is located in Deerfield Beach, FL and conveniently located between Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Delray, Boynton and West Palm Beach, Florida. We look forward to seeing you!

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Umbrella Cockatoos


Umbrella Cockatoos are considered the most affectionate of all parrots. They love to snuggle and cuddle and will want to spend as much time with their “human” as possible. While they may learn to mimic a few words, they are not considered “great” talkers and will not have the talking ability found in the Congo African Greys. Most of those who have Umbrella Cockatoos acquired them for their affectionate and loving personalities. Because of their natural trick ability, Umbrella Cockatoos are regularly featured in bird shows or television programs.


Umbrella Cockatoos are entirely white at first glance. However, if you startle or excite one, you will see the feathers of its crest pop up, forming a type of “headdress” resembling an umbrella. This is where their name comes from. Under their “umbrella,” the feathers are bright yellow. The underside of their wings and tail is also yellow. They have a bare patch of skin around their eyes which is blue in color. This patch of skin can sometimes help determine an Umbrella’s age since, like humans, this area tends to wrinkle as the birds get older.


It’s important to note that the Umbrella Cockatoo is a powder preening gland. So, if you have someone in your family with allergies, asthma or similar respiratory problems, the Umbrella Cockatoo would not be the bird for you. Their dander creates a fine white powder which may be visible on clothing should you brush against a flat surface, as well as put a fine coating on furniture. If you don’t have a respiratory problem, prefer a bird that is very loving in nature and don’t mind a bit more dusting around the house, the Umbrella Cockatoo may be just the bird you are looking for. Air purifiers will help to keep the dander to a minimum.

Umbrella Cockatoos are very animated and very vocal. They are not recommended for those living in an apartment or similar situation where bird noises may upset neighbors. It is also very important to keep these birds entertained with different toys to test their intelligence in order to decrease their vocalizations. As well, if you do not have at least three hours a day to spend with your umbrella cockatoo then you should consider another species.

zupreme nutrieberries

In the wild, the Umbrella Cockatoo eats a varied diet. It’s important to offer them different foods in a home environment as well. Zupreme Natural Pellets, Lafeber Nutriberries and Island Treat Nature’s Blend or Parrot Pleasure as well as Goldenfeast Fruits and Nuts Plus would be a great base diet. Umbrella Cockatoos should also be offered different fresh fruits, vegetables and nuts as well.

Stop in and visit our Umbrella Cockatoo babies. Golden Cockatoo is located in Deerfield Beach, FL and conveniently located between Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, Delray, Boynton and West Palm Beach, Florida. We look forward to seeing you!

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