Monday, November 21, 2011

citron cockatoos

Length: 33cms/13 inches
Weight: 300-400 grams
Life span: 50-60 years
Incubation: 26 days
Age at weaning: 12 weeks
Age at maturity: 2-3 years
Natural habitat: Indonesian Islands including Celebes, Buton, Timoh and Sunda Islands.

The Citron Crested Cockatoo inhabits open woodlands, edges of forests and cultivated fields. They are often seen in villages perched in coconut palms and are generally seen in pairs and small flocks.

They are noisy, conspicuous birds, their white plumage standing out when they are foraging among the fresh green of young cornfields. Their plumage is not so noticeable during the dry season.

They regularly feed in the treetops where large numbers will congregate. Their diet consists of seed, nuts, berries, fruit and blossoms.

They nest in tree hollows and a normal clutch is 2 eggs.

Pet potential: Citroen Cockatoos are intelligent birds, quick to learn, lively and outgoing. Like all Cockatoos they can be very demanding and may become neurotic if their need for attention is ignored. They need lots of toys to play with, and chew, to keep them busy, they love nothing more than a good swing from a rope! Citroen Cockatoos are dusty birds and will benefit from a daily spray, they are not suitable as a pet for young children.

Talking ability: Good

Noise level: Moderate

Cage requirements: Minimum 3 x 2.6 x 4 foot

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