COCKATOO Cacatua Goffini
beautiful small white cockatoo has distinctive pink feathers on
the forehead around the beak and a little yellow on the under side
of the tail feathers. It's eyes have broad naked and white periophthalmic
rings. The eyes of the male are dark brown (reddish-brown in female),
the beak is light grey and the legs are grey.
Goffin was once thought to be unsuitable as a pet, but this species
is one of the most intelligent and interesting of the cockatoos
and hand-reared babies make excellent pets. This gentle little
cockatoo has a lot to offer as a pet, but like all cocktoos demands
a lot of attention. Do not consider a cockatoo as a pet parrot
unless you can give it the time it needs. Cockatoos often demand
time out of their cages three or four times a day. They demand attention
they love to be petted and enjoy human company. Cockatoos that do
not get the attention they need can become noisy and this can be
a problem for their owners.
cockatoos can often think they are human, so much so that, some
of the larger species can even be afraid of other birds even small
birds! Generally speaking cockatoos do not make the best mimickers
in the parrot kingdom but usually manage a few words or phrases
clearly. They can also produce a lot of 'parrot talk' which they
think is human!!
need a good diet like all parrots, they can become fussy eaters
but always include a good supply of vegetables and fruit in their
diet. Baby hand-reared cockatoos should be weaned onto a balanced
diet of good quality parrot-seed mixture, supplemented with a variety
of fresh vegetables. Cockatoos can eat corn on the cob, carrots,
celery, green beans and peas in their shells. Diced fruit such as
apples, oranges and grapes are also good additions to their diet.
This small cockatoo will make an excellent pet. It has great appeal
and can be a clown too, but remember they need a lot of attention.