are "people" birds, the Umbrella is arguably the friendliest of
all Cockatoos. The owner should not give the Umbrella more attention
when it is young than they can manage to give it later, as this
will give them great problems as the bird matures. It is also very
important that the breeder when hand-rearing these birds gets the
must be taught at an early age that it must entertain themselves
sometimes. They may become very demanding and begin screaming,
or, even biting, to get attention. This undesirable behaviour can
be avoided by teaching simple commands, and making sure the cockatoo
learns to respond to the commands given them. As with all parrots
it is important for them to know you are the boss. Umbrella Cockatoos
are emotional birds needing a lot of attention, so only consider
one as a pet if you have the time to give them.
Cockatoos are not good "talkers", however they will more
than make up for this with their affectionate and friendly personalities.
This is a parrot that will normally be friendly with anyone. Umbrellas
love to cuddle, and seem to enjoy any attention that they can get.
They love walking around the floor and find everything interesting.
Often having 'fights' with feet, they love it if you join in!
They are just as good with children as adults.