The Lesser Sulphur Crested cockatoo is originally found on Sulawesi and Lesser Sunda Islands. These islands are part of East Timor and Indonesia and are home to many exotic parrots.
Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo is a medium-sized bird, and these birds share their general appearance with other close related cockatoo breeds. The adults reach an average length of 13 inches (34 centimeters), and both sexes are almost identical. They have all the visual traits of cockatoos – the prominent, bulging forehead, a stubby beak, distinct eyes, and the iconic crest. Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoos also have a remarkable wingspan, so ensure plenty of free space for your pet.
Personality & Behavior
There are so many traits that make cockatoos a loved pet all over the world. Always ready for fun and goofing off, they can also be very affectionate and bonding, with a large appetite for cuddling. The only thing that might require your patience is the level of noise we mentioned. A good amount of toys can do well do keep your pet occupied and entertained, but remember that it can’t replace social interaction. Provided that you don’t mind the loud nature of these birds, the sweet and friendly Lesser Sulphur Crested Cockatoo can make a wonderful companion.
Care and Feeding
In the wild, these cockatoos thrive on a variety of insects, seeds, flower buds, and fruits. A seed-based mix for cockatoos will be an excellent choice for your pet’s diet. But it won’t be enough. Most of the essential vitamins and proteins are found in added fruits and vegetables. So don’t hesitate to introduce apples, oranges, cabbage, and carrots to their diet. Cockatoos have powerful beaks that sometimes need trimming. A natural, affordable, and healthy way to do this is with a cuttlebone.