Goffin Cockatoos for Sale

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The Goffin Cockatoo can be a charming, playful, and affectionate companion. They are also one of the smallest in the cockatoo family, which makes them even more energetic. Goffin cockatoo is one of the smallest in its family, and one of the funniest and most energetic ones as well.

The Goffin Cockatoo is also known as the Tanimbar Corella (Cacatua goffini), or Goffin’s Corella and is a species of cockatoo endemic to forests of Yamdena, Larat, and Selaru, all islands in the Tanimbar Islands archipelago in Indonesia. The Goffin’s Cockatoo is mostly white with touches of light salmon/pink on either side of their beaks.

Size: The Goffin’s Cockatoo is the smallest Cockatoo species, and is generally between 12 and 13 inches long from the beak to the tip of the tail feathers.

Average Lifespan: These lovely birds can live to be 40 years old, so make sure to have that in mind if you want a Goffin’s cockatoo as a pet.

Age at Maturity: ~2-3 years

Country of Origin: Tenimbar islands of Indonesia

Temperament: The Goffin’s Cockatoos are known to be very active and playful. They can be destructive, but due to their smaller stature, they can’t destroy large things very easily. Because of their playfulness, they need many toys to stimulate them, or else feather plucking could result from boredom. They enjoy time out of the cage and make a beautiful cockatoo for those who can’t spend 100% of their time with their bird. They are not typically aggressive and can be quite cuddly at times.

Talking Ability: Poor

Noise Level: Moderate

Cage Requirements: 24″ x 36″; bar spacing 5/8″ to 7/8″

Care and Feeding

A varied natural diet that consists of different fruits, seeds, nuts, and palm flowers, is closely resembled in the standard commercial seed mixes designed for cockatoos. This should be supplemented with the regular addition of fresh fruits and vegetables, such as spinach, kale, cabbage, apples, oranges, and bananas. As these cockatoos are avid chewers, a cuttlebone is a smart choice – it helps keep the beak trimmed, and serves as an essential dose of calcium and other vitamins.