Red Tailed Black Cockatoos for Sale

  • $8,000.00
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The Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is charming in every aspect. A lot of people are fascinated by the exotic and magnificent appearance – Red-tailed Black Cockatoo makes a silly yet calm pet and is not as noisy as other cockatoos. They adapt to most conditions better than any different black cockatoo breed and make the best household pets.

Native Region/Natural Habitat
Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is one of the most recognizable parrots of Australia.

Personality & Behavior
 Red-tailed Black Cockatoo can become very affectionate, especially if raised from a young age. They have a few differences in personality when compared to other cockatoos, and are much calmer and friendly. As they are brilliant, these birds will surprise you with their inquisitive side, and won’t hesitate to explore and investigate. Red-tailed Black Cockatoo is a beautiful pet parrot – even though they are rare in aviculture. The main reason for this is their often steep price, which comes from their exotic appearance and great personality. But many owners would agree – it’s worth it!

Care and Feeding

Today, we have a great variety of commercial seed-based mixes that are designed especially for cockatoos. This is the best choice when starting a balanced diet for your pet. But to complete it, you will need to add a regular amount of nuts such as almonds, walnuts, and pine nuts. They are a big part of their diet in the wild. They function as tasty treats and sources of essential nutrients, as well. Make sure that their food is always fresh, and the remnants quickly removed to prevent spoiling.

Speech and Sounds

We all know that cockatoos have a reputation for being extremely noisy, loud, and difficult to tolerate to some. Red-tailed Black Cockatoo owes this to its calm personality. Their natural calls are drawn out “caws” and “kree” sounds, and they often sound cute and goofy. It is a well-known fact that a happy cockatoo with his needs fulfilled will be much quieter in general. When raised from a young age, these parrots can even learn a few words to repeat.

Health and Common Conditions

Birds of this size are well known for their longevity, durability, and strength. A properly cared for Red-tailed Black Cockatoo can live from 50 to 100 years, which makes them a lifelong commitment and a companion for more than one family generation. A parrot must have a lot of interaction, plenty of free space, sufficient natural light, and a carefully prepared diet. You should also provide them with fresh, untreated branches which they will love to chew and break apart. Their extremely powerful beaks can open a coconut – and they will require the practice!