Cockatoo habits - Care for a cockatoo - Incubating cockatoo eggs

Care For A Cockatoo

Cockatoo is a good option for bird lovers who want to keep a pet at home. They are social, cute, charming and adorable and can prove to be best friends to man. Their feathers are usually of one color but they are notable for their crests. They require extreme care and demand lot of attention.More...

Cockatoo Habits

Cockatoo Habits

Cockatoos living in natural habitat can survive for 80 years or more if they are larger in size. The smaller species live for about 40 years. However, if kept in captivity, cockatoos tend to die at a younger age.

Smaller cockatoos include the Goffin's as well as the Lesser Sulfur Crested variety. Larger species include Greater Sulfur Crested cockatoos, umbrella as well as Moluccan varieties. The size of the cockatoos vary anywhere between 12 and 27 inches.More...

 

Incubating Cockatoo Eggs

Incubating Cockatoo Eggs

Some cockatoo breeder pairs are poor parents and hence, they do not incubate their eggs properly. Some of them break the eggs or eat them before they hatch; others bury them and abandon the eggs. Some of them even kill the chicks when they are born. In these cases, the owners can protect the eggs by pulling it away from the cage and hatch them by artificial incubation.

Natural incubation is any day better and it should go on for two weeks. Check how the breeder pair handles the eggs. If the egg is not being properly taken care off, then you need to shift it to the artificial incubator.More...