Atterimus Black Palm Cockatoo Parrot
Physical Description: Black Palm Cockatoos, as their name implies, are smoky black or grey in color. They are the largest of the Cockatoos - just as tall as a Moluccan, though they are not quite as stout. Their crest is phenomenal, having long, thin feathers that stand on end. And, unlike other Cockatoos that extend this crest only when surprised or excited, the Black Palm Cockatoo almost always has its crest on display! The area from their eyes, along their cheeks, all the way to the beak is bare skin, rather like a Macaw. But the startling thing about this is that the skin is bright red! Their tongues are black and red as well.
Average Lifespan: 40 – 80 years
Sexing: The sexes differ only in eye color, though all juvenile birds will appear to be female. After they have reached maturity (typically around 5 years of age) the females will retain a brown iris, while the males will turn almost black. The darker the iris, the more likely it is to be male.
Origin: Indonesia and the northern-most tip of Australia Trainability: Domestic hand-fed babies make excellent pets for dedicated caregivers. Arguably, these parrots are among the most affectionate animals on the planet! And, unlike other Cockatoos, the Black Palm is not so codependent and needy. They are able to entertain themselves with their toys for long periods of time, which is very different from other Cockatoo species. Although the Black Palm Cockatoo is more independent than other Cockatoos, they will still require a good deal of attention. If you are unable to devote at least 4 - 6 hours of quality time to your parrot each day, then a Cockatoo is not for you. They are extremely playful birds, though most Black Palms are mellower than other Cockatoo species. Anything and everything is a toy to them – especially if you don’t want them to have it. For this reason, we recommend a large variety of toys and plenty of supervision during play time. They can learn to speak, but are often quiet, and difficult to understand. Black Palm Cockatoos will typically develop a small vocabulary of 5 or 6 of their favorite words and phrases.
Loudness: Cockatoos are among the loudest of the parrot species, but we’ve noticed that the Black Palms do not get nearly as loud as the other Cockatoos. We still do not recommend them for apartment living, and would prefer to see them to go a home where they will have safe access to the great outdoors on a regular basis.
Pricing: Black Palm Cockatoos are extremely rare, and lay only one egg per year. The breeding success rate of these birds is very low. For this reason, they are expensive parrots. Feel free to call our store at (954) 725-0088 for pricing and availability if you are interested in purchasing one.
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