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Physical Description: Hawk headed parrots, also known as “Hawk Heads,” are extremely unique and unusual parrots. They are easily recognized by their beautiful, multi- colored “headdress” which will flare up or down, depending on the bird’s mood. When startled, they will often flare out their headdress in the hopes of scaring away predators. The feathers on the back of a Hawk Head are green, while the feathers on the chest and headdress are bright red and blue. Their heads are typically brown/gray with grayish striping along the eyes. Hawk Headed Parrots have black beaks and brown/orange eyes. They are truly a striking parrot.
Average Lifespan: 30 – 40 years
Sexing: Sexing these birds requires a DNA test, as they are not sexually dimorphic (you cannot tell the sex just by looking at them). Female Hawk Headed Parrots are particularly rare so it is usually a safe bet to assume the sex is male.
Origin: South America
Trainability: Domestic hand-fed babies make excellent pets. They are very similar to Amazons, but (typically) without the bite and unpredictability. Hawk Heads are playful and outgoing, and learn to speak quite easily; they have cute, quiet, high toned voice. Hawk Heads tend to bond very strongly with their primary caretaker or their immediate family, but this can be avoided with plentiful interaction from willing volunteers. They can become extremely aggressive, particularly after 2-3 years. They may exhibit aggressive behavior to visitor, and have known to fly at the faces of people whom they do not recognize (flying Pit Bull). However, they are generally very affectionate and friendly with immediate family members residing in the same house.
Loudness: Hawk Headed Parrots can be somewhat loud, and have a raucous call when they are irritated with something. If you don’t mind a little noise then they will be fine. But, if you are sensitive to noise (or have nosey neighbors who are) you might do better with a different species of bird.
Health Guarantee of Our Birds
We have the strongest bird guarantee in the country, and more importantly, we stand behind our guarantee. The guarantee is simple: We guarantee that we are selling you a perfectly healthy bird. To verify that guarantee, within five days you need to go to an Avian Vet and get any and all testing you prefer to do on your bird, at your expense. We can guide you as to the tests we suggest. If the results are not perfect but the bird can be easily treated, then we pay for all medications and all treatment. If the results are unacceptable then we either replace your bird or refund 100% of the purchase price of your bird, at our option.
Bird Guarantee only lasts for the first five days
Since we have 100% control over the bird's environment at our store, but have no control over the bird once it leaves, we can only guarantee the bird for the first five days. We guarantee that when the bird leaves the store that it has been properly socialized, and that it is 100% healthy. Your new bird has been given an excellent start here at Golden Cockatoo, and it is now your responsibility to properly care for your bird. We are always here to help you take the best care of your bird with the biggest variety and best quality bird products available in the world.
Lifetime Guarantee on our Birds
We guarantee that if during your lifetime, you are no longer able to properly care for your bird, or give your bird the attention it need's, we will accept the bird back on consignment and will find another great home for your bird. We do take a 40% commission and charge a nominal daily fee to feed and clean, but you can rest assured that you always have a place for your bird should the need arise. We are the only store in Florida to offer this guarantee as of the year 2000.
All Livestock are not eligible for Free Shipping. All live birds require the purchase of our $250 VIP (Very Important Parrot) package