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Physical Description: The lesser Sulfur-crested Cockatoo is slightly smaller than a Sulfur-crested, though otherwise similar in appearance. They are both entirely white, with the exception of the bright yellow feathers of the crest. The underside of their wings and tail is also yellow.
Sulphur Crested Cockatoos are considered a medium to medium-large parrot, standing roughly 15 inches tall. They are entirely white from head to toe, with the exception of the bright yellow feathers of their crest and the underside of their wings and tail. This contrast of white and brilliant yellow makes the Sulphur Crested a very attractive parrot. The skin around their eyes is a soft, pale blue. Their legs, feet and beak are black.
Average Lifespan: 60+ 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 iris of a male bird will turn almost black. The darker the iris, the more likely the parrot is male.
Origin: Indonesia, and some of Southeast Asia
Trainability: Domestic hand-fed babies are loveable and affectionate pets, however, they are also very needy. If you are unable to devote at least 4 hours of quality time with your parrot each day, then a cockatoo is not for you. They are extremely playful and acrobatic. Anything and everything is a toy to them Ė especially if you donít 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 difficult to understand. Sulfur-crested Cockatoos will typically develop a small vocabulary of 5 or 6 of their favorite words and phrases. Something to keep in mind when considering a Sulfur Crested Cockatoo as a pet is their ability to bite. It has been said that these Cockatoos tend to act more like Macaws, and will continually attempt to dominate an inattentive owner. For this reason, we suggest these birds only if you have ample time to devote to them, and are not afraid of receiving an occasional nip from your bird.
Loudness: Cockatoos are among the loudest of all parrot species, so if youíre sensitive to noise we would suggest looking into other types of parrots. They are certainly not apartment pets by any stretch of the imagination.
Pricing: Please call our store at (954) 725-0088 for all pricing and availability.
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