Slender Billed Cockatoo
Physical Description: Slender-billed Cockatoos are roughly the same size as the Ducorps Cockatoo, and somewhat similar in appearance. They are funny-looking birds with crests that are too small and beaks that are too big! Even their coloring is a little funny. They are entirely white or pinkish, except for patches of orange or salmon over their eyes (which looks like a mask) and throat (which looks like a bib). They have the bare, blue patch of skin around their eyes that is typical of Cockatoos.
Average Lifespan: 20 – 30 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.
Train-ability: Domestic hand-fed babies make excellent pet birds for dedicated caregivers. Arguably, these parrots are among the most affectionate animals on the planet! This is wonderful at first, but they quickly become like needy two year olds, craving constant attention and companionship. Although the Slender-billed Cockatoo is much more independent than other Cockatoos, they still need a lot of attention. If you are unable to devote at least 4 hours of quality time to 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 – 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, and are surprisingly good talkers for Cockatoos. Slender-billed Cockatoos will typically develop a decent vocabulary of several favorite words and phrases. They are one of our favorite cockatoos due to their independence, demeanor, and ability to speak. Most people think the look odd; we see them and cute and loveable with big personalities.
Loudness: Cockatoos are among the loudest of the parrot species, so if you’re sensitive to noise we would suggest looking into other types of parrots. While the Slender-billed Cockatoo are not be as loud as some of the larger Cockatoos, in fact they are most likely the quietest, they are still not apartment pets.
Pricing: Slender-billed Cockatoos are rare in the pet trade, and are fairly expensive for this reason. Feel free to call our store at (954) 725-0088 for pricing and availability if you are interested in purchasing one.
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.
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