Most affectionate Cockatoo
Physical Description: Umbrella Cockatoos are entirely white at first glance. However, if you startle or excite one, you will see the feathers of its crest pop up, forming a type of “headdress” resembling an umbrella. This is where their name comes from. Under their “umbrella,” the feathers are bright yellow. The underside of their wings and tail is also yellow. They have a bare patch of skin around their eyes which is blue in color. This patch of skin can sometimes help determine an Umbrella’s age since, like humans, this area tends to wrinkle as the birds get older.
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: The islands of Central and Northern Moluccas Trainability: 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. If you are unable to devote at least 4 hours of quality time to your parrot each day, then an Umbrella 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 for your Umbrella Cockatoo and plenty of supervision during play time. They can learn to speak, but are often difficult to understand. Umbrellas will typically develop a small vocabulary of 5 or 6 of their favorite words and phrases.
Loudness: Cockatoos, especially Umbrellas, are among the loudest of the parrot species, so if you’re sensitive to noise we would suggest looking into another species. These are certainly not apartment pets.
Pricing: Umbrella Cockatoos are moderately priced. Feel free to call our store at 877-775-BIRD (2473)for 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.