About Us Store Hours Address Staff

Golden Cockatoo Contact Information


Contact us via email: goldencockatoo@gmail.com

By standard mail:
Golden Cockatoo
360 S Powerline Rd
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442


Store Hours:
Monday - Friday: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday: 11:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Sunday: 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Groomings by appointment only

STORE PHONE: 954-725-0088
For avian emergencies outside our store hours we suggest calling Backos Bird Clinic 954-427-0777 (Deerfield Beach).

Everyone that is employed with The Golden Cockatoo must own at least one bird. Most of us have several. Birds are a part of our family now and forever.

In order to educate ourselves, we continue to attend all major trade shows, we have visited numerous manufacturers and breeders, and have acquired the best industry training available (Richard Horvitz and Ian Brown, the store owners, as well as Katie Calcasola and Deborah Joslin are all Certified Avian Specialists; Ruth Pfeiffer and Samantha Horvitz are studying to get their CAS).

We strive to provide our birds with the healthiest food, safest toys, and most social environment. Each day we rotate all birds out of their cage to spend time on our natural hanging wood floor-stands, so they can play 'king of the tree' with their buddies and learn to socialize with others birds (and you!  YES WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO PROPERLY HANDLE THE BIRDS!  If you are unsure how to do so, then just ask any staff member and they will teach you how to properly approach, pick up and interact with parrots!). 

 Golden Cockatoo's Staff

Golden Cockatoo is a "click and brick" retailer/wholesaler (Celebrating our 28th anniversary!) who specializes in hand fed (syringe, NOT tube, fed) exotic birds and parrots, finches, canaries, and their accessories.

We have over 700 different toys in stock with the emphasis on SAFETY!  Recently, we have added a very unique, safe, and new Bird Toy line that is a great value (Cheap) for the safety materials and design compared to similar toys, and these are the toys from Birds LOVE, take a look!  They also have an AWESOME bird food newly released and highly rated, Birds LOVE Natural Garden Blends.  And, perches too!  Yes, it's just like our private brand available to all of you through Golden Cockatoo!

We carry most food lines with an emphasis on Lafeber's Nutir-Berries, Birds LOVE Natural Garden Blend, Volkman Avian Science, Goldenfeast, Zupreem, Kaytee, Higgins, Pretty Bird,  Harrison Bird Diet, Cede, Oven Fresh Bites, Baked Birdie Bites, and Roudybush.

We are an authorized dealer for first quality cages, featuring the best, safest cages such as HQ Cages. 

Also, we carry the best cage, rolling, and tabletop natural wood perches, made from natural and  sandblasted dragon wood. Natural wood is a must - the varying diameter of natural wood gives birds' feet the proper exercise. Wooden dowels cause muscle atrophy and arthritis from the lack of range of motion in the feet. 

We also have Birds LOVE Bottlebrush perches, the best wood cage perches on the market!

Golden Cockatoo was established in 1985, under current ownership since 1996.

We have over 12,000 unique customers, mostly building the business by word of mouth referrals. Bird ownership is a prerequisite for employment at Golden Cockatoo, so you can be sure that whoever you speak with has first hand knowledge of bird ownership.

We all need to take care of our birds - they have no one else but us.

In a perfect world, the rainforests would remain intact, and there would be no need to establish breeding programs, or buy property in the native countries where the wild parrots currently live, in order to perpetuate the many species which are now on the road to extinction.  If you have the resources to do so, then please do so!

However, we do not live in a perfect world, and it is almost certain that many of the parrots living in their natural habitat would be extinct within 20 years were it not for (1) domestic breeding programs (regardless of what one Greenpeace founder says), and (2) the outright purchasing of the actual habitat of these Parrots so that they remain in the wild (like the Nature Conservancy). Without credible, honest retailers and breeders, most domestically raised birds lead miserable lives, dying from neglect. Please make sure you understand the responsibilities of bird ownership before committing to take a parrot home. They can live up to 60 years (make sure to properly modify your Last Will and Testament), and it is best for them to stay in same household.

We turn away many people who love the beauty of exotic birds and/or want a parrot that talks, but do not understand the intelligence and corresponding interaction required on a daily basis to keep these incredible creatures happy.

The truth has built our business.

Sure, we "sell" birds.

But we like to think of it as "placing" birds in good homes.

Our mission is to provide money to the breeders who are instrumental in perpetuating the species by educating people and placing these domestically raised birds in great, loving homes.


So the children will always be able to see real, live parrots in person, and we won't be telling them stories that start with, "I remember when they flew in the rainforests...."

And, we are always looking for great people to add to our staff as we grow. We offer a great working environment, a SIMPLE IRA plan, health insurance, and bonuses (plus the famous South Florida weather). Just email or call us to see if we have an opening.