Ducorps Cockatoo Parrot



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Physical Description:
These are small Cockatoos – only slightly larger than a Goffin’s Cockatoo. They are entirely white, except for a bit of yellow under their wings. Like other Cockatoos, they have a crest which will pop up when they are startled or excited. However, their crest is significantly smaller than that of other Cockatoos, and resembles a shark’s fin rather than a large headdress.
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.

Origin: Solomon Islands

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. Although the Ducorps Cockatoo is slightly more independent than other Cockatoos, they still need a lot of attention. If you are unable to devote at least 3 hours of quality time to your parrot each day, then a Ducorps 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. After weaning, it is common for these cockatoos to retain their fairly obnoxious baby cry for up to two months. This is, unfortunately, normal, so be aware that you will need to deal with this noise for around two months. After around two months, the noise and crying just stops. Ducorps can learn to speak, but are often difficult to understand. Ducorps 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 Ducorps Cockatoo as a pet is their ability to bite. It has been said that these Cockatoos tend to act more like African Greys, and are more easily spooked than other Cockatoos. As with all birds, fear can sometimes lead to biting. 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 the parrot species, so if you’re sensitive to noise we would suggest looking into other types of parrots. While the Ducorps Cockatoo may not be as loud as some of the larger Cockatoos, they are still not apartment pets.

Pricing: Ducorps Cockatoos are moderately priced. Feel free to call our store at (954) 725-0088 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.