Moluccan Cockatoo Parrot



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Physical Description:
Moluccan Cockatoos are entirely pink 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.” Under this “headdress,” the feathers are bright orange and salmon colored. The underside of their wings and tail is yellow, and when all of their feathers go up at once (which is common for this species) you will get quite a fantastic display of color! They have a bare patch of skin around their eyes which is blue in color. This patch of skin can sometimes help determine a Moluccan’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 Southern Moluccan Islands and Eastern Indonesia 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 6 hours of quality time to your parrot each day, then a Moluccan 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 Moluccan Cockatoo and plenty of supervision during play time. They can learn to speak, but are often difficult to understand. Moluccans will typically develop a small vocabulary of 5 or 6 of their favorite words and phrases. Males tend to be more aggressive than females once they reach maturity at around 6-7 years.

Loudness: Moluccan Cockatoos are probably the loudest of all the parrot species, so if you’re sensitive to noise we would suggest looking into another species. These are certainly not apartment pets!

Pricing: Moluccan Cockatoos are fairly expensive birds, depending on your budget. 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.