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Breeder Specializing in Macaws, including Hyacinth Macaw

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Moluccan Cockatoo

The Moluccan Cockatoo is one of the largest of the cockatoo species, and may attain a total length of 20-22 inches. Moluccan.jpg It ranges from almost white to peach in color. The baby pictured displays a lot of peach and will darken as he gets older. The Moluccan Cockatoo is a one of the more affectionate, intelligent and emotional of the cockatoos. Because he is very cuddly and affection he can very easily be spoiled as a baby, and can become very demanding., and begin screaming to get attention.

Moluccan Cockatoos have the reputation of very vocal, but they don't have to be. They are the result of their upbringing. It is essential that they learn to play and entertain themselves as babies. This does not mean to say that they should not be cuddled and shown that they are loved. It just means that Moluccan Cockatoos must learn to entertain themselves. Routines must be avoided, and toys provided so that they have other outlets for their curiosity and playfulness. A routine that is suddenly deviated from, for any reason, is not usually understood and may be met with a screaming rebellion. A pet Moluccan Cockatoo can be a constant source of entertainment and companionship. They are extremely intelligent, and learn behaviors, both positive and negative, very easily. To the pet owner, this may be a detriment or an advantage, depending on their understanding of parrots.