Moluccan cockatoos are one of the largest white cockatoos. They average about 20 inches in length from the beak to the tip of the tail feathers. The Moluccan cockatoo is a rosy-pink color, with the depth of the pinkness varying per individual. Sweet and affectionate may be understatements when it comes to describing the Moluccan. It’s a bird that loves to be loved and really wants nothing more than someone (bird or person) to be with at all times. Like most cockatoos, Moluccans are incredibly sensitive and can become neurotic and upset when they are neglected.
The Moluccan Cockatoo from beak to tail is 20 inches. They tend to be a tinged pink or salmon color that is more prevalent on their chest, and wings. They also have a black beak.
How long do Moluccan cockatoos live?
Average Lifespan. This species requires a lifetime commitment as they can live up to 70 years.
How do you take care of a Moluccan cockatoo?
How to Care for a Moluccan or Umbrella Cockatoo
Don’t rush into cockatoo ownership.
Choose your cockatoo.
Buy a suitable cage for your Moluccan or Umbrella Cockatoo.
Give your Cockatoo a healthy diet.
Allow your Cockatoo out of his cage every day.
Ensure regular vet care.
Clip your Cockatoo’s wings!
If you bought a baby, prepare for the “teenager” stage.
What does a Moluccan cockatoo eat?
Cockatoos, depending on the species will eat an assortment of seeds, fruits, nuts, berries, blossoms, roots, and vegetation such as leaf buds.