Rose-breasted cockatoos for Sale make lovely companions. They are goofy, playful, affectionate, and beautiful. They have a stunning pink and grey body, with a cute crest when they get excited. They are also a great size. They have a medium-size body, bigger than a Cockatiel, smaller than an African Grey. Like all Cockatoos, Rose-breasted cockatoo require lots of time, training, and attention.
The Rose Breasted Cockatoos are striking birds. The Rose Breasted Cockatoo is native to Australia where it is known as the “Galah”. These birds are extremely playful and intelligent, and need constant stimulation with toys to play with, and objects to chew, to keep them from getting bored.
Temperament and Behavior
Rose-breasted cockatoos are prone to form bonds with a specific individual but exposing them to a varied group of people from an early age can get them to become more social. Without adequate attention, they can become rather aggressive and unpleasant.
A hand-reared rose breasted cockatoo will start to consider itself more a human than a bird. When startled, excited, or angry, a galah will warn you amply with the show of the crest, which becomes erect. This trait of their behavior can be easily avoided if the bird has enough toys to play with.
Both sexes of the galah cockatoo are good talkers. The males especially can be taught to talk very easily.
Feeding Rose Breasted Cockatoo
Feed galahs a balanced diet. High-quality formulated pellets have been developed to meet all your bird’s nutritional needs. At least 50 percent of your bird’s diet should be in pellet form. The other half of their diet should be fruits and vegetables. Start by feeding 1/4 cup of pellets and 1/4 cup of fresh salad daily. Incrementally increase as needed.
Great choices for fresh vegetables include leafy greens such as Swiss chard, kale, Chinese cabbage, and romaine; root vegetables; peppers; zucchini; green beans; and sprouts. They love most fruits and berries. Give walnuts, almonds, and pecans sparingly as training treats. Freshwater should be available at all times.
Housing and Caring for Rose Breasted Cockatoo
Your Rose-breasted cockatoo will want to spend a considerable amount of time with you and be a reasonably high-maintenance pet. Suppose you don’t have enough time to interact with your Galah cockatoo. In that case, We suggest you get another galah to make them happier.
These parrots need sound sleep in a dark, quiet place that mimics the safety of the roosting areas that they prefer when living in the wild. Covering the bird’s cage at night usually reassures them.
This bird is not a large parrot but still requires plenty of space. At the very least, it needs a 5-foot-square cage.
A large outdoor aviary with sufficient flying space should be provided for your pet. If unaffordable, go for as big a cage you can get. Throw in some accessories for the enrichment of the bird, like perches, toys, chewable and destructible, mineral blocks, etc.
Pink cockatoo need to be bathed regularly because they have more dandruff than other species of cockatoos. Nails and the beak will be trimmed on their own if you have provided good perches.