The largest black palm cockatoo that is stunningly simple to watch, the black palm cockatoo (or palm cockatoo) is not considered as an affectionate bird. It’s a very sociable, like other black palm cockatoos, which are needing regular interaction with its owners. However, its size and temperament of this bird make it more suitable for other experienced by bird owners.
Without any ideal pet for everyone, the black palm cockatoo has its rewarding characteristics. It has a strikingly beautiful, and hand-fed black palm cockatoos which are excellent, tame pets. They do require firm training and are not for those who are new in keeping large parrots. They are bold parrots who need bold owners to take care of them.
The Breed Overview of Black Palm Cockatoo
COMMON NAMES: Black palm cockatoo, palm cockatoo, goliath cockatoo, great black cockatoo, Van Oort’s palm cockatoo
It’s ADULT SIZE: 22 and 24 inches, weighing between 2 and 3 pounds
LIFE EXPECTANCY OF THE BLACK PALM COCKATOO: Between 40 and 60 years of age in the wild; up to 80 to 90 years of age in captivity with its proper care
The black palm cockatoo it a good pet, but don’t expect it to be as affectionate as many other parrots pet. They require a lot of attention by their owners to tame though they are very intelligent and social birds if the owner is consistent and can provide their time and attention needed by their pet. Black palms cockatoo tend to do well in aviaries with another kind of cockatoos as well.
They are one of the very few bird species that will use tools. In their natural habitats, male birds will use a large stick to their “drum” against a hollow tree before choosing where to build their nest. It’s said that it can be heard in 100 yards away and the stick is broken before becoming part of the new nest creators. The behavior still puzzles many scientists who study birds.
While they are no obvious explanation, some people believe that the female’s black palm cockatoo listen to the drumming when they decide if it’s a suitable nesting spot. Another theory revolves around the male marking their territory.
Black Palm Cockatoo Colors and Markings
The black palm cockatoo is dark in sink completion with a smoky gray color that appears to be blacker on some birds than other bird. The same color appears on their very long crest, as well as their feet and the legs of the birds.
They are an otherwise single-colored bird which has bright red patches of bare skin on the cheeks of the black palm pets, which change colors when the bird gets excited. It is as striking as the dark grayish-black beak, giving it a distinct profile up close.
Some are intimidating, and their beak is not only eclipsed in size by the hyacinth macaw within the parrot pets family. The size, shape and the fact that they are upper and lower mandibles don’t make it perfect from cracking open the toughest nuts of the other pets.
It’s a monomorphic species birds, there is no visual way to tell males from females of the birds. If you’re curious about the bird’s sex, DNA sexing is necessary for the black palm pets.
How can Black Palm Cockatoos be cared for
A black palm cockatoo is not a good option for pets owners who live in their apartments or condominiums with the pets They possess very distinct, extremely loud calls, and you (and your neighbors) need to be able to tolerate their loud noises in order to live with one another in the apartment with the pets.
Their natural vocalizations have a human-like sound, including their signature “hellow.” This does not suit them well for learning how to really say words to their owners or to people, Although. They are considered as one of the best-talking cockatoo’s birds.
Black palm cockatoos should not be left alone all to themselves for more than eight hours a day, so they are not a good choice if you have a normal working schedule or other obligations. They also require a large cage and plenty of space to play by themselves. If you cannot accommodate such a large aviary of space for the birds, it’s best to consider one of the smaller cockatoo birds species.
Before adopting a black palm cockatoo, contact pets shops to see if you can spend some time with them and their birds. Getting to know someone that has experience in raising these special birds will also help you decide if they are right bird pets for you and your family members.
To be sure that you are not adopting a wild-caught cockatoo bird as they typically cannot be tamed by you. Cockatoo palm birds are protected species, and you will need CITES to permit proving its origin in order to own one of the bird by a citizen. Another option is to search bird rescues because many owners give out their birds up after realizing that they handful to their owners.
Don’t be discouraged if you find that this bird has a bad fit. It’s better to adopt a bird that you can handle. There are plenty of other cockatoos to choose from, and it will be best you get the pet you can handle.
About The Feeding of Black Palm Cockatoos
Like any other cockatoos birds, black palm cockatoos can easily become overweight, so owners should be very careful when supervising their fat intake of food by their pets. A healthy diet should be consist of high-quality pellets, a moderate amount of seed mix and daily helpings of fresh bird-safe fruits and vegetables should be given to the black palm cockatoos.
This will mimic their natural diet and, it will in keeping with that, some nuts in the shell will exercise their beak as well. Keep these to a minimum, as well as some are high in fat.
The Black palm cockatoos are large birds, and they need lots of exercise to maintain its physical health. Make sure that your bird is allowed a minimum of three to four hours outside its cage each day so it can stretch its muscles and play and also to be able to exercise itself.
These birds are also inquisitive and have strong beaks. They should always be supervised when outside of the cage to prevent accidents and unwanted chewing on your household goods, furniture, as well as the walls.
Their Toys will keep the bird also occupied and keep them out of trouble. Provide plenty of stimulation with wood toys, ropes, and other things the bird can chew on it. Always have more readily available to replace its their toys that become worn out. Playstands, perches, ladders, and are swings can also help your bird burn off excess energy.