Ducorps Cockatoo for Sale
Ducorps Cockatoo for Sale, from private breeders within the United States. All Ducorps’ Cockatoos are hand-fed and hand-raised from the moment they hatch.
DUCORPS COCKATOO FACTS:
Ducorps’ Cockatoos live on average 40-60 years
Ducorps’ cockatoos are also known as Solomons cockatoo, Solomons corella or broad-crested corella
All White bird with Salmon colored down below the cheek feathers and upper chest. Bone colored beak with helmet-shaped crest.
While they are highly intelligent birds, they need enrichment and attention in captivity or they can become distressed; feather plucking is a common symptom.
In captivity, it can eat sunflower seeds, bird pellets, a variety of fruits such as pears, orange, pomegranate, apple, and banana, and vegetables such as carrots, cooked sweet potato, celery, fresh kale, peas, and green beans
Common Health Problems
Ducorp seem to be less prone to avian diseases than other cockatoos. However, they are just as susceptible to nutritional disorders as other parrots and cockatoos. Some of the most common conditions include fatty liver disease, lipomas (fatty tumors), psittacine beak and feather disease (PBFD), feather-picking, and other forms of self-mutilation (if they feel neglected).
By far, the most common problem with ducorp cockatoos is obesity. This is nearly always caused by too little activity, combined with a diet that has too many calories. With sufficient exercise and a balanced diet, your ducorp should remain at a healthy weight.
Diet and Nutrition
In the wild, ducorps eat grasses, leaf buds, flowers, seeds, and on occasion, insects for extra protein.
When kept as pets, feed ducorps 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. Fresh water should be available at all times.