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Blue-Eyed Cockatoo for sale

Bird Species: Cockatoo
Sounds: Vocal,  Mimics,
Interaction: Social, Fun, Clown,   Cuddly
Specie :Blue-Eyed Cockatoo for sale
​Age : 4 to 10  Months old
​Sex : Male and Female
​Vaccinated : Yes
​Tamed : Yes
Sex : Male / Female available

Description

The Blue-Eyed Cockatoo: A Bird with Bright Blue Eyes

The Blue-Eyed Cockatoo for sale earned its name from the distinctive bright blue ring of skin encircling its eyes. Its scientific classification is Cacatua ophthalmica.

Habitat and Distribution

These avian beauties are predominantly found in the eastern part of Papua New Guinea, particularly in New Britain. They exhibit a preference for dwelling in lowland forests.

Rarity in the Wild and in Captivity

Both in their natural habitat and in captivity, the Blue-Eyed Cockatoo for sale is considered a rare species.

Distinctive Appearance

The plumage of the blue-eyed cockatoo is mostly white, which accentuates the striking blue eye rings. They sport a large crest that gracefully curves backward, revealing a few yellow feathers when raised. These birds possess dark black beaks and legs, adding to their distinct appearance.

Size and Gender Differences

Blue-eyed cockatoos typically reach a length of twenty inches and weigh around eighteen ounces. When distinguishing between male and female blue-eyed cockatoos, one notable but not always definitive difference is the red iris in females, while males typically have brown irises. Juveniles of both genders have dark eyes.

Unique Feet Adaptations

Their feet are gray and zygodactyl, meaning the second and third toes point forward, while the first and fourth toes point backward. This adaptation allows them to handle and bring food to their beaks while balancing on one foot. They bear a resemblance to their close relative, the Sulphur-crested cockatoo.

Behavior and Habitat

Blue-eyed cockatoos predominantly inhabit forested areas, with a preference for constructing their nests high in the trees within the forest canopy.

They are more likely to be encountered alone, in pairs, or in small groups of ten to twenty, rather than in large flocks. These birds engage in foraging during the morning and late afternoon, seeking shelter in the forest canopy during midday. Their presence is often announced by their loud, screeching calls.

Dietary Preferences

The blue-eyed cockatoo sustains itself on a varied diet consisting of seeds, berries, nuts, insect larvae, and occasionally coconut flowers and fruits.

Lifespan

This avian species has a lifespan of approximately forty to fifty years. Notably, blue-eyed cockatoos tend to live longer in their natural habitat, possibly due to differences in diet and care when compared to captivity.

Reproduction and Family Bonds

Reaching maturity at four years of age, these birds nest in hollow trees. Each clutch typically contains two eggs. Both male and female take turns incubating the eggs, which hatch in about twenty-nine to thirty days. Parents jointly care for the chicks, feeding and protecting them until they fledge around fifteen weeks of age. Blue-eyed cockatoos form lifelong bonds and maintain strong family connections.

Conservation Status and Threats

The IUCN has classified the Blue-Eyed Cockatoo for sale as vulnerable. The primary threat to their population is the clearing of their densely forested habitats. Additionally, illegal trapping poses a significant danger to these birds due to their popularity and high market value.

As Companion Animals

Blue-Eyed Cockatoo for sale are known for their playful and sociable nature. They enjoy interaction and handling, often displaying affection towards their owners. With proper training, they can learn a few phrases.

However, it’s important to note that these birds demand a considerable amount of attention. They thrive when spending several hours outside of their cage daily, making them less suitable for apartment or condo living due to their loud calls and potential for excessive screeching when left alone.

When lacking mental stimulation and engagement, blue-eyed cockatoos may resort to self-destructive behaviors like feather plucking. Providing them with chew toys is essential to keep them entertained.

Considerations Before Owning a Blue-Eyed Cockatoo

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The expenses don’t end with the initial purchase; owners need to budget for food, toys, a spacious cage or aviary, and avian veterinary care. Additionally, blue-eyed cockatoos can live for fifty years or more in captivity, making them a long-term commitment.

For those interested in adopting a Blue-Eyed Cockatoo for sale, bird rescues are a suitable option as many owners relinquish them due to their demanding nature.

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