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Goffin’s Cockatoo for sale

Goffin’s Cockatoo

Bird Species:Goffin’s Cockatoo

Sounds: Vocal,  Mimics,
Interaction: Social, Fun, Clown,
Specie :Goffin’s Cockatoo
​Age : 6 to 10    Months old
​Sex : Male and Female
​Vaccinated : Yes
​Tamed : Yes
Sex : Male / Female available

Description

The Playful and Pint-Sized Goffin’s Cockatoo

The Goffin’s Cockatoo for sale, also known as the Tanimbar Corella, is a small parrot packed with personality. Native to the Tanimbar Islands of Indonesia, these birds can make engaging companion pets when properly trained.

History of Goffin’s Cockatoos as Pets

Goffin’s Cockatoos were first exported from Indonesia to Europe and the United States in the late 1800s. Their small size and inquisitive nature quickly made them popular aviary birds.

Today Goffin’s are bred widely in captivity as pets. Their population remains small but stable in the wild due to habitat loss. Goffin’s are less common than other cockatoos but beloved by owners.

Typical Goffin’s Cockatoo Temperament

Goffin’s Cockatoos bond strongly with their family. They love playing games, learning tricks, and cuddling up with their favorite person.

Proper socialization is critical, as Goffin’s can become one-person birds. Without enough attention, these clever parrots may scream, chew, or act out. But a well-adjusted Goffin’s is a fun-loving companion.

Speech and Vocal Ability

Goffin’s are considered excellent talkers, renowned for their ability to mimic household sounds, songs, and full sentences. They love showing off their vocal skills.

However, their loud screams can be a downside. Proper training and enrichment are needed to prevent nuisance screaming behaviors.

Colorful and Compact

Goffin’s Cockatoos are miniature compared to their larger cousins, reaching just 10-12 inches in length. Their plumage is mostly white with orange-red patches on their cheeks and belly.

Their iconic crest is elongated and expressive. Goffin’s have a stocky build with a curved black beak suited for cracking seeds and nuts.

Caring for a Goffin’s Cockatoo

To keep a Goffin’s Cockatoo healthy and happy:

  • Provide a large cage filled with toys to prevent boredom
  • Feed a variety of vegetables, fruits, pellets, nuts, and calcium sources
  • Give supervised time out of the cage daily for exercise
  • Shower or mist frequently for feather health
  • Offer puzzles, training sessions, and new toys for mental stimulation
  • Schedule annual vet checkups

With excellent care, Goffin’s can live over 30 years. Their long lifespan means committing to decades of responsible parrot ownership.

Common Health Issues

Some problems seen in Goffin’s include:

  • Feather picking and mutilation
  • Respiratory infections
  • Obesity from poor diet
  • Eggs binding in females
  • Foot problems from poor perches

Catching issues early by monitoring their health and behavior helps prevent severe conditions. Having an avian vet is essential.

Diet and Nutrition Recommendations

Goffin’s Cockatoos thrive on a varied diet including:

  • High quality pellets
  • Chopped veggies like carrots, beans, leafy greens
  • Fruits like berries, citrus, melons
  • Whole grains, nuts, and calcium-rich seeds

Avoid excess fatty nuts and sugary produce. Ensure they have access to fresh water at all times.

Exercise Requirements

Goffin’s Cockatoo for sale need lots of opportunities to move and play:

  • Allow supervised time flying in a bird-safe room each day
  • Provide perches, ropes, and other textures in their cage
  • Rotate new toys frequently to prevent boredom
  • Engage their mind through training, foraging toys, and puzzles

Keeping active prevents problematic behaviors in these highly intelligent birds.

Where to Find a Pet Goffin’s Cockatoo

Goffin’s Cockatoos from breeders range from $600 on the low end to over $2,000 for proven talkers. Adoption through a rescue is another possibility.

Be sure to find reputable sources that quarantine and health test birds. Research the species fully to ensure you can meet their needs for decades to come.

Frequently Asked Questions About Goffin’s Cockatoos as Pets

Do Goffin’s Cockatoos make good pets?

Yes, with proper training and care, Goffin’s make fun, affectionate companions. But their demanding nature means they aren’t a good fit for all owners.

How expensive are Goffin’s Cockatoos?

Expect to pay $600-$2,000 for a hand-fed baby Goffin’s from a breeder. Adoption costs are often lower. Price varies based on age and talking ability.

Are Goffin’s Cockatoos loud?

Goffin’s do have loud screams but can be trained not to scream excessively. Their talking ability also means they vocalize more than some birds. They may not suit all living situations.

What’s their temperament like?

Goffin’s are playful, comical, and highly intelligent. They bond strongly to their families and thrive on interaction. With training, they make responsive pets. But they demand a lot of attention.

How long do pet Goffin’s Cockatoos live?

With excellent care, nutrition and veterinary care,Goffin’s Cockatoo for sale can live over 30 years in captivity. This very long commitment must be carefully considered.

Do Goffin’s get along with other pets?

Goffin’s tend to see their owners as mates. Introducing another bird often fails. Slow, careful introductions may work but housing them separately is often safest.

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