Baby Moluccan (Salmon-Crested) Cockatoo
$1.00 – $1,400.00
COMMON NAMES: Moluccan cockatoo, salmon-crested cockatoo
SCIENTIFIC NAME: Cacatua moluccensis
ADULT SIZE: 20 inches
LIFE EXPECTANCY: Up to 70 years
Sweet and affectionate are understated descriptions. This cockatoo loves to be loved and wants nothing more than someone (bird or person) to be with at all times. As a pet, the Moluccan tends to turn into a one-person bird.
Moluccans are brilliant birds that thrive on challenges. They can learn to dance and do tricks and acts like an entertaining comedian when in a good mood.
While Moluccans are known to be extremely affectionate, males may get aggressive as they age. Any cranky cockatoo can bite, which is why they are not the right pet for families with children. This bird’s powerful beak is capable of cracking open tough nuts.
Speech and Vocalizations
Moluccans are not the best talking parrot. They can mimic some sounds, though many owners say that it’s more like yelling than talking. These birds are also screechers and will scream for attention when unhappy or no apparent reason. They are noisy, so they are not ideal for anyone with close neighbors.
Female, Male, Pair