An endangered, but loving friend
The Black Palm Cockatoo is considered to be the most beautiful of the Cockatoos.
However, the Palm Cockatoo is endangered in the wild and is mostly kept for breeding purposes. While the Palm Cockatoo is known for being loving and affectionate, just like any Cockatoo, they are also very needy. If you own a Cockatoo, then you know why they are called the “love sponges” of the parrots. And you also know that they are the most needy of all the pet birds and often love their owners too much.
The largest cockatoo that is simply stunning to watch, the black palm cockatoo (or palm cockatoo) is not considered an affectionate bird. It's very sociable, like other cockatoos, needing regular interaction with its owners. However, the size and temperament of this bird make it most suitable for experienced bird owners.
While not an ideal pet for everyone, the black palm cockatoo has its rewarding characteristics. It is strikingly beautiful, and hand-fed black palm cockatoos can make excellent, tame pets. They do require firm training and are not for those who are new to keeping large parrots. These are bold parrots who need bold owners.
Speech and Sounds
Like other cockatoos, they too can be loud and noisy, if they don’t get a lot of attention. They also have a much more complex vocal ability, and they can learn and repeat several common words. But mostly, they express themselves with loud and clear vocal tones – calmer if they are happy, or louder if they are angry. With their enormous size and possible levels of noise, cockatoos are best kept in a house setting.
These parrots are entirely black. The beak, the plumage, and the eyes as well. The only other color is the red patch of bare skin on their cheeks, similar to the macaws. While this coloration sounds simple, and it is, these cockatoos still look magnificent, if not a little intimidating with their huge and sharp beak and the iconic combination of red and black. In any case, they will not fail to captivate you and everyone who meets them.