The galah cockatoo is fairly popular as pets because of its abundance, personality, and overall striking features. Having a long-lived bird like the galah will require a long time commitment from your side, however, or else, the bird will cease to be in sound mind and health.
A large outdoor aviary with sufficient flying space should be provided for your pet. If unaffordable, go for as big a cage you can get. Throw in some accessories for the enrichment of the bird, like perches, toys, chewable and destructible, mineral blocks, etc.
The Rose-Breasted Cockatoo Colors and Markings
Rose-breasted cockatoos have bright pink feathers on their chests, bellies, and the lower half of their faces. They have pinkish-white crests and gray backs, wings, and tail feathers. They have gray feet and horn-colored beaks. As is true of all cockatoos, the rose-breasted has a head crest that elevates instantly when the bird is frightened or excited.
Caring for the Rose-Breasted Cockatoo
Their bold colors and friendly personalities have made rose-breasted cockatoos increasingly popular as pets in recent years. Potential owners should be aware, though, that these are highly social birds that will regard their owners as members of the flock. Your bird will want to spend a considerable amount of time with you and will be a fairly high-maintenance pet. If neglected or even occasionally ignored, the rose-breasted cockatoo can become depressed and destructive. These birds may be much happier with another rose-beasted as a cage mate.
The rose-breasted cockatoo is not a particularly loud bird, and it usually confines its noisy periods to early morning and early evening. These parrots need a lot of sound sleep in a dark, quiet place that mimics the safety of the roosting areas they prefer when living in the wild. Many owners find that covering the bird's cage at night reassures the birds.
This is not a large parrot species, but the rose-breasted cockatoo still requires plenty of space. A cage 4-feet by 4-feet by 4-feet in size should be considered the minimum.
Feeding the Rose-Breasted Cockatoo
Like all cockatoos, rose-breasted cockatoos are prone to weight gain, so make sure to monitor their fat intake. When fed too many nuts and seeds and foods with high-fat content, these birds can develop fatty tumors.
When kept as pets, rose-breasted cockatoos are usually fed a balanced parrot mix containing seeds, nuts, dried fruits, and dried vegetables, but they should also be supplemented with lots of fresh vegetables and fruits. Leafy greens such as Swiss chard, kale, Chinese cabbage, romaine, and other lettuces are excellent for this bird, as are root vegetables, peppers, zucchini, green beans, and sprouts. Allow them to eat fresh fruit regularly. Walnuts, almonds, and pecans can be used as training treats, but do not overfeed your parrot with high-fat nuts