The Goffin’s Cockatoo can be a charming, playful and affectionate companion. The Goffin Cockatoo is also lnow as the Tanimbar Corella, (Cacatua goffini), or Goffin’s Corella and is a species of cockatoo endemic to forests of Yamdena, Larat and Selaru, all islands in the Tanimbar Islands archipelago in Indonesia. The Goffin’s Cockatoo is mostly white with touches of light salmon/pink on either side of their beaks.
Size: The Goffin’s Cockatoo is the smallest Cockatoo species, and is normally between 12 and 13 inches long from the beak to the tip of the tail feathers.
Average Lifespan: 40+ years.
Temperament: Goffin’s Cockatoos have a reputation for being very social and affectionate. They are playful, inquisitive birds that require plenty of interaction and attention from their owners. The perfect companion parrots, Goffin’s Cockatoos pack the best things about Cockatoos into a smaller, easier to care for package. Not unlike mini-macaws, they have the same temperament as the larger cockatoos, but they come in that smaller package and their need for stimulation and interaction are the same. Loving and affectionate, Goffin’s Cockatoos bond strongly with their owners and require daily interaction to maintain their mental and emotional health. These birds simply cannot thrive if they are neglected, and will resort to destructive behaviors if their need for interaction is not met. Because of this, they are recommended for experienced bird owners that have plenty of free time to spend with their feathered friends. Even though they are smaller than the larger cockatoos does not mean they need less attention and time spent interacting with them. Goffin’s Cockatoos are a good choice for bird lovers who have plenty of time to spend with their new pets. They are one of the smaller cockatoo but they are quite fun-loving and gregarious. These active birds require a lot of attention and interaction.
Feeding: Like all Cockatoos, Goffin’s Cockatoos are prone to weight gain, so owners should monitor their fat intake. A healthy diet for a Goffin’s Cockatoo should consist of high quality pellets, and daily helpings of fresh leafy greens, root vegetables as well as fruit and some nuts. A wide variety of healthy raw food is the way to go when feeding these wonderful birds. Learning to sprout is also a great way of getting much needed live, fresh, raw nutrition into them. The wider the variety of vegetables, grains, greens and nuts you feed them, the better off they will be in regards to their health.
This goes a very long way in ensuring that your Goffin’s remain healthy and in good condition. And if your bird eats well, will have a much higher quality of life.
* courtesy of Wikipedia
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