Triton Cockatoo


Triton Cockatoo

About Triton Cockatoo

The Triton cockatoo (Cacatua galerita triton) is one of the four subspecies of the sulphur-crested cockatoo. The cockatoo was first described by Dutch zoologist, Coenraad Jacob Temminck, in 1849. Triton Cockatoo for Sale
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Triton cockatoo
Genus: Cacatua
Species: C. galerita
Subspecies: C. g. triton


Triton Cockatoos make excellent pets and owning one involves a lifelong commitment as they are long lived. Typical to most Cockatoos, Tritons love to chew. Wooden toys and natural limbs are recommended to keep them happy. Cockatoos are very animated birds and can be taught to do tricks which are quite amusing. white cockatoo price
While Tritons will occasionally speak, they are not known for their ability to mimic. They are however very vocal, and many birds lose their home due to loud screaming. This behavior is often learned when young birds hear the morning or afternoon screaming of another cockatoo. triton cockatoo for sale
The bird will also kiss you—especially when rubbing her feathers. She might, at times, gently nibble on you on the ear or the cheek and let you handle her without showing any sign of anger or dislike. Cockatoos also love a cuddle. They love them so much that they may become a bit demanding if you do not give them some. umbrella cockatoo for sale
This will be unpleasant for your bird and birds should never be allowed to become dependent on a human (or anything else) to that degree. Even if there were no physically dangerous aspects to sharing your bed with your bird, you run the risk creating a poorly adjusted and mentally insecure parrot. umbrella cockatoo price
Cockatoos are lively, affectionate birds. They are quite cuddly and bond very closely with their owners. However, their sociability and need for affection mean they demand a great deal of time from their owners. Deprived of attention, cockatoos will become depressed, exhibit neurotic behaviors, or self-mutilate.

What Does a Triton Cockatoo Look and Sound Like?

The Triton strikes an elegant appearance with its white plumage and expressive yellow crest. Their feet and beaks are rather small for their body size, and they have short, rounded tails. triton cockatoo for sale near Columbus, OH

One of the characteristics of the Triton Cockatoo is their loud voice and their preference for screaming. This can cause problems for owners and the birds are definitely not recommended for apartment life. Though they can learn words they are not the most prolific talkers in the parrot world. triton cockatoo for sale

Triton Cockatoos have often lost their homes due to the excessive amounts of noise they produce. Young cockatoos learn the screaming behavior from hearing other cockatoos when they are young. Early morning and dusk are the times when a Triton will usually be the loudest. Below is a video demonstrating the beauty of these parrots as well as some of their vocal prowess. triton cockatoo for sale

How Do I Care for a Triton Cockatoo?

Tritons will do fine when kept at 70-80°F (21-27°C) and healthy birds can tolerate more temperature fluctuation. These intelligent and potentially destructive birds need to be kept in a large and strong cage. A cage that is 4 feet wide (122 cm), 4 feet tall (122 cm), and 8 feet long (244 cm) is the minimum cage size for this bird. Bar spacing should be 1 inch (2.54 cm) and heavy-duty 12 gauge welded wire is recommended. triton cockatoo for sale near Mansfield, OH

The cage needs to have plenty of chew toys and branches to keep the bird occupied. Your bird needs plenty of physical and mental stimulation to maintain health and avoid behavioral problems such as feather plucking or excessive screaming. triton cockatoo for sale

Cockatoos generate a lot of powder and benefit from frequent bathing. Molting is an almost continuous process where the bird loses just a few feathers at a time. You may need to clip your bird’s nails if they become overgrown. Below is a video of a Triton bathing. moluccan cockatoo for sale

How Healthy are Triton Cockatoos?

It is estimated that the lifespan of a Triton is about 60 years in captivity. Some common ailments are PBFB, Psittacosis, feather plucking, and fungal infections. Juveniles can be prone to chewing their flight feathers and tails. triton cockatoo for sale

Is a Triton Cockatoo Right for Me?

While under the right circumstances a Triton Cockatoo can make a nice pet, they are usually found in bird parks and zoos due to their destructive and noisy behavior. Their affection for their imprinted human can cause problems with aggression toward other household members which complicates caring for this parrot in a home. Think long and hard before choosing to purchase a Triton Cockatoo as a pet. Buy Triton Cockatoo


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