Cockatoos are often considered to be the most intelligent, playful and trainable of all parrots. But most new parrot-keepers believe that all cockatoos are large, noisy and very expensive, and tend to pass them by. While this applies to many of the world’s 40+ species, one group – the Corellas – averages only 12-15 inches in length; among the cockatoos, only the Cockatiel is smaller. Corellas possess all the wonderful traits of their larger relatives, and few of the drawbacks. In fact, the Goffin’s Cockatoo or Tanimbar Corella may just be the best cockatoo pet for most people.
Despite their small size, Corellas demand a great deal of attention and space, and cannot be relegated to life in a cage. Successful owners usually find that they become more like dogs than birds in their interactions with people. Well-habituated cockatoos of all kinds love physical play and touching, often to an amazing degree. They also tend to be unsurpassed when it comes to learning tricks. Read More »