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Cockatoos – The Noisy and Loudest Parrots

 

Talk about a noisy bird. Cockatoos are the loudest of all parrots. They screech and even scream to communicate with each other. In the wild, co-ck atoos live in the rainforests of Australia, Indonesia, New Guinea and other nearby islands.

Red Cockatoo on a Tree Image - Science for Kids All About Cockatoos

What you should know all about Cockatoos is that they’re the loudest parrots. Cockatoos are popular pets. They are smart, curious and funny.

Cockatoos are popular pets. They are smart, curious and funny. But before you get a co-ck atoo for a pet, you need to know a few things. First, they live a long time – from 50 to 80 years. Can you take care of a pet for that long? Cockatoos need a lot of attention or they become unhappy. Plan to play with your co-ck atoo every day. Finally, co-ck atoos need a large cage and plenty of toys.

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A Cockatoo Cage in a Room Image

Cockatoos need a large cage and plenty of toys.

Fun Facts about Cockatoos for Kids

  • A co-ck atoo named Lailah had a role on a television show a few years ago.
  • Some people in Australia believe the red-tailed black co-ck atoo brings rain. They’re happy when they see this co-ck atoo.
  • Cockatoos eat fruit, nuts, seeds and insects. Cockatoos can break hard nuts open with their beaks.
  • Cockatoos are very smart, but if they get bored, they sometimes destroy things.
  • Most co-ck atoos weigh less than 1 pound.
Lailah the Cockatoo Image

A co-ck atoo named Lailah had a role on a television show a few years ago.

Cockatoo Vocabulary

  1. Screech: loud, harsh noises
  2. Rainforest: dense, moist forest
  3. Curious: nosy, wants to learn
  4. Destroy: ruin, break
Two Red-tailed Black Cockatoo on a Tree Image

Some people in Australia believe the red-tailed black co-ck atoo brings rain. They’re happy when they see this co-ck atoo.

Learn More All About Cockatoos

Watch this video to learn how to take care of a co-ck atoo:

A video advice of how to care for pet co-ck atoos.

Cockatoo Q&A

Question: Can co-ck atoos speak?

Answer: Some co-ck atoos can mimic human speech.

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Question: Can co-ck atoos be trained?

Answer: Cockatoos can learn to do tricks. Training can also make them better behaved.

 

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