cockatoo mulaccan

by Raghib

Shahroze Moluccan Cockatoo

Shahroze Moluccan Cockatoo

i have a Moluccan cockatoo , for the last three months, the age is approx 8 to 9 months, with good health & size as well, my question is i have never seen him drinking water, even i have tried to give multivitamin water but no luck, any suggestion or anyone know the reason for it.


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Sep 11, 2012
by: Anonymous

i have a 7 year old moluccan cockatoo won't drink water i am currently using spring water in a small turky baser i tryed both room temp and slightly chilled i have had her for a week i was just thinking she was shy or some thing she has grinded her bottom beak into a v could this be a problem an be y she won't drink

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Aug 31, 2011
by: Raghib owner of Shahroze

Linda, Thank you very much for the advice and suggestion.
Looking forward to hear you again .
Take care

Aug 28, 2011
cockatoo mulaccan
by: Linda

Your bird has to be drinking water or he would already be dead from severe dehydration.

Maybe the water tastes bad, and he does not like it. Make sure you always filter any water a bird drinks because most water supplies have various toxic chemicals in them plus chlorine or other chemicals to supposedly clean it up. I know here in the States, they put in both chlorine and fluoride both of which are toxic poisons for humans and other animals including birds. The chlorine is to cover up all the toxins in the water, and the fluoride is put in for I have no idea why. Fluoirde is not excreted from the body and is stored in deep tissue until it becomes too concentrated and then the host will die.

So, try getting a very good filtering system for your water supply. We use an under the sink reverse osmosis system here that we rent from the company. They change the filters and do routine service every few months. Try and find someone like that in your country and area.

Also, do not put vitamins in the water or on the food because birds cannot process these man-made synthetic vitamins though they can hurt the bird, they are not giving the bird the nutrition it needs. Your bird needs to be eating an organic, high quality pelleted diet like Harrison's carried here. Zupreem and Lafaebers and other pellets that have dye, sugar and preservatives are junk food and bird will die eating these very poor quality, chemical laden diets.

Hopefully you can have this pelleted food shipped to your country or someone over there has something like it. Look for organic pellets that have no chemical preservatives or other chemicals in them including dye and chemicals that taste like sugar that are used as binders in face cream. They are used frequently in bird foods because the taste of the chemical is like sugar, and the birds become addicted to it and won't eat anything else.

Here is a link about how to go about the change from seeds or junk pellets to an organic pellet:

Switching Birds To Pellets article

The other issue is Cockatoos should not be weaned too soon from handfeeding formula. Mother Toos feed their babies up to a year sometimes while showing them how to forage for food on their own. Weaning too soon causes many emotional problems with the Toos and the Macaws as well.

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