How do I know what breed my cockatoo is?

by Kevin
(Coimbatore,Tamil Nadu, India)


How do I tell what kind of breed my cockatoos are because they look like two kinds.

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Sep 07, 2010
cockatiel
by: Anonymous

Hi

The first answerer may be right about it being a reverse pied, or a heavy pied cockatiel.

Cockatiels are in fact very closely related to black cockatoos & galahs. They are also technically a cockatoo, a miniature cockatoo. So you are sort of right. They're commonly known as the cockatiel. In Western Australia they're known as the weiro because of the call they have & in the Eastern States of Australia they're known as a quarion.

Sep 04, 2010
breed of cockatiel
by: Anonymous

The picture you posted here is not a Cockatoo but it looks like a pied Cockatiel and lacking any gray from what I see from the picture may be a reverse pied. Since you didn't say how old the bird is, its hard to say for sure because until they have their first molt, they don't have there true colors yet. Hope this helps you out some.
Bre

Sep 04, 2010
How do I know what breed my cockatoo is?
by: Linda

The bird in the picture is NOT a Cockatoo. It is a Lutino Cockatiel, and they come in other colors and patterns including ther natural gray color. The one in the picture is also a male which means he is a bit older than a young baby. They originally came from Australia and are being bred in just about every country now. You may wish to get a book or two about your bird, the Cockatiel, to see what their basic characteristics are and how to keep them healthy and happy which includes types of food, cages and toys. All birds need yearly trips to an Avian Vet for checkups to make sure they have no infections or other physical problems.

You need to find an Avian Vet now so when you need one, you already have done the work of finding one within driving distance of your home. Sometimes, the Avian Vets are a ways from our homes, and when we have birds, we must take them to Avian(bird) vets and NOT regular dog and cat vets as they are not licensed or trained in the care of birds and can and do kill them by mis-diagnosing and treating them with the wrong meds or too much of the meds. There is a link on this site to help in finding an Avian Vet.

For reference, parrots do not have "breeds", they have species.

Thanks for writing, and your bird is very beautiful!

Linda

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