We all love cockatoos. The San Diego Zoo in California has an outstanding collection of cockatoos. I was impressed on my last visit to this zoo. A quick question – have you ever seen a barking cockatoo? This big fella will definitely make your day. A guarded umbrella cockatoo was driving around with his owner and spotted a couple of neighborhood dogs barking at the fence.
The owner stopped the car so his friend could communicate with the pups. What happened next? The dogs started barking even more and the cockatoo mimicked their growling! The big bird was ready for the show and he didn’t even have a second thought. He just puffed up and barked at his friends. Or enemies. We don’t know for sure.
Cockatoos put their crest feathers up and move a lot when they are excited. These playful birds like to show off and they use the perfect body language to make a statement. When it comes to their temperament, we can freely say that cockatoos are lively, affectionate birds. They are close with their owners and like to cuddle. Imagine that!
Cockatoos are highly sociable birds and they have a constant need for affection. The lack of love and affection makes them depressed and neurotic. Cockatoos are intelligent, playful, mischievous, and loud. Really loud.