Goffin’s Cockatoos bond strongly with their owners and require daily interaction to maintain their mental and emotional health. These birds simply cannot thrive if they are neglected, and will resort to destructive behaviors if their need for interaction is not met. Due to their personalities, Goffin’s Cockatoos are recommended for experienced bird owners that can spend significant time with them.
The Major Mitchell’s Cockatoo is an attractive and intelligent bird and is among the most sought-after cockatoo species. While it can be tempting to rush out and buy one of these beautiful birds, Major Mitchell’s Cockatoos need specialized care and environments that not all bird owners can accommodate. They are recommended for experienced bird owners, preferably those who are familiar with large parrots.