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Above is a 4 month umbrella cockatoo baby, one can tell this is a young bird because of the cere (nostril area) above the beak is still a light flesh tone pink that will turn black like the beak as this baby ages and matures.

Below you can see from the sweet expressions on these umbrella cockatoos just how important it is to them to be touched and shown love. Just like us they respond to affection received and ours are raised from day one after hatch. We find this makes them more cuddly and out going.
Here below is our umbrella cockatoo hatching out. We had to help this baby, as baby could not get out of shell on it's own. In two of the photos we placed a walnut to give you an idea of what size an umbrella cockatoo egg and chick would be.
Baby umbrella cockatoo is day one below and doing just great! Notice the white tip on the beak this is what we call the egg tooth. The baby uses it to chip out of the egg. it will soon disappear because the baby will not have need of it any longer.
And look at us now below (we are hungry), and yes there was a second egg. The second baby umbrella cockatoo hatched without any help. They are five and nine days old in photos below:
Below look at all the pin feathers! (left photo) They look like little spikes sticking out all over. Here they are 17 days (sleeping) and 21 days (eyes open).


We are standing up now at 23 & 27 days old. (right photo) The one with his mouth open wider is 27 days, maybe because the 23 day old is standing on his foot.
Baby blue & gold macaw is very visible in this clip with the two umbrella cockatoo babies.
Here we are umbrella cockatoo babies below at 41 days and 46 days in (left) photo, and 46 days again in (right) photo. You can visibly see feathers emerging from the pin feathers. Soon they will be growing into those big feet. They kind of look a this stage as if they have q-tips sticking out all over, lol. It's such an amazing transformation as they feather out into such a gorgeous bird.

Above we have a group of young umbrella cockatoos.

More baby umbrella cockatoos, this baby is listening to the musical moose.

This is a young baby umbrella hatched in year 2000. Her name is: "Dutchess," she has a great new family to live with.

Mature adult umbrella cockatoos.


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Umbrella Cockatoos although not prized for their talking ability many of them often surpass the African Grey's talking ability. They are one of the cuddly bird types and prefer to be not just on you and with you but curled up in your arms as part of your body. Thus giving them the nickname " The Velcro Bird" among parrot types. True to their nature they are not one to leave on a playstand when you leave the room as you will soon hear the pitter patter of small feet on your floor searching for you. For this reason they should not be left unattended when let out to play for they can get into trouble on their quest to find you. Electrical cords and such are not their friends for obvious reasons, among other household items they can and will get into. It is not that they are bad birds but that owners must take a more responsible stand in caring for them. Which when properly cared for leads to a wonderful companion of very longevity.

There's nothing wrong with anticipations and expectations but as you love your son if he doesn't become the football star you hoped for, have the same consideration for the pet.

They are brought in our lives (by us) and can bring a lot of joy when understood properly. Don't want one because they are cute. Remember they are a living creature too, one that you bring into your life to enhance it. And you must hold up your part in caring for him/her properly, proper food, clean water, clean living conditions and time for the pet. For this you will find the rewards great and can treasure your pet as it should be.

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