How does the cockatoos grow? How long do cockatoos live?
The cockatoos are not always very pretty at birth. Naked, blind, it is hard to believe that it will become beautiful and tall a few months later. Observe the evolution of a cockatoo. Not all cockatoos live this long. We will list the different longevities for you.
However the life expectancy is of the larger cockatoos are between 30 to 70 years but on average most cockatoos live up to 20 years.
How does the cockatoos grow?
Cockatoos are intelligent and long lived. They don’t really deserve being in a cage. they can grow faster when they are in their native place and can become pet when properly train.
Reproduction and egg laying of cockatoo bird
The cockatoo is an oviparous animal (it lays eggs).
After reproduction, the female will lay eggs and then incubate them (often with the male) carefully.
The eggs will hatch after 3 to 4 weeks.
How does Cockatoos Hatching?
The baby cockatoo is born naked and blind. It needs a lot of heat to fill its lack of plumage.
The appearance of plumage
Little by little, its down will appear, then its plumage. The speech also comes with time. It takes more or less time, depending on the individual.
Cockatoo weaning from food lasts several weeks, followed by socialisation.
Sexual maturity of cockatoos
As with humans, the cockatoos goes through a period of adolescence. Its sexual maturity is between 2 and 4 years for the smallest cockatoos and 3 to 6 years.
How long does the Cockatoos live?
The life expectancy of the Cockatoos varies depending on the species. In the same species, it can also differ from one individual to another.
Here is a list of life expectancy by species:
Species life expectancy
- Bare-eyed cockatoo 40 to 50 years old
- sulfur-crested cockatoo 50 to 60 years
- moluccan cockatoo 50 to 60 years
- goffin’s cockatoo 40 to 50 years
- pink cockatoo 30 to 40 years
- caique 20 to 30 years