Major Mitchell Cockatoo

The original home of major Mitchell cockatoo, the purpose of beauty in Australia, and it is one of the most beautiful and attractive types of cockatoos. The bird is very expansive the price of a male major Mitchell cockatoo is about 2000 to 3000 thousand dollars and the price of a female is from 3000 to 4500 dollars depending on the level and volume of production. The origin of its name goes back to the English explorer, Major Mitchell, who was the first to discover it, and it is also called the pink.

mitchell cockatoo
Mitchell cockatoo

COLOR OF MAJOR MITCHELL COCKATOO

it is white and pink and under the wing is more reddish, it has what resembles a red eyebrow and also has a reddish tip (pink) It has a large crest in the form of strips starting in red and then yellow. its beak is in white color.

 

MAJOR MITCHELL COCKATOO COLOR
MAJOR MITCHELL COCKATOO COLOR

SIZE AND WEIGHT OF MITCHELL COCKATOO

They are about 15 inches tall and the weight of a Major Mitchell cockatoo is about 300 to 400 grams.

MAJOR MITCHELL COCKATOO AGE

They can be about 40 to 60 years old and specialized scientists say that it is of this type that lived up to 100 years by God’s command. It has been found at Brookfield Zoo from 1934 until now.

cockatoo age
cockatoo age

FOOD FOR MAJOR MITCHELL COCKATOO

nuts, corn, nuts, grains of all kinds, fruits, bread, and vegetables, but avoid offering lettuce and cabbage, as it causes diarrhea for parrots. The bone can be served during the mating season. It is useful in providing a natural source of calcium and helps prevent the bird from plucking its feathers during this sensitive period.

Behavior

Quiet, good-natured, who loves his owner and makes annoying noises sometimes, especially when his owner goes without him, and this type is considered one of the rare types in nature today. But there is a very good number of it in captivity.

Gender discrimination

It is considered one of the difficult processes in this type, but some European experts say that when he is one year old, the male eye is black and the female’s eye is almost hazel brown.

The age of sexual maturity

three and a half years sometimes, and four years at most. Breeding and mating season: March through May.

Number of eggs

from 2 to 4 eggs. Incubation period: 28 days.

Babies nursery

12 weeks from hatching and up to 18 weeks. Young children can support themselves.

Breeding and Breeding Cage

It is preferable to place the eggs in wood and in the form of a cylinder with a diameter of 30 cm and a length of about a meter. It is preferable that the opening is up.

MAJOR MITCHELL COCKATOO
MAJOR MITCHELL COCKATOO

 

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