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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.