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COCKATOO INFO

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General Info
Ten Things

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The Bird Cage
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Hazards

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PLANTS

When keeping cockatoos or any bird it is important to check everything it could possibly get into, especially plants. Cockatoos love to chew and plants are perfect for them to shred.


Non-Toxic Plants
African daisy African palm African violet Airplane plant
Aloe plant Arcadia Asparagus fern Aster
Baby's tears Bachelor Buttons Bamboo Birds Nest Fern
Blood Leaf plant Boston fern Bougainvillea California Poppy
Camelia Chickweed Christmas Cactus Corn plant
Cotoneaster Crab apple Creeping Charlie Creeping Jennie
Croton Dahlia Daisies Dandelion Dogwood
Donkey Tail Dracaena Easter Lily Echeveria
Eugenia Ficus Fuchsia Gardenia
Geranium Gloxinia Grape Ivy Hawthorn
Honeysuckle Hoya Impatiens Jade plant
Kalanchoe Lipstick plant Magnolia Marigold
Monkey plant Orchid Palms Peperomia
Petunia Piggy-back plant Prayer plant Purple Passion
Pyracantha Rose Rubber plant Salal
Sanseverieria Schefflera Sensitive plant Spider plant
Swedish Ivy Tulip Umbrella Tree Violet
Wandering Jew Wax plant Yucca plant Zebra plant


Toxic Plants
Amaryllis Anemone Angel's Trumpet Arrowhead
Avocado Azaleas Bird of Paradise Cactus
Caladium Calla Lily Castor Bean Chinese Evergreen
Crocus Daffodil Daphne Delphinium
Devil's Ivy Dieffenbachia Elderberry Elephant's Ear
Eucalyptus Foxglove Heliotrope Holly
Hyacinth Hydrangea Iris Ivy
Jack-in-the-pulpit Jerusalem Cherry Jasmine Jimson Weed
Lantana Larkspur Laurel Lily-of-the-valley
Lobelia Lupine Marijuana Mayapple
Mistletoe Moonseed Morning Glory Narcissus
Nightshade Oleander Peace Lily Periwinkle
Philodendron Poinsettia Poison Hemlock Poison Ivy
Poison Oak Poppy Pokeweed Privet
Red Maple Rhododendron Rosary Pea Tobacco
Tomato(except fruit) Water Hemlock Waxberry Wisteria
Yew

HAZARDS

Many things in your home will look interesting, new and exciting to your cockatoo. It is best to know which can be hazardous and deadly to avoid a bad situation.

Your cockatoo will enjoy time out of its cage, especially spending time with you. Do not let your cockatoo out unless you can supervise it. Turn off all fans when your cockatoo is out of its cage even if its wings are clipped. Always make sure all doors and windows are shut and will not be opened until the cockatoo is back in the cage. Your cockatoo will fly out without any reason or if it is startled. But once they realize they can keep flying they will. Check your local lost and found section in the paper, bet there are a few ads for lost birds! Even if you keep the cockatoo's wings clipped, if one flight feather has grown in it can still fly.

Watch out for open containers of water.

Avoid using air freshners, aerosol sprays, candles, cleaners, perfumes, potpourri, and other fumes near parrotlets as these can be toxic. Even new carpet and non-stick cookware can let off fumes that can kill cockatoos in minutes. Put cockatoos in their cages when you are cooking. They could fly into a pan of boiling water or other hot items and really hurt themselves with a nasty burn.

Birds rarely get mites. Do not use the mite protectors as they have been proven to be carcinogenic. By keeping the cage and surrounding area clean you should not be susceptible to insects.

Never feed a cockatoo food from your month or give them kisses. Human saliva contains a bacterium that is harmful to cockatoos.

Never hit a cockatoo. Once you use your hands in a bad way to a cockatoo they may never forget. You could also hurt them as they are so delicate. Tapping them on the beak is also a no, no. If your cockatoo is screaming do not throw anything at their cage. It will not get them to stop, it could make things worse. Learn to control the screaming and not to stress the cockatoo out even more.

Watch out for electrical cords. Cockatoos will find them and chew on them. Do not let cockatoos chew on paint or treated wood. Houseplants are another favorite thing to chew. Make sure they are not toxic or important to you. Once they start nibbling they can wreck a plant in minutes!

Avoid placing their cage in a drafty area. Fresh air is great but make sure the weather is right. A cold draft can be a bad thing and cause your cockatoo to get sick. Cockatoos enjoy sunlight. Do not put the whole cage in the direct sun though, the cockatoo could become overheated. Always supply them with fresh, clean water.

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