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Sydney is a 20+ year old male umbrella cockatoo. He is a very affectionate bird, but he requires patience and someone who is educated and aware on cockatoo body language.


He is a very outgoing cockatoo when he's excited, and loves to tell you everything he knows! Sydney, like most cockatoos, has a very loud scream that adopters should be prepared for.


Adopters will need to have previous bird ownership experience of a larger bird (Amazon, Grey, Macaw, Cockatoo, etc.) to take home a cockatoo. Multiple visits are required for all birds, but expect to make at least 5 visits before taking home a cockatoo. Households that have any children under 12 are not eligible to adopt a cockatoo due to their unpredictable behavior.

Species Life Expectancy: 60-80+ years

Minimum cage required: 40" x 30" x 60"

Minimum bar spacing: 1" - 2"

What I eat here: Goldenfeast 1/2 cup daily, Harrison pellets mixed in.

My favorite treat(s): Pea Pods, Apple, Broccoli, Quinoa

*Adoption fees are given once a bird is placed on hold and has been visited multiple times. Our fees vary based on age, health, handleability and length of time at our sanctuary, so our fees change regularly as each bird is re-assessed*

Want to donate to my care? Here are some things that I would really like!

(Click the item to be redirected to Amazon)

Humdinger Toy

Peacock Hanging Toy

Willie Nillie Bird Toy

Brazil Nuts, unsalted

Walnuts, unsalted, unshelled

Bird Bistro : Cinnaspice blend

Harrison Pellets

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