Black Palm Cockatoo
The Black Palm Cockatoo is considered to be the most beautiful of the Cockatoos. They are very large, averaging around 24 inches in length from the beak to the tip of the tail feathers. The Palm Cockatoo is primarily black (really very dark gray) and smoky gray with a red cheek patch that changes color when he is excited or alarmed, gray feet & legs, and a dark grayish-black beak. The Palm Cockatoo also has a very large crest and one of the largest bills of all parrots.
They are beautiful, loving, affectionate, rare in the wild, love to be handled, cuddly, noisy, destructive, and require a lot of time and attention from their owners (although not known to be as affectionate Cockatoo species). They can learn to talk, but most only learn a few words or phrases. You can train them, but they would most likely prefer to just cuddle with you.
They need to spend at least 3-4 hours a day outside of their cage so that they can stretch their muscles and play.
These are large, powerful birds that require the expertise of experienced parrot owners. While hand-fed Black Palm Cockatoos make excellent, tame pets, they still require firm training and are not for those who are new to keeping large parrots.
The minimum cage size for a Black Palm Cockatoo should be 8ft. x 10ft. x 8ft.
Lifespan~ 60+ years