& Cockatoo Information
aim in initially putting together this web site was to provide information
anyone interested in keeping parrots.
site covers a wide variety of species from cockatoos to cockatiels,
with information ranging from cockatoo and other parrot suitability
(or not) as hand reared pets, species description with photographs,
natural habitat, aviary breeding and welfare.
also include on our site, environmental issues such as cockatoo
culling, imported parrots, rainforest destruction, and illegal logging.
plenty of captive breeding, wild caught birds are still trapped
for export trade from Africa and South America.
you know one of the methods used to trap African Greys is to put
glue on the trees so the birds become stuck and cannot fly away?
you really want to buy a so called 'hand reared baby' from people
who deal in these wild caught birds? (thankfully now illegal).
links page contains various sites of interest both for the pet bird
owner and breeder, (we do not include links from large commercial
Together with links to sites providing information on:
controversial issues of bird trapping, exporting, animal welfare,
deforestation and the environment.
2 Lesser Sulphur Crested or Yellow Crested Cockatoos have been
trapped in their native country Indonesia by locals.
culling in Australia:
you know one of the methods used, is to catch large numbers of cockatoos
in huge nets and club them to death with large poles, another is
to poison them? Only the poison (as if this was not bad enough)
takes many days to kill them, during this time they suffer unimaginably,
and if they are still alive after that, and found; they are finished
off, again by being clubbed to death.
trapping and killing of cockatoos (and other bird species) by 'the
man on the street' is not legal (this doesn't mean to say it doesn't
happen). However each year licenses are legally
issued to trappers and farmers, to carry out these horrific culls.
do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed
us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their
some years over 10,000 Parrots and Lorikeets are shot in various
fruit growing districts in Australia.
there has been a cockatoo explosion over recent decades it is man
made, we are planting more crops to sustain the human population
on what used to be scrubland or rainforest, the natural homes of
these cockatoos. planting these crops and destroying their natural
environment, you could almost say we have invited them to evolve
'en masse'. Cockatoos eat grain, corn, cereals, fruit; when when
these crops get destroyed, what do we do? Destroy the cockatoos
(and other native birds) who would not be there in the first instance
had we not destroyed their natural habitat.'
gifts for Cockatoo lovers