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Cockatoos share many features with other parrots including the characteristic curved beak shape and a zygodactyl foot, with two forward toes and two backwards toes. They differ, however in a number of characteristics, including the often spectacular movable headcrest, the presence of a gall bladder and some other anatomical details, and their lack of the Dyck texture feather composition which causes the bright blues and greens seen in true parrots. Cockatoo species are also, on average, larger than the true parrots. Placement of the cockatoos as a separate family is fairly undisputed, but it is not resolved whether or not other living lineages of parrots (such as the lories) are as distinct as they are.

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Our guide to choosing a cage that is suitable for your Cockatoo, qualities of a good cage. We explain the benefits of getting the right cage for your Cockatoo.
Cockatoo Diet
In order to keep your Cockatoo healthy and of a good temperament is it vital to give your parrot the best diet possible. We explain what makes for a good diet

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   Learn about Cockatoo Cage Placement

It is so important that your Cockatoo Cage is placed properly. This article gives excellent insight into appropriate positioning for your Cockatoo's cage

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