Tuesday, 28. March 2017
Galah, Roseate Cockatoo (Eolophus roseicapillas)
The most abundant Cockatoo has a wide range over most of Australia. Although said that they can be sexed by eye colour (red iris for hens and brown for cocks), it is not entirely reliable and cocks have been DNA sexed with red iris. Mutations are unusual for cockatoos except in Cockatiels and Galah cockatoos.
In character many of these Cockatoos make good pets, bolder and less nervous than Indonesian Cockatoos. They tend to be perhaps more independant in nature than the white cockatoos.
Breeding these Cockatoos is not difficult but they are susceptible to fatty lipomas when fed on a high fat diet.Generally it is rare for male and female to show accute aggresion except on rare occasions. Clutch size is 3-6 and young are in nest for about 7 weeks.
Specialist Cockatoo breeders: