The Goffin’s Cockatoo is the smallest Cockatoo species, and is normally between 12 and 13 inches long from the beak to the tip of the tail feathers.
Described by some as the perfect companion parrots, Goffin’s Cockatoos pack the best things about Cockatoos into a smaller, easier to care for package.
Loving and affectionate, Goffin’s Cockatoos bond strongly with their owners and require daily interaction to maintain their mental and emotional health. These birds simply cannot thrive if they are neglected, and will resort to destructive behaviors if their need for interaction is not met. Because of this, they are recommended for experienced bird owners that have plenty of free time to spend with their feathered friends.
Because the Goffin’s Cockatoos are the smallest Cockatoo species, they can be housed in a cage as small as 3 ft. x 2.5 ft. x 3 ft., provided that they are allowed the required minimum 3-4 hours outside the cage each day. The fact that they don’t require as much space makes the Goffin’s Cockatoo a popular pet with those who don’t have room to house a larger Cockatoo species.
Goffin’s Cockatoos have a reputation for being very social and affectionate. They are playful, inquisitive birds that require plenty of interaction and attention from their owners. Goffin’s Cockatoos are a good choice for bird lovers who have plenty of time to spend with their new pets.