Fact Sheet: Sulphur-crested Cockatoos

No licence required.

FEEDING

DRY SEED MIXTURE: comprising the larger millets, plain canary, milo, wheat and oats with supplementary amounts of grey sunflower.

FRESH WATER: for drinking.

REGULAR GREENS: such as milk thistle, endive, dandelion, seeding grasses, etc.

CUTTLEFISH, SHELLGRIT.

VARIETY FOODS: Apple, corn on cob, capsicum, eucalyptus leaves, non-toxic buds and flowers.

HOUSING

AVIARIES*: minimum height 150cm; 25000 sq.cm. first bird, add 12500sq.cm. per extra bird

CAGES*: minimum height 150cm; 15000 sq.cm. first bird, add 7500 sq.cm. per extra bird

PLANTS: most individuals chew the plants in the aviary. Can be destructive to woodwork. Beware of toxic plants

MIXING: Generally intolerant of other birds. Best housed as individual pairs.

*In Victoria, a Code of Practice for the housing of caged birds applies to the keeping of birds in captivity and requires you to provide adequate space, food, water, etc. for your birds. These codes are available from Agriculture Victoria.

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(NOTE: ALL LICENCING INFORMATION RELATES TO VICTORIA ONLY)

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