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Western Corella  (Cacatua pastinator)

Also Known As: Corella, Western Long-billed Corella or Cockatoo, Dampier's Cockatoo, Muir's Corella (C.p. pastinator), White Cockatoo (Western Australia)

Western Corella landing

Credit: © Cheryl Moore

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Parrots as Pets
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Care in Captivity
Pet Suitability:
May be noisy and slightly aggressive to other birds. Has ability to mimic. Will bond strongly to owner.

Captive Status:

May live more than 50yrs.

Walk-in enclosure, minimum length 4.5m (14.7 ft).

Mix of small seeds such as: canary, oats, safflower, millet spray; limited soaked, dry or sprouted sunflower; sprouted beans and pulses, cooked butterbeans and lentils; green leaves such as: Swiss chard, lettuce, sowthistle, dandelion, chickweed, and others; vegetables such as: corn, carrot, celery, zucchini, squash, green beans and peas in the pod; fruit such as: apples, oranges, pears, bananas, cactus fruits and others; nuts such as: walnuts, hazelnuts, pecans and roasted peanuts; complete pellet.

Provide lots of wood and vegetable tanned leather bird-safe chewable items (fir, pine, willow or elder, sterlized pine cones).

Nest Box Size:
90cm (35.1") log with internal diameter of 35cm (13.6").

Clutch Size:
3 to 5

Incubation Time:
23 or 24 days.

Fledging Age:
8 weeks

Hatch Weight:
17g (0.6 oz)

Peak Weight:
Not available

Weaning Weight:
Not available

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