Citron-Crested Cockatoo For Sale

Citron cockatoo for sale, (Cacatua sulphurea citrinocristata) is a medium size  bird with the most quiet personality when compared with other cockatoo parrots. Citron cockatoo also known as the Sumba cockatoo bird is native to Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands and Sumba. If you are searching for a quiet, loving and loyal cockatoo bird then the Citron-Crested is the perfect fit.

Here at Feathered Grey Parrot Home, we take pride in providing a wide selection of healthy male and female Citron-crested cockatoo for sale at a very reasonable price. All our birds are weaned and hand feed, up to date on all vaccines and will be coming with all the necessary documents.

Note, all cockatoos for sale is covered with a 60-days health guarantee by the Bird Breeder. If you have questions about what is covered, please view the Law associated with your state.

Within 60 days of purchasing your new parrot, you must take him/her to a licensed veterinarian for an examination. If the veterinarian determines, within 60 days of purchase, that the bird is clinically ill or will die from an injury sustained or illness likely to have been contracted on or before the date of sale and delivery, you have the following options:

  • Return the bird for a complete refund.
  • Return the bird for a replacement Bird of equal value.
  • Retain the bird and receive reimbursement for reasonable veterinary fees, not exceeding the purchase price.

Feeding Habits

Generally the cockatoo bird is liable to excess weight gain which can be very dangerous that is why as a bird keeper you must always monitor and take into consideration the type of food you include in a birds diet. In the wild, this birds feed mostly on seeds, nuts, fresh fruits and vegetables, berries and sometimes insects for protein. A healthy diet for a pet citron cockatoo bird should consist of high-quality pellets, a daily helping of fresh bird-safe fruits and vegetables, and occasionally seeds or nuts as treats for good behavior.

Caring For  A Citron Cockatoo

If you think it is easy to care for a Citron cockatoo bird or any other pet bird then you are wrong, the Citron Crested bird needs a lot of human interaction to boost their mental stimulation otherwise they will develop destructive habits like biting, loud screaming and even feather pluck.

Irrespective of their size, it is advisable to buy a large cage with enough space for the bird to move and play around, we often recommend a cage size of at least a 4′ x 4′ x 4′.


Regular exercise is a perfect method to interact and bond with the Citron Crested Cockatoo, it is not only a wise technique but a healthy one too that is why we recommend an outside time of about 4 to 6 hours daily for the bird to roam around and play. This method should be carried out under constant supervision so the bird does not fly off although they are not known to be an escape bird but its better not to tempt fate.

Common Health Illness

Over the years it has been identified that the most common health illness liable to affect a citron crested cockatoo bird is Psittacosis. This bacterial infection is common with birds and can be battled by making sure that you handle the citron cockatoo very carefully and also make sure that their cage (environment) is clean at all time. If you notice any health issue with your pet bird like discharges from the eyes, lethargy, difficulty in breathing, quickly contact your vet so that they can get the required antibiotics to combat the illness. Besides the above mentioned side effects, it should not be ignored that the absence of mental stimulation exercise and attention from the bird keeper can also cause destructive habits with the Citron cockatoo like feather plucking and self-mutilating behaviors as mentioned earlier above.

Speech and Vocalization

The Citron Crested cockatoo is also capable of imitating some certain words and sounds if you devote enough time into training them, however this bird specie has a quiet personality and talking isn’t really a strong suit for the Citron parrot as compared to other cockatoo birds so don’t expect a lot from them when it comes to talking.

Color and Marking

This beautiful cockatoo parrot is mostly white with pale orange patches on their cheeks making it very difficult to be ignored when seen even from a far distance, beneath their wings you will find a pale yellow color and also on their tale feathers which can be seen when they stretch their wings, the citron crest has bright orange crest that clearly distinguishes them from the other sulfur-crested subspecies, which have yellow crests. The only way to tell the difference between a male and a female Citron crested cockatoo is that the male bird has black eyes while the female has brown eyes.

Citron-Crested Cockatoo for Adoption

Are you searching online for a reputable breeder to adopt a citron cockatoo bird, Feathered Grey Home should be your number one go to. We have been breeding and training healthy male and female citron crested cockatoo parrots for more than 15 years now, we also have baby citron crested cockatoo for sale as well as other cockatoo bird species like:

Citron-Crested Cockatoo Life Span

The citron crested cockatoo parrot is a highly endangered bird, if you are looking for a long time pet bird then the cockatoo parrot should be your go to. Citron crested cockatoos can live for about 50 years and more if they are well taken cared of and kept on a balance diet to keep the bird healthy.




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