Cockatoos can make great pets because they are affectionate, ‘cuddly’ and love bonding with their owners. This sociability and longing for affection often results in Cockatoo owners becoming addicted to their infectious personalities.
Cockatoos are beautiful, intelligent, excitable and playful. They require a medium to large cage and can live from 40 to 80 years, depending on the species. Cockatoos are also good talkers and can develop quite a vocabulary.