Last Updated on by Mitch Rezman
Ducorps cockatoo aka Solomons cockatoo
aka Solomons corella or broad-crested corella
Karen E. writes:
My 12-year-old rescue Ducorps cockatoo who I have had 5 months now, has proved to be a challenge in finding anything he will eat!
I have purchased Harrisons, Tops Higgins safflower gold, InTune, Tropican and Tropimix, freeze-dried fruits and veggies, and dried sprouted mix. I also have dried bananas, strawberries, Greenbeens.
Also, a chop mix that I keep frozen.
As well as fresh veggies and fruits.
Tried it all, costing a fortune but worth it to find something.
He seems to like almonds, cashews, and almond butter.
That’s all! Any suggestions?
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Also, like all Too’s his need for wood is pretty intense.
He has to have it in his food bowl.
I buy pine untreated 2×4 and cut up and sand into blocks.
We encourage wood bird toys at Windy City Parrot
I worry he’s ingesting this wood, is this going to hurt him?
I swear I see him swallow bits🤷♀️ he isn’t a plucker and looks healthy and active, and he’s flighted.
I’m against a wall with the food issue.
You have had the bird for 5 months.
He is alive.
What is it that he is actually eating out of all the food you mention?
All birds are naturally messy and wasteful and they will not eat a large portion of any food.
It is their job to replant the earth, they don’t care that they are in your living room on the carpet.
I recommend simplifying the diet.
Too many choices can result in the birds picking through it all for his very favorite things due to the sheer volume of choices.
Switching to a simple seed mix with no sunflower seeds and additional pellets.
Higgins Safflower Gold Parrot Seed Mix
We use a simple generic frozen mixed veggie (corn, peas, carrot, lima beans, green beans) and daily give a small bowl with a bit including a little chopped apple.
You can save the almonds and nuts as treats.
Go from there.
I wish you the best,