Moluccan Cockatoo performs unique Flamenco inspired dance
Everyone should let themselves dance and get into the music like Max the Moluccan Cockatoo! He starts with a gentle beak click, and then starts to add in a few head movements. Very soon he is dancing and clicking away like a seasoned Flamenco dancer, using his beak like a castanet. Who knew that a Cockatoo originating from Indonesia could put on a show worthy of a seasoned spanish dancer?
It’s hard not to laugh when you watch this 25 year old male Moluccan Cockatoo with a larger than life attitude. Max believes that all humans are ridiculous, it’s always a great time for snacks, and, of course, that the world revolves around him. His life is filled with adventures that he loves to share with his flockers.
Max is living with his owner in his forever home. When he was ten years old he was rescued from a bad situation. In his original home he was living in a basement, and had a lot of behavioral challenges – screaming non-stop and biting to the point that he couldn’t be handled safely. He has come a long way since then, and is now very friendly and social.
The Moluccan Cockatoo, also known as a Salmon-crested Cockatoo (Cacatua moluccensis) can live 60 to 80 years. They are readily recognized by their trademark peach color with a brilliant Salmon colored crest that provides a brilliant display. Like all parrots they require a lot of attention, nutrition and care.