Moluccan Cockatoo is scared of Turtles
On a recent visit to a Pet Store Max the Moluccan Cockatoo checked out a few of the big tanks. You never know who you are going to meet. Max wasn't too sure about the Turtles, especially when they started swimming towards him. Were the Turtles watching the parrot, or was the parrot watching the turtles? The turtles were quite large and were unlike any animal he had ever seen before, so he cautiously retreated to the safety of his human's arm.
The majestic turtles were curious and came right over to the side of the glass to take a better look at the large white cockatoo who had stopped by their space.
Max is the original Moluccan Cluckatoo with his unmistakable trademark Bok that he sings with joy. 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. Occasionally Max shares the spotlight with flock members Tycho (A 23 year old African Grey who believes cameras are parrot eating monsters), Tikal (A 44 year old Amazon who enjoys saying hello), and his owner (a featherless biped who doesn’t listen).
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.