Cockatoo Does Not Want Go To Bed

This is Onni, an umbrella cockatoo that likes to sit on his dads shoulder and nap before bedtime, but this time instead of going to her sleeping quarters, Onni decides that it’s more comfy, warm and peaceful to sleep with dad. White cockatoos can be very affectionate, bond closely with people and are valued for their beauty. They are often called “velcro birds” because they like to cuddle with people, especially their owners, or primary care-taker. Anyone not used to cockatoo behavior may find this cuddling behavior odd, as most parrots do not cuddle like the umbrella cockatoo. Although capable of imitating basic human speech, they are not considered the most able speakers among parrots.