Long Billed Corella

Growth Size

Long Billed Corellas grow to a length of about 40cm, and can weigh up to 600g.

Lifespan

50 – 60 years.

Temperament

Corellas are active and energetic birds. They can be noisy at times and need to be provided with toys and other stimulation, otherwise they may become bored and destructive.

Training Difficulty

These intelligent birds will pick up things easily. Undesirable behaviour can quickly be stopped with regular training. They are also thought to be the best talker of the Australian Cockatoos.

Recommended Owners

Recommended for people who have experience looking after birds, as they can be difficult for beginners.

Origin

One of Australia's most recognisable native Cockatoos, this bird was first identified in 1820. Sometimes viewed as a pest in the wild, due to their destruction of farming crops, these birds have grown in popularity as pets possibly because of their talking ability.

Diet

A commercial Parrot food supplemented with fresh fruit and vegetables. They can also be fed on some dry dog food and grubs or mealworms.

Please note! The dietary guidelines specified above are only a guide and feeding may vary based on your pet's size, activity level, and metabolism.

Grooming

You will need to provide your Corella with the weekly opportunity to bathe. This ensures the feathers are kept clean, and the bird's skin remains free from dander.

Comments

In the wild, these birds use their long upper mandible to dig up roots and insect larvae to feed on.