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The Galah, better known as the Pink Cockatoo, is probably one of the nicest and most satisfying parrots to keep in captivity. However, breeding this bird is somewhat complex and unsuitable for everyone. It is undoubtedly prevalent on the market, while in nature, it is possible to observe it in much of Australia, excluding the coasts. It is an absolutely unique parrot of its kind due to the pink colour of its plumage. Although its appearance is similar to that of other cockatoos, genetic studies have shown that the pink one is so different that it is classified in a separate genus. Although they are brilliant parrots, their original name is certainly not flattering as it means “idiot”.

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The original name of the Pink Cockatoo is “Galah”, a word that comes from “Gilda”, from the aboriginal language of Yuwaalaraay. Although they are brilliant and friendly birds, “galea” literally means “idiot”. The main reason this parrot species has been given such a derogatory name is that they make a lot of noise.
They are undoubtedly vivacious animals who love the company and are always very active. Like many other animals, Pink Cockatoos suffer a lot from loneliness, so it is always good to dedicate many hours of the day to them and equip their aviary so they never get bored. Also, don’t forget to take him out of the cage occasionally!

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Being very lively, it could happen that during the euphoria of the moment, it may inadvertently peck its master. In reality, it is advisable to curb this attitude immediately. Otherwise, it could become a habit growing up.

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The Pink Cockatoo, as you may already know, is one of those parrots that “talk” or, better said, can reproduce some sounds they hear during the day. Plus, they can learn various intelligence games quickly, so if you decide to raise one, be sure to provide them with puzzles to solve daily!
Extraordinarily sociable and intelligent, he really enjoys interacting with humans.
In short, the original name of this bird seems to us really unfair to it!

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