Guest Author - Mavis Metcalf
Galaxy the Rose-Breasted or Galah Cockatoo is showing us his beautiful feathers in this jigsaw puzzle. Thanks to Teresa Schnurr of Companion Fids for this gorgeous photo.
As always, you can make the puzzle easier (or harder) by changing the size and shape of puzzle pieces and you may have to scroll over to get the whole puzzle in view.
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The Rose-Breasted or Galah Cockatoo is native to Australia, where they can still be seen flying in large flocks in the wild. In some parts of the country, these beautiful birds are considered to be pests due to the large numbers and the fact that they love to eat the crops right from the farmer's fields.
I have seen pictures of flocks of these cockatoos at backyard feeders in Australia, which is just as natural there, as are the sparrows, chickadees, finches and bluejays that come to my own backyard feeder.
Cockatoos can make excellent pets - but only if you have researched the species and understand the specific needs of these birds. Unfortunately, Cockatoos are one of the birds often turned in to shelters due to noise, dust, plucking problems etc, and if the owners had done proper research, they may have chosen a different species in the first place. Instead, they decide that birds are not for them and they drop their pet off at a shelter.