Rose Breasted Cockatoos

Rose Breasted Cockatoos (a.k.a. Galha)

Origin - Australia

Size - 14" long

Lifespan - 40 years being average but can live to 70 years


The galah  also known as the rose-breasted cockatoo, galah cockatoo, roseate cockatoo or pink and grey, is one of the most common and widespread cockatoos, and it can be found in open country in almost all parts of mainland Australia.

It is endemic on the mainland and was introduced to Tasmania, where its distinctive pink and grey plumage and its bold and loud behaviour make it a familiar sight in the bush and increasingly in urban areas.  The Galah socializes adequately and can engage playfully in entertainment activities to support the overall very intelligent nature of the bird.  Like most other cockatoos, galahs create strong lifelong bonds with their partners.

Affectionate and friendly, the Rose-Breasted Cockatoos have a reputation for being loving pets. They are sensitive birds, however, and require quite a bit of attention and interaction from their owners. Those interested in owning a Rose-Breasted Cockatoo should make sure that they have plenty of free time to spend with their new pet.