Cockatoos Many Parrot experts will tell you that most species of Cockatoos should never have been brought from the wild and asked to share our homes. The numbers of cockatoos in sanctuaries and those waiting for adoptive homes confirms this belief. People are drawn to these beautiful white, fluffy, cuddly birds because of their loving, affectionate nature. Too often these birds become major behavior problems because of their neediness and demand for constant attention. Unwitting owners often reinforce these tendencies, dooming the bird to a multitude of problems.