Umbrella Cockatoos are quite possibly the most cuddling, and affectionate parrots. This is an excellent quality in a companion bird, but Umbrella Cockatoos are also one of the most demanding companion birds there is. They will go everywhere and do everything with you if able or given the opportunity. Umbrella Cockatoos are not great talkers but are extremely intelligent. They can be trained easily due to how fast they pick things up. If not handled or trained correctly, these personality traits can drastically change when they reach sexual maturity.
They live 40 to 70 years, and some even older due to modern healthier diets, exercise, and mental stimulation. Umbrella Cockatoos are not a parrot for first-time bird owners, and a lot of thought and consideration should go into the idea of getting one for a companion bird.