Slender-Billed Corella


The slender-billed corella is an intelligent, entertaining bird. It can mimic words, sentences and other sounds (such as a dog barking or their owner’s laughter) to perfection. The slender-billed corella generally a docile species but nonetheless demand a structured focussed attention from their owners in order to prevent destructive behavior. Slender-billed corellas can be playful, friendly and curious and are very active.

Behavior / Health Concerns

Slender-billed corellas require large cages to accommodate their need for movement and exercise. Because slender-billed corella love to spend time with their owners, a playstand is a wise investment so that the pet bird can be moved from room to room to be near their pet bird owner. Slender-billed corellas have a tendency to gain weight, it is important to monitor the fat intake in their diet, as well as to allow them plenty of opportunity for exercise. Although they are affectionate, a slender-billed corella’s beak is nonetheless very strong and a bite can cause serious damage, so proper behavioral training is essential.

Expert Advice

“One of the most delightful cockatoos of all! Slender-billed corellas are extremely intelligent and playful. They can talk very clearly and are always into mischief. They require quality time with their favorite person and have to be watched because they can get into all kinds of trouble. A real outgoing personality!”

Gene Maranda, Avian Companions (

Breed Details

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15.5 inches
Life Expectancy:
Up to 50 years
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