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The Galah, also known as the Rose-breasted Cockatoo, Galah Cockatoo or Roseate Cockatoo is an extremely intelligent parrot that is fond of humans and capable of learning many words and complex tricks. We don’t keep them as pets in Australia but they can be easily found as they are the most common cockatoo found in open country and urban areas in almost all parts of the Australian continent. These birds are hardy and don’t get many diseases or disorders common to parrots living to over 40 to 70 years old. The word Galah comes from the word gilaa from Yuwallaraay, a native Aboriginal language. In Aussie slang, the word Galah means a fool and one of the most famous users of this word is Alf Stewart from Home and Away who often says “Flaming galah”. They are so pretty and I adore their array of pinks and their majestic crest ♥

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