The umbrella cockatoo desires nothing more than to cuddle with the object of its desire. They can become overly attached to other birds or objects. When the objects or birds are sold, the umbrella cockatoo will become very disappointed. These birds are extremely sentimental.
They can be distinguished from other white cockatoos by its wholly white crest. It raises like an umbrella when the bird is excited, agitated, or ready to play. Both the beak and legs are dark gray, and the feathers on the underside of the wings and tail are light yellow.