There are some truly the most beautiful parrots on the planet, very quite intimidating birds. If you are new to the world of parrots, but are seriously thinking about sharing your home with a feathered friend, there are certain species which are known to be a lot more people-friendly than others, one of which is the lovely and affectionate cockatoo. Cockatoos These very attractive birds have a reputation for being one of the friendliest parrots around. They love it when you interact with them and they adore being held and even cuddled. Very often Cockatoos don't act like birds at all, but more like dogs. As a bonus, they are very easy to train because they just love to please their human owners.