Why Social Dominance Theory Does Not Apply To Flocks
Dogs and parrots are very different creatures, but as humans, we often try to draw comparisons to their behaviour. Canines being a creature that most everyone has had experience with, a lot of owners will try to draw connections.
For instance: The theory of height dominance. The idea is that birds move up high to try and ‘one-up’ their people.
First, let’s look at a parrot’s motivation for climbing up out of reach. A bird ...