Vocalizing Is Not Screaming

I grew up in the era where children were supposed to be “seen and not heard”. Fortunately, my parents did not subscribe to this philosophy. There were six kids in my family, however, and sometimes playtime would escalate to nearly intolerable...

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Why Do Parrots Do What They Do?

Amazon Parrot

Parrots are very productive creatures.  All of their daily activity shows purpose and a striving towards a goal.  There is nothing that they do that doesn’t benefit them in some way.  Foraging for food, preening, nest building all serve a clear purpose.  Even play is beneficial.  A young bird learns about the agility of its body.  It learns about defense, how to apply and withdraw force and builds its confidence.  Birds are very social beings, and play continues throughout adulthood.  And they perform other behaviors, ...

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Balancing Parrots and a Busy Life

Galah


I have a full time job which means I am out of the house for 10-11 hours, five days a week.  I worry sometimes that each of my parrots aren’t getting enough one on one attention from me.  Given that parrots need at least ten hours of sleep each day, there isn’t much time left in the day once I get home from work.  I have five parrots and this means that meal preparation and cleaning up after them needs to be worked into the schedule ...

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