ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR MATTERS


BIRDS

Common behavioural problems include:
- Feather plucking
- Screaming and inappropriate vocalisations
- Biting
- Social problems with other birds or people
- Fears and phobias
- Destructive behaviour

Services:
- Behaviour modification
- Environmental enrichment advice
- Handling and flight training
- Diet advice


In case veterinary care is needed in your bird’s life, it is good practice to have established a trusting partnership with your bird so that you are able to transport and handle them for medical treatment.

Some behaviours we can assist with conditioning include:
- Crate training (Getting into a pet pack or transport cage)
- Towel training (Birds should feel safe before being exposed to a towel wrap hold, in the event they must be restrained for medical treatment.)
- Voluntary nail trims (Trimming your birds nails can be stressful, training your bird to accept a pedicure makes life a lot easy for yourself and your pet).

Building a trust account with your parrot means you can enjoy safe interaction with him/her and ensure a healthy relationship with cooperation and positive interactions is maintained. We can provide advice on modifying housing for birds to provide the optimal environment and appropriate stimulation for specific species.


Birds have active minds and require mental stimulation, exercise, a varied diet and room to stretch their wings. Environmental enrichment keeps your bird busy and stimulates their minds, which reduces boredom and decreases many undesirable behaviours such as screaming and biting.


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