Livestock & Poultry
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).
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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