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BIRD BEHAVIOR & TRAINING
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Activities That Add Experience to Food
Could a lack of foraging activity be affecting the physical and mental well-being of your pet bird? Find out what wild birds experience every day and may be missing in your bird's life.
Behavior Problems May be Linked to Your Bird's Cage
In both situations, the source of the problems was remedied with changes in the cage size, location, and accessories. However, in the case of Payton, since the problem behaviors he displayed took time to develop, they also would take some time, and t
Bird Behavior, Encourage Activity and Exercise
Got a perch potato? Keep your pet bird active and healthy with these simple, inexpensive, tips to encourage avian exercise.
Bird Behavior: Influences and Solutions
Do you know what causes your bird to scream, bite, or feather pick? Find out now and learn how to get your bird on her best behavior.
Bird Brains: Why Birds Talk
Birds are social creatures in the wild, and when brought into our homes, they naturally view us as part of their social group, wanting to interact, communicate, entertain, and be entertained.
Bird Habitat Enrichment Tips to Eliminate Boredom
Eliminate bird boredom with ease with the right approach and supplies. Follow these simple tips to enjoy long term benefits for your bird.
Bird Stress Checklist
Still related to their wild cousins, your pet bird can be stressed by a number of factors. If her stress level becomes too high, your bird may bite, pick her feathers, scream, or even become phobic.
Bird Vocalization: Insight in to Bird Behavior
Birds vocalize for many different reasons. Discover insight into different bird vocalizations and what you can do to increase vocalization or encourage longer periods of silence.
Correcting Bird Biting Behavior
To start correcting a biting problem, first determine the cause and correct any underlying problems such as treating an illness.
Enrichment - Easy and Essential
Keep your bird mentally and physically fit the simple way. You won't believe how easy it is to enrich your bird's life with these easy and simple additions.
Enrichment Makes a Happy, Healthy Bird
Feather Picking: Get to the Root of the Problem
Feather picking is a confusing behavior. The hallmark of this self-destructive condition is loss of feathers on the body and neck with normal feathers on the head.
Foraging Ideas with Natural Treats
Learning more about the natural diet of your pet birds is a fun way to discover new and interesting treat options.
Foraging: Essential Environment Enrichment
Wild birds spend up to 6 hours foraging for food, with additional time manipulating food with their beaks and feet. Denial of environmental enrichment through foraging can cause boredom-related problems like feather picking or screaming.
How to Teach Your Bird to Retrieve Toys
Teaching your bird to retrieve objects is taught in a series of steps, your bird will learn each step before you put them together in sequence.
How to Teach Your Bird to Step Up
Every pet needs to be trained in some fashion and that includes birds. Since a natural physical behavior of a bird is to step up, this is a fairly easy command to teach.
Introducing A Second Bird Into Your Home
Adding a new bird to your flock is a wonderful way to reduce loneliness and promote natural social behavior. But it is not without its challenges.
Is Your Bird So Bored She Could Scream?
In large birds, boredom is one of the leading causes of behavior problems such as biting, screaming, and especially feather picking.
Play: Vital to Bird Health & Wellness
Without opportunities to play, your bird can suffer severe behavioral and emotional problems; here's how to avoid challenges
Relieve Boredom
Weather that prevents you from being out and about provides you with multiple opportunities to get closer to your feathered friend.
Remedy Bird Aggression Due to Pair Bonding
Bird pair-bonding behavior is complex. Unexpected or unwanted behaviors can surface inadvertently due to human activity. Learn how to remedy aggressive pair bonding behavior to improve parrot/owner relations.
Reward Positive Behavior With Bird Treats
Bird treats are an excellent way to coax reluctant birds and to establish and reinforce positive behavior.
Send Your Bird to the Head of the Class
Researchers are finding that birds can solve problems by insight, and even learn by example, as do human children.
Single-Person Bond, How to Prevent
Pet birds should be handled by every family member in the household to prevent one-person bonding. Early training of your bird to step up onto a stick, perch, or finger will allow each member to care for the bird when other members are not around.
Teaching Step Down: An Activity With Many Benefits
Added benefits to any training include helping your bird overcome his natural fear of you and strengthening the human-bird bond.
Teaching Your Bird Tricks With Treats
The right treat for your cage bird boosts training success. Discover how treats play a key role in teaching birds practical tasks, strengthen bonds and beat birdie boredom.
Tips to Encourage Bird Foraging Behaviors
The ultimate goal of your bird foraging is to eat, the actual act of searching for and finding food is how birds exercise, play, and stimulate their minds.
Tips to encourage foraging
Foraging, the collective activity during which your bird searches for and locates food, is an essential part of natural bird behavior. Encourage foraging with these simple tips.
Top 6 Tips for Avian Social Activity
Your intelligent and social bird thrives on interaction with you. In fact, regular interaction is absolutely essential for her continued well-being and overall health.
Treasure hunt: keep your bird's active mind occupied with foraging
Lack of foraging activity can affect your bird's physical and emotional well-being, causing boredom, behavioral problems (such as feather picking), and a lack of natural curiosity.
Understanding Your Bird's Body Language
Birds sometimes say the most when they don't say anything at all. Though a few species of our feathered friends can use human speech, every member of the avian community expresses himself through his body language.
Using Treats to Teach Tricks: Nodding
Nodding is an extension of normal parrot behavior, and a favorite treat is a great way to help your bird learn the motion of the nod.
What is Your Bird Trying to Tell You?
The realm of bird body language is vast and includes beak, eye, head, wing, feather, tail, and foot movements; vocalizations; and more. Here are a few of the common bird postures with their general meanings.
Why Birds Act Out and How to Stop It
When a companion bird is stressed, he will also act out. And because your bird is closer to the wild state than most other companion animals, you need to be extra diligent about easing stresses that he might face.
Why do Birds Bite?
A common behavior problem reported by bird owners, especially parrot owners, is biting. Parrots have large beaks and their bite can cause severe damage, so this is a behavior problem that needs to be corrected.
Why Do Birds Chew?
Your bird chews because it feels good, it's fun, and it allows him to learn about the world around him. In addition to being entertaining and mentally stimulating, chewing helps ensure proper beak maintenance and growth.
Your Bird is Smarter Than You Think
Researchers are finding that birds can solve problems by insight, and even learn by example, as do human children.

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