|Cooler weather may not seem like a time for activity, but if you think about it creatively, weather that prevents you from being out and about provides you with multiple opportunities to get closer to your feathered friend.
Birds are highly intelligent pets that respond well to frequent physical and mental stimulation. This includes spending time with you, which he adores.
Remember that the frequency of attention time is what he craves, not necessarily the length of time you spend with him.
Enrich your bird’s environment with plenty of stimulating
toys. Rotate them every few days to present a fresh look
and challenge for your pet and to ensure he doesn’t get
bored. Playing with your bird using interactive toys such
as the Teach Box & Bank teaches your bird to
recognize and name colors and shapes.
When your bird tires of entertaining items, simply stroke
his plumage, talk to him softly, or just let him be with you.
Give him plenty of out-of-cage time. Birds need this
time to alleviate boredom and flex their muscles. Plus,
exercise relaxes your bird, which can help prevent
negative stress reactions such as screaming, feather
plucking, and biting. A play gym or playtop
cage allows opportunities for self-diversion.
Forage, forage, forage. Foraging is what makes birds
happiest since they spend most of their time doing it
in their wild state. Foraging toys challenge birds to make them
think and work for their treats.
Keep minds active by using this time of year to strengthen that important bond you have with your feathered companion.