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10 Things your parrot wants you to know about behavior

Is your parrot screaming?  Biting?  Doing something you generally find unpleasant?  Would you like to learn more about their behavior and how you might be able to modify it to something more appealing?  This article from the World Parrot Trust is a great place to start.  

The True Nature of Parrots

Parrots are wild at heart.  We've been keeping them as pets for thousands of years, but up until recently most of these had been captured from the wild.  It wasn't until 1992 that the Wild Bird Conservation Act was passed and the United States banned the import of wild caught birds.  That means most parrots alive in captivity today are only a few generations removed from the wild.  The traits that helped these birds survive in their native habitats are also the traits that make them difficult to keep as pets.  Read more in this article written by Denise Kelly, Joan Rae & Krista Menzel.

Resolving behavioral problems in pet birds

Beauty of Birds has put together a plethora of articles dedicated to resolving some of the most common behavioral problems in pet birds.  Here you will find articles written by respected scientists and aviculturalists from specific issues such as screaming to articles that cover a more general comprehension of behavior.

Cockatoos, specifically

Those of us who have spent any amount of time around companion parrots are familiar with cockatoos being known as one of the most difficult psittacine families to care for in captivity.  If you have a cockatoo and need help, or if you're considering adopting one in the future, it would be a good idea to read through some of the information and letters at

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