Handling and training your parrot are excellent ways to bond. Your feathered friend will see tricks and trained behavior as socially bonding and interacting, like hanging out and playing with friends. Handling and petting will also increase your social bonding, and knowing how to properly handle your bird is useful in emergency situations. This will add variation to your social time, and be super fun for both you and your parrot!
The phrase, “you are what you eat,” has great implications when it comes to the health and well-being of your bird. When given food that nourishes the body and mind of a bird you can see your bird thrive, there’s no doubt about that
The bond that owners have with their parrots is complex and often intense. While it is hard to explain what a healthy bond with a parrot feels like, the same way it is hard to explain what a good friendship feels like, there are definitive ways that humans and parrots bond.
Maybe you have cats or dogs or other animals, and are thinking about getting a parrot. Maybe you have a parrot, but miss having a cat and wonder if your pets could get along. Maybe you have multiple pets already, and are wondering how they interact. In any case, it all boils down to one question; is it safe to have my parrot with other pets?
New surroundings and loud unfamiliar noises can keep a bird stressed and afraid. Which is why we need to understand some of the basic behaviors of a scared parrot, what could scare or stress a parrot, and lastly what we (as responsible bird parronts) can do to help.