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Old 10-23-2007, 02:36 PM   #1
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Enrich your captive Parrots life:

This is an interesting article I though might be of interest to post. Its from the parrotchronicles website. Its a study by Cheryl Meehan who has a PHD in animal behavior from the University of California at Davis on how to enrich our captive Parrots lives: http://www.parrotchronicles.com/july...4/research.htm

I learn something new all the time - it may be best after all to change their cages around

It also talks about feather plucking, pairing and foraging.
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Old 10-23-2007, 06:26 PM   #2
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Interesting article!
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Old 11-09-2008, 12:24 AM   #3
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Great Article!

Thank you for posting the link to that article. We just got our first Parrotlet two weeks ago and are always looking for information to improve her quality of life. This article had some great suggestions.

Thanks Again!
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Old 11-09-2008, 01:16 PM   #4
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wow what a great article, makes me want to think of more foraging, more shredding interactive toys.. keep them busy.
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Old 11-10-2008, 07:21 AM   #5
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What an awesome website! More reading to do!!
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Old 11-22-2008, 03:11 PM   #6
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Very interesting - it will be a busy Christmas here for the fids!
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Old 11-23-2008, 11:31 AM   #7
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Great article! Thanks!



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Old 11-24-2008, 08:09 PM   #8
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This really is an excellent article. I like how it addresses the needs for foraging and a bird friend of the same species.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:14 AM   #9
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This was a great article, nice to see some research in the area, although it does pose some ethical questions. Is it right to keep a bird in a steril enviroment when you start to see plucking, even if it is for research? I realize those birds were helped after six months, but still...
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http://www.birdsafe.com sells a great little "foraging tree" playstand for a great price that would be good for parrotlets. A portion of their proceeds goes toward the local bird rescue too PheonixLanding.org . They have a ton of great products for parrotlets and foraging. They have these tiny little round wooden boxes with drilled holes in them for like 70 cents. My parrotlets love to pull the lid off and find little surprises inside. They're the perfect size for our little birds.
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