functional misbehavior

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Understanding Parrot Behavior | Beauty Of Birds

This article at by Phoebe Greene Linden, SBBF, California, and S.G. Friedman, Ph.D., Utah State University, is an excellent example of applying science to understand a parrot’s behavior. It shows how we can unknowingly teach a bird to behave in certain ways, some of which we enjoy and others no so […]


Cry Baby — A parrot perfectly imitates a baby crying? Why? How can we prevent it?

[Much of this article is written tongue-in-cheek. Nonetheless, I think the gist of the advice is good. It follows behavioral science and guidelines but staggers around a bit like Dean Martin on a bender.] A parrot perfectly imitates a baby crying. It makes you wonder, doesn’t it? Why would a […]

Thinking outside the box | The road to understanding behavior

There are some basic principles that you must confirm for yourself to work with “problem parrots and cockatoos” and begin to understand behavior. I suggest that you don’t just accept these as facts, research the scientific basis of these statements. You will find that they are not the minority opinion […]