A great article about behavior by Dr. Susan Friedman. (The picture is Roman, soaking up affection). Link: Straight Talk about Behavior
This article at beautyofbirds.com 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 […]
This video is about the ABC’s of behavior. It’s a good introduction to one of the tools that professional trainers use when working with parrots. It applies to every living organism, not just people and parrots. Learn more about Applied Behavior Analysis and not only will your parrot be happier and […]
I found this excellent primer on teaching freeflight on YouTube. Don’t try this without a professional behaviorist who knows how to train birds to fly free. This video covers the main methods and hazards.
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 […]