Parrots have therapists to teach them how to behave
PLUCKING out their own feathers, screaming excessively and becoming aggressive: Parrots can develop behavioural disorders if they are not treated appropriately.
Castration can help calm down male birds, but it’s not a catch-all solution to more deep-rooted problems, according to Lukas Reese from the German Veterinary Association for Animal Protection. In any case, it’s not recommended by most veterinary experts, and is even illegal in many countries.
To keep parrots calm and happy in a way that is appropriate for their species, owners should pay attention to the following:
Do not keep them alone: Parrots are social creatures and need a partner. A human being can be a great companion, but is no substitute for another bird.
Keep them occupied: Parrots are very intelligent and therefore need something to do. Toys, feeders or a home aviary with lots of different sections are great for keeping them busy.
Get to know them: Owners should collect information on the characteristics of their parrot in advance. For example, macaws communicate very loudly, and the owner cannot stop their pet parrot from doing this.
If a parrot continues to display odd behaviour, the owner should check the state of the bird’s health. If there aren’t any organic causes, owners are advised to contact a behavioural trainer. – dpa
Parrots are social creatures and need a partner. A human being can be a great companion, but is no substitute for another bird. — FRANZISKA GABBERT/dpa