We all know the situations. The middle school kid who lets the door shut in an elderly woman’s face. The cute guy/girl who won’t text you back after a fantastic date. The person who doesn’t give a courtesy wave after you let them into your lane. On and on and on. What do we say about these people?
“Why didn’t their parents raise them properly?!”
Birds are playful and curious. Let's do what we can to keep the holiday decor safe for them and young children too.
All natural and fun to make decorations
Two things I swore never to work with, primates and birds- both terrifying!
... how I can do what I do in such a dedicated manner and where exactly is the joy in being surrounded by so much suffering?
Don’t witness suffering and turn your back on it or that animal has suffered in vain.
Some things about Bird Fostering from someone whose been doing it for several years.
Being an Avian Foster Parent is so rewarding.
Be Proud. Be an Avian Foster Parent
Playing is important :)
Eight distinct play types we see in our feathered companions
We are big fans of Dr. Susan Friedman's work.
In recent years, as the teaching technology of applied behavior analysis has become more widely known and practiced, the quality of life for captive parrots has improved by leaps and bounds.
Although they may not tell you in quite this way, all parrots will benefit from caregivers who know these ten things about behavior.
To many birds get sick and/or die every year from these things. And they can all be avoided.
This is a scholarly article published in Psychology Today
Laws are changing for the better for animals!
Marc Bekoff, Ph.D - a former Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. He has won many awards for his scientific research including the Exemplar Award from the Animal Behavior Society and a Guggenheim Fellowship. Marc has published more than 1000 essays (popular, scientific, and book chapters), 30 books, and has edited three encyclopedias.
I know there are a lot of people out there familiar with Alex and the studies done with him.
But this article is just too good to pass up. For those of you who aren't aware, I hope you get a lot out of this.
Stirs soo many emotions.