Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a zoologist and book author, recently retired from a career of over 20 years with the Bronx Zoo. Today I’d like to review some holiday gift-giving options for the birds and bird-lovers on your list. I’ve mainly focused on items that can improve an owner’s pet-keeping experience while adding to their bird’s quality of life.
Providing your pet with a larger cage is one of the most important steps that you can take to ensure its good health and longevity. My observations of parrots, both in the wild and under my care in zoos, have convinced me of this. Appropriately-sized cages allow our birds to engage in a greater variety of behaviors and, by reducing stress, help to limit health-care expenses.
Training is often simplified, as parrots kept in tight quarters are difficult to interact-with.
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