I sit and write this post prompted by inquiries from various sides to write something about the psychology of the parrot.
My householders look at "The Bachelor" and I will say as well that I am glad to ask me to write about this subject. To get a little bit back to "perfect" it is for every d... nice.
I have to point out at the beginning that the psychology of birds is a very extensive branch of the veterinarian and everything I write here will only be a small part of it, in the sea of information, cases, examples, states ....
Researching the psychology of birds is quite demanding. There is a demand for a human psychology where it is possible to talk to a person, let alone the bird where it is only possible to study their behavior and body language.
We know that parrots are genetic wild animals irrespective of what comes from controlled breeding. As much as they are manually fed, there is a genetic impetus for freedom and nature. That is why we have to be very careful with the parrots, because every change in the owner, the space in which it lives, can change its behavior literally overnight.
What every parakeet owner should follow is the day-to-day behavior of their pet and as soon as they notice a negative change on it, try to find out the cause of that change.
Most of the negative behaviors in the parrot arise from one and most common causes.
This should be detected as early as possible at the very beginning, so that it does not change into habit, then it is often times too late to correct it or such correction requires a lot of time and effort and the result is questionable.
If you detect the problem and cause of the problem at the very beginning, you can relieve the disrupted behavior of your parrot completely.
Frequent shouting on a bird (which is a common case when our behaviors are nervous), hitting or any other way of confocating methods in most cases does not produce any results, but exacerbates the situation.
Great success can only be achieved by calm reactions and in this way discover the cause of negative behavior and suppress it.
You must always have one thing in mind, the parrot in this world (in captivity), considers itself prey. It is a starting point for the whole story about the psychology of a parrot in captivity.
We have a manually guarded bird that came to our home with a certain shock. With our behavior we have to show birds that they can and must trust you to make a frendly environment. At the very beginning of its arrival it feels endangered and every person is considered a potential predator. Try to imagine being taken off by creatures from another planet you do not know, taking you somewhere you've never been to, unknown, and seeing around the beings you do not know, whether he will do something for you and what he will do to you.
This parrot almost feels like it when it comes to your home. And now it goes some routine of its life in the new environment. It slowly begins to get used to a new home, a new person, and begins to behave much more relaxed and to bond, to trust the people it meets, under the condition that no one has done anything ugly. Ugly in their heads can be anything from shouting to it(parakeet), shouting to another person, sudden entry into the room, or dressing something like a parrot looks scary like a winter cap.
It's a nice coexistence for you and a new pet that lasts for a while, and then something happens and your pet starts to behave differently compared to before. Behavior can be constant or only in some cases. If it is only in some cases, then it should be much easier to detect the problem, but if there is a constant change of behavior then we have to consider the cause of change of behavior.
Constant behavioral change can be manifested in a variety of ways and one of the most common screams, assaults when you approach birds, bumps, ........
Here comes your ability to see how much you have been following your bird for some time when it came to you, or you did not follow it, but the bird serves as a decoration in the home because the prestigious thing has a parrot or the interior designers said it was IN.
You must be primarily self-critical in such situations. First, review yourself and the behavior of the birds. Did you do something now, not more? Have you changed your daily routine? Has anyone come to live with you, another pet? Has anyone gone? You have to bear in mind that most parrots are monogamous animals, ie they are partners in nature and stay with them all their lives.
They often know how to connect a person to a house rather than to the rest, and when that person changes something, the bird begins to change their behavior. Often, due to the rhythm of life, there is no noticeable change that has led to a change in bird behavior. Then it's time to detect problems and remove it.
I will give you two examples of your own experience where changes occurred in our birds, but we were able to quickly detect and correct the cause and consequences.
Our Loro - male (ara chloroptera) has been with us since birth and became our best friends. We attended socialization, trained various motor exercises and became the bird I most trusted. Although I have the biggest parrot, and who has the biggest beak, and many people have had the fear of coming closer to him, I was convinced that they could put a small child of two years on hand without fear of being tormented. In seven years we have been working on the interaction between birds and children, there has never been an incident with him. This year, in April, when it started to moult, I noticed that it was too long and that the feathery feather on the tips of the wings and the young buds that just came out.
It also started to kicks its legs and chest. Now, the tourist season has not started yet, so I have turned off the potential stress caused by the absence of the home and the more intense interaction with people. I did not change its diet, nothing really happened to change its behavior for that. I also turned off the bird's anxiety caused by the event. As it started to squat, it would turn to the wall when sitting at the branch. I saw something definitely wrong. The only thing that came to my mind was the need to grow up. It started the season, he began to socialize more with people, and the healing was reduced and he returned to the old age. It lasted until mid-September when the season ended and stopped hanging out with people and returned to the everyday life of the home.
The next day he began to intensify again and then I decided to find the girlfriend. Actually, in the beginning, I wanted to try even with the two drugs. Namely, coughing can sometimes cause bacteria in voles. This bacterium can occur due to fermentation of fruit in the vole, which is possible because my birds are the basic daily food of the fruit.
If the volcum for some reason is not regularly emptied, content fermentation may occur and this may cause certain complications. One of the first indicators of this problem can be bird crawl. By combining and treating the two drugs, this problem, if present, can be solved for about 45 days. During that time, we also found that we had a girlfriend and decided to put them together, but to do the therapy. However, from the first day we put it with the woman, his behavior changed from the root. He stopped chatting, not divorced from a new partner, and when approached, he protruded his wings over me and gave me the knowledge that I did not break him about new love, so he told me "do not touch me"! Today they have a nice feather again, have two eggs and wait for the young.
The other case is Thiago (ara ararauna). He's great with me, but he's especially attached to my wife. She can do what we can not do with it.
Since we had programs with birds by tourist facilities, depending on where we were, we carried various birds. That day we had "Bird Encounters" or "Edutainment", a birding in an autocamp. We decided to take Lora (ara chloroptera), Thiaga (ara ararauna) and DJ (yellow amazon).
At this gathering, we first keep lectures on the birds, their habitats and the protection of birds and habitats, and then children and parents can keep the bird in hand and have some contact with them. At one point I told my wife to add me a DJ to put it on a girl's hand. She added it to me and turned to take Thiaga, and he grabbed her and handily banged her. First she was in shock, and then I also because Thiago never bore anyone, let alone one of us.
Good that none of the guests saw it but the situation was a bit uncomfortable because blood flowed from her hands. We've done this to the end, but I had to deal with it because she did not give it to her near.
That day we were in the evening with the birds on another occasion and we took Loro and Thiago. Thiago still did not let her go near him. I had no problems with him! And then I remembered that she added DJ in front of Thiago! He was so jealous that she took another bird to bite her and did not want any contact with her. Then with some help I had somehow joined them in one part of the night, Thiago got to her hand and began to kiss her and push her head into her bady, and he was sorry for what he had done and wanted to apologize for the bite.
These are two examples of my own experience when I had to go down to the level of thinking of the parrot, to look for the causes of their behavior and to remove them without major consequences, except the bruised fingers of my wife, but that is less important, so he did not bite me. :-)