Posted by Diane Burroughs on November 04, 2014
Well, we’re on the countdown to the holiday hustle bustle. It’s that fun time of year for us but not so much for our birds. If you're a parrot lover, than you know about holidays, parrots and stress. With the intelligence of 5 year old but the emotional intelligence of a 2 year old, your parrot is bound to respond to changes in routine and absorb the stress levels of the holiday season.
Most birds thrive on predictable routines in terms of who’s in the home, waking up and going to bed, feeding time and cuddle time. Birds may feel vulnerable and stressed out with all of the changes in routine, strangers in the house and even the sights and scents of the season. Let's talk about how to minimize the holiday related stress your bird may experience.
While a stressed bird may have a variety of symptoms, watch for mood changes, repetitive behaviors and general signs of lethargy. Consult your avian veterinarian if you become concerned about your birds well-being.
Your bird needs as much predictability as possible during this time of year when you are stressed out and your home is so busy.
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