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In issue 309 -
When an Older Parrot Has Never Learned Skilful Flight – Complete Psittacine by Eb Cravens
In issue 309 -
Scarlet Macaws – were they really bred by indigenous people in the 12th century? Rosemary Low asks the question
In issue 309 -
Understanding the link between nutrition, hormonal behaviours and the avian endocrine system, Part 1 – The Holistic Parrot by Leslie Moran
In issue 309 -
The Yellow-eared Parrot – continues to expand its range in Colombia. By David Waugh, Correspondent, Loro Parque Fundación
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Parrot Sleep and Night-time Rituals

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by Sally Blanchard

Over twenty-five years ago I did an in-home consultation with a Moluccan Cockatoo. He had only lived with the couple for a few months and was a very loving companion. However, the bird seemed to be agitated a lot of the time even though he lived in a home where he received attention and good care. There was one major exception. He lived with a couple in a duplex and he screamed a lot. Luckily the neighbours didn’t seem to care, but his caregivers were still concerned about his behaviour. This was one of those consultations that was pretty easy to figure out.

As I walked into the living room, I noticed the Moluccan’s cage was right next to a big screen TV. This was back when these TVs were huge and took up a lot of space. The man worked the day shift at a local company and the woman worked the night shift at a nearby hospital. The few hours that they were home together were usually spent relaxing, watching TV and giving the cockatoo attention. There were quite a few hours when only one of them was home and that person often watched TV if they weren’t sleeping. This was the problem. With the overlap, there was little time when the Moluccan could actually sleep.

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