Tag Archives: behavior

Can (and Should) Every Dog Be Saved?

Posted on: May 18, 2015 - 44 Comments

Many perfectly wonderful dogs with lovely temperaments are being euthanized regularly for space while extremists spend time battling online about why one dog that mauled a child should get another chance.

The sexually frustrated parrot: a man-made phenomenon

Posted on: August 12, 2013 - 22 Comments

According to a recent study, men think about sex 18 times a day, while women think about it 10 times a day. Should we be surprised that most parrots that are raised in the wild in large very social flocks also are obsessed with sex? I recently attended the annual conference of the Association of Read More

Behavior enrichment for rodents: how to have a happier, healthier pet

Posted on: June 14, 2013 - 3 Comments

Enrichment is a big buzz word in the field of animal behavior. According to the Encarta Dictionary,” enrichment” is defined as “to enhance or improve the quality of something usually by adding something else to it.” Whether this term is applied to the behavior of a dog, cat, bird, fish, or other animal, the notion Read More

Problem Parrots and Progress With the Positive

Posted on: March 19, 2013 - No Comments

Birds are screaming. People are screaming back. Every spring, as the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, birds scream more. While some pet parrots scream every season, many scream more during spring when their hormones get revved up as they are looking to breed. Wild parrots scream, too. They scream at sunrise to Read More