Tag Archives: Dr. Laurie Hess

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