Study: Parrots Need Plenty of Mental Stimulation to Thrive in Captivity

A recent study on captive parrots found that they suffer from a lack of mental stimulation more than other captive birds. Their high intelligence and natural food gathering behavior require a lot of human intervention to ensure that they do well as pets and in other captive environments like zoos. The researchers found parrots that … Continue reading Study: Parrots Need Plenty of Mental Stimulation to Thrive in Captivity

New Study: Escaped Pet Parrots Living Throughout the US

A study of former pet parrots living and breeding in the wild (called “naturalized” parrots) was recently published in the Journal of Ornithology. The findings show that our escaped pet birds are living, and in many cases thriving, in nearly all US states, including those with cold climates. 56 species of naturalized parrots have been … Continue reading New Study: Escaped Pet Parrots Living Throughout the US