Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic

2826 HWY 2
Bowmanville, ON L1C 3K5

(905)623-4431

www.bowmanvilleveterinaryclinic.com

BEHAVIOUR ENRICHMENT MODIFICATION FOR YOUR COMPANION BIRD

 

This handout contains important information for achieving and maintaining a happy, healthy life for your companion bird.

 

Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic fully supports Behaviour Enrichment for any captive bird.  We encourage you to enrich your bird’s life with safe toys and foraging strategies.  Not only will this stimulate your bird’s brain, but it will help prevent feather destructive behaviour, obesity & boredom.

 

Please visit the websites below for more up to date information. 

 

The Parrot Enrichment Activity Books

http://behaviorworks.org/htm/enrichment.html

Here you will fine links to two books available for download

 

Avian Enrichment

http://avianenrichment.com/

This site has information on the emotional, instinctual & physical needs of captive birds

 

FeatherFu

http://featherfu.com/

This site contains general information on Foraging Behaviour and Foraging toys

 

Birds Just Want To Have Fun

http://birdsjustwannahavefun.com/

Here you will find a wide selection of Foraging toys

Captive Foraging on Livejournal

 

http://community.livejournal.com/captiveforaging/profile

This website takes you to a blog and video clips on instructions on helping you to teach your captive bird how to forage for food & how to encourage play with Foraging toys.

 

Good Bird Inc

www.goodbirdinc.com/ebookoffer

Free Ebook on training your bird to take oral medication