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Neutral Room

Neutral room is a term that describes a non-territorial place for a pet bird.

DEFINITION OF NEUTRAL ROOM

A term first used by parrot behavior consultant Sally Blanchard, the neutral room is a space in which a bird has not established territoriality. Such spaces might include a spare room in the house in which the bird has spent little or no time, or the exam room in a veterinary hospital.

USEFULNESS OF NEUTRAL ROOM

Birds can be extremely territorial creatures, so interacting with them outside of their territories can be very useful. Without the distraction of having to guard its turf, a pet parrot is often more predisposed to learning, so training lessons are more productive. Birds that have become territorially aggressive often show a milder, more malleable side when in neutral territory, such as the veterinary exam room. This enables owners to see that the sweet bird of the past is “still in there,” inspiring caretakers who have lost control of their parrot to put in the effort to recapture their lost relationship at home.

Disclaimer: BirdChannel.com’s Bird Behavior Index is intended for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the expertise and experience of a professional veterinarian. Do not use the information presented here to make decisions about your bird’s health if you suspect your pet is sick. If your pet is showing signs of illness or you notice changes in your bird’s behavior, take your pet to the nearest veterinarian or an emergency pet clinic as soon as possible.


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valerie, glen oaks, NY
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good article
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