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Spoiled Birds

Stop spoiled bird behavior in its tracks.

By Liz Wilson

Spoiling your pet bird isn't always a good thingInternet parrot lists abound with owners bragging about how “spoiled” their birds are, citing such things as cooking hot meals for them (but not their families), spending lavish amounts on toys, etc. But as Sally Blanchard commented years ago, there are actually two kinds of “spoiling.”

This is the first kind of spoiling, and it is the one we all seek to achieve: to provide the best possible life for our companion parrots via excellent and spacious caging, balanced and nutritious food consumption, entertaining and challenging foraging and enrichment, and lots of positive human interaction and shared fun. This is the good kind of “spoiling.”

**For the full article, pick up the November 2009 issue of BIRD TALK**

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