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Enrichment Made Easy, Part 5. Tactile Enrichment

If it feels good (and it’s safe)... offer it!

Tactile enrichment will allow your bird to explore and investigateWhen exploring different ways to offer companion parrots tactile enrichment, the first idea that comes to mind is toys. Toys are essential to an enrichment program, but that isn’t where the story ends. Our parrots are extremely tactile creatures. They use their tongues, beaks, feet and feathers to learn about their environment. We need to offer our birds a wide variety of tactileopportunities to investigate and explore.

 **For the full article, pick up the November 2010 issue of BIRD TALK at your local retailer or by purchasing a PDF download here.**

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