A part of sharing our lives with birds is being able to recognize when something frightens them and making sure that you take measures to make them feel safe. Being prey animals, pet birds can be frightened by even the most seemingly inoffensive item (rice cakes, socks and hats, oh my!). Here’s what bird owners say scare their birds the most.
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Wild birds were the No. 1 thing bird owners reported as scaring their pet birds. Some birds have screaming fits at the sight of a bird of prey’s shadow flying overhead or if they catch a glimpse of a crow passing by a window. A crow’s caw can also send a pet bird fluttering off its perch in fright.
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