Behavioural Problems in Re-homed Parrots

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By Sally Blanchard

Some re-homed parrots come from homes where they received excellent care and nurturing attention, although will still go through a period of time to adjust to the changes in their lives and some will be grieving the loss of the previous people in their lives. Parrots are capable of learning throughout their lives, all they need is a patient, nurturing and knowledgeable teacher to win their trust. Other parrots may have received barely adequate care or may have suffered neglect and even abuse.

They will be more difficult to win over and probably take longer. However, it is still possible and these needy parrots are totally worth the time and energy it will take.

The basic behavioural problems that I see in many re-homed companion parrots are:

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