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How to Prevent Problem Behaviours: Understanding Emotional Arousal in Your Bird

How to Prevent Problem Behaviours: Understanding Emotional Arousal in Your Bird

We all know the top problematic behaviours that often lead to the surrender of a pet parrot: screaming, biting and feather destructive behaviour. All these behaviours are very hard to live with, both for the human and the bird! These are complex behaviours and, if a bird is demonstrating one or more of them, any underlying physical causes must first be ruled out by a qualified avian vet…

Our journey with Vlerkie

Our journey with Vlerkie

Our journey with Vlerkie  written by Julia his foster/adopter A bit of background:I became involved with Cheeky Beaks in 2021 when I stumbled across them while browsing the internet. I applied and was approved as a Foster, as well as to Adopt. I started fostering...

Flight Training

Flight Training

Flight training is an ideal training method that you can use to help with mischievous or aggressive birds. These behaviours often start because of excessive energy and nowhere to use it. Many birds have also spent a long time in their cages and their muscles have...

Eradicating the imaginary friend

Eradicating the imaginary friend

Eradicating the imaginary friend Upon surrender, Roland’s owner notified the foster of his obsession with his mirror. While in foster care, Roland was very inactive and ate, played, and slept right next to his mirror. He often sang for it and would try to reach it...

What to NOT say to a rescue

What to NOT say to a rescue

What to not say to a rescue When you work in rescue, you talk to a lot of people. People wanting to surrender and those wanting to adopt. Occasionally we hear some rather odd, or even unpleasant things. This blog is going to be about some of the things that get said...

The Domesticated Parrot

The Domesticated Parrot

The Domesticated Dog One factor around domestication is the ability to adapt to the environment.  Wild animals do not have this capability, and this results in animals going extinct because they could not adapt to changing environment. When we hear the word...