Stereotypies Behavior in Parrots 5-16-23 4pm EST


May 16, 2023 – Stereotypies in Parrots

Perhaps one of the most common (and confusing and heartbreaking) behaviors in captive birds are “stereotypies.”  

Bird stereotypies can include:
-Plucking & barbing feathers
-Pacing back and forth
-Sliding a beak over certain parts of the cage over and over again
-Hanging from bars
-Excessive anting
-Excessive screaming
-Rocking back and forth
They are seemingly functionally “pointless” behaviors – but may be self-soothing mechanisms for stress, boredom or attempts to alleviate pain.

During the pandemic, my stress stereotypy was doom-scrolling Facebook. Ellie over-ants when she’s bored. Isabelle barbs if she’s super stressed, and Tillie rocks.

And 😊 Stereotypies can be recognized, understood, and improved!

**Free for PK Members!!**
When: Tuesday, May 16 2023 @ 4pm EST
Where: Online! We’ll send you a Zoom link
Cost: $35 for non-PK Members

Cassie Malina, CPBT-KA, CPBC has over 20 years’ experience working with parrots and formerly produced parrot shows across the country – and most primarily at Disney’s Animal Kingdom!
Cassie is our Parrot Kindergarten behavior trainer (aka school counselor)!  In this workshop, we’ll discuss different types of stereotypies, what causes them, and simple ways to help your little bird feel better <3

Come with your questions! This is a fun, interactive workshop!

(Not a PK member yet? Click here to enroll in our Parrot Kindergarten Program. 🥳)

We look forward to seeing you!
Jen Cunha
Co-Founder and Parrot Mama


Happy Parrots. Empowered Caregivers. 🐥

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