The parrot has become a regular pet. Like dogs and cats, we must try to educate them so that they are more sociable and do not show certain negative attitudes.
From time to time, parrots have behaviors that are not very good, reactions that can end in aggression. We are facing what is called territorial aggression. We explain what it is and how to try to avoid it.
Receiving a peck from your parrot can be common because it is a natural characteristic of these birds, but if we talk about a stronger peck it should not be to the people around you or your family. This type of aggression is called: “aggression due to territoriality and is characterized by being a response to a negative stimulus, considered by the parrot, in which it perceives that it must protect its space”, this is how veterinarian Ángel González, a resident veterinarian, explains it to us. in Zamora.
To prevent this situation, it is best to establish a complete and balanced daily routine for the life of the parrot, so that all its basic needs are covered, as Yocalti explains. And also, it is important that they know when they have to be in or out of the cage. Of course, you will have to arm yourself with patience until the animal trusts you and learns that you are its caretaker.
Recommendations for working on territoriality
We propose certain recommendations to work on territoriality
- It is essential that the animal has a good quality of life to show fewer territorial behaviors and those that it shows are not excessively serious.
- A good stimulating environment with activities where you can develop different behaviors and socialize with other parrots (physical, mental and social stimulation)
- proper nutrition
- Regular check-ups at the vet
- Comfortable accommodation: a cage so that our animal feels like a king Enjoying a comfortable cage is essential for its behavior.
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“A very useful strategy to solve aggression around the cage, a person or another bird is training, specifically desensitization exercises so that your parrot learns that it is not necessary to respond with aggression in these situations”, as explained in Yocalti .
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