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Our aim is to provide humane education regarding environmental enrichment to enhance the life of all captive animals.

Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:58

Sprouting Seeds For Pet Birds

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  Sprouts for pet birds? Absolutely! Sprouting is one of the best ways to ensure your bird gets some of the best nutrition available, made fresh by Mother Nature. There are so many advantages to sprouting, it's unbelievable. Seeds have been supplied with all of the nutrients, energy and information needed to become a plant. Thus, when sprouted, seed has the nutritional value of the plant but in a more concentrated form. Considering the fact that parrots are much smaller than people, this packs a huge wallop of nourishment for your bird in the sprout's tiny package.   From Seed…
Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:40

Birds Bolster Their Brains To Retain Song

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Research Could Hold A Key On Human Memory Loss   MIDDLETOWN —   The song of the zebra finch is a pretty simple one, and not particularly tuneful, but it can tell us a surprising amount about how brains work and preserve memories. "One of the biggest hurdles in stem cell research now is directing new cells to go only to the site where you want them to go; it's like herding cats almost," said John Kirn, a Wesleyan University neuroscientist who has studied bird brains since the 1980s.   Birds can create new brain cells through most of their…
Thursday, 26 July 2012 17:28

Enrich Your Pet Bird's Life

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Enrichment, foraging, toys, devices and quality of life are all phrases that are thrown around in the pet bird world on a regular basis. We all have a general knowledge of what they mean, but is there truly understanding of how to create an effective enrichment plan for your pet bird? With this article, I hope to walk you through those terms, the end result being a more enriched life for your companion pet bird.   By definition, enrichment means anything that makes something else better. That’s a pretty broad and subjective definition. In my opinion, the definition of enrichment…
Saturday, 21 July 2012 00:43

Sample Avian Enrichment

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—Social enrichment —Large cage —Time out of cage —Multiple foraging opportunities —Bathing/misting —Shredding opportunities