Guest post by Die Wellis und ich
Keeping budgies alone and its consequences
Many people are unfortunately still of the opinion to keep birds alone is not bad and even rather what positive, because the bird then faster tame.
In the past, unfortunately, it was common to keep birds alone without being aware of the consequences.
In solitary confinement, the bird is forced to start interacting with humans because it has no partner bird and feels lonely. However, a human is never able to replace a conspecific.
Keeping social animals alone makes them very sick, they feel lonely, become depressed and start pulling out their feathers. Some birds kept alone look for a substitute partner, for example, the human, their reflection or one of their toys and try to “feed” them with regurgitated grains, which unfortunately leads to crop inflammation, which can end with the death of the bird if left untreated.
Life among conspecifics
Living among conspecifics is very important for the social behavior of animals, as eating, flying, playing, chatting, and caring for each other’s feathers, as well as other social interactions, all contribute to the mental health of your animals.
Therefore, it is best to keep birds at least in fours better still in a larger group.
To get a bird tame, you have to invest a lot of time, because you first have to create a basis of trust.
You should never get birds for the reason that they should become tame, because some birds never become tame.
Die Wellis und ich
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