From the archives: Animal Behavior Consulting: Theory and Practice: Summer 2008
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Embedded below is the IAABC Journal, Animal Behavior Consulting: Theory and Practice, from Fall 2006.
The IAABC Conference speaker interviews continue with Kashmir Csaky, our IAABC Parrot Division Chair.
The conference starts in 2 short months!
This is the second in our series of interviews with speakers from the 2011 IAABC Conference. This week I am talking to Jamie Whittaker, a member or our Board of Directors, former chair of the Parrot division, our conference director and, of course, one of our speakers.
Change is difficult for all of us. Even a welcome change that we know will better our lives will still induce stress. When change is sudden or unnatural it can produce high levels of anxiety that can make life extremely difficult for us. Humans are empowered with choices and that can help lower our levels of stress. However, our birds do not have the freedom to make choices like their wild cousins. Yet, with a little empathy, understanding and care we can reduce stress and help them live longer, healthier and happier lives.
Birds go through many transitions in a lifetime. Moving from one home to another is the most obvious. Yet, our birds are constantly transitioning, growing, going through many stages of their long lives. Hatchling, young chicks, fledglings, adolescence, young adults, mature singles, breeding birds and old birds have different needs. Going from one stage of life to another can be confusing for the birds. It is our responsibility to minimize stress.