We want you to have a long and happy interactive relationship, not an adversarial relationship with your bird. By helping mimic their natural habitat the best you can, the payoff will last for years which is a good thing because some of these birds in your home will be around for half a century or more.
We have to be sensitive to this and so when you have a small cage or when you have an aviary filled with small birds you need to create varied areas where these smallest of birds can get a little privacy. Fluffy toys or some fake plants can provide shelter when your smallest of birds just want to be left alone for the moment.
written by mitch rezman
approved by catherine tobsing
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