|The Bird Guru presents:
Foraging: Fun and Easy!
Saturday, September 29, 2012
At Dogs Learning Center
577 Main St., Unit 420
Hudson, MA 01749
Foraging is defined as the act of foraging for food. This is something that is lacking in our captive birds daily lives. In the wild, they may spend 6-7 hours per day searching for food. In captivity, some birds spend less than 1 hour searching for and eating food.
When we do not provide suitable foraging and enrichment opportunities for our birds, problem behaviors, such as excessive screaming, feather picking, aggression, obesity, boredom, frustration and repetitive behavior patterns can develop. Studies have shown that birds provided with new foraging and enrichment (toy/perch rotation) at least weekly are less likely to develop “mis-behaviors”. Studies have also shown a significant decrease in repetitive behaviors and feather picking when enrichment and foraging opportunities are provided.
This workshop is for owners who are interested in learning how to provide more foraging opportunities for their birds. It is important for all birds to practice foraging in their daily lives to keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Owners of any types of birds are welcome! We will discuss how to teach birds to forage, as well as different methods of foraging for different bird species and personalities. Following the talk, we will be making foraging toys out of a variety of materials that are easily found in our daily lives. We will make foraging fun and easy for all owners to add to their bird’s daily routine.
Cost is $75/per person in advance and includes materials for toy making
Registration via email
or phone: 508-667-7684
Registration must be received no later than 9/22/12
No birds please, this is a people only workshop. Thank you!