Environmental enrichment and development of cage stereotypy in Orange-winged Amazon parrots (Amazona amazonica).

@article{Meehan2004EnvironmentalEA,
  title={Environmental enrichment and development of cage stereotypy in Orange-winged Amazon parrots (Amazona amazonica).},
  author={Cheryl L. Meehan and Joseph Paul Garner and Joy A. Mench},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={
          209-18
        }
}
Stereotypies are abnormal repetitive behaviors that often develop in animals housed in impoverished environments. Stereotypy represents the interaction of several complex developmental phenomena. To characterize the temporal nature of stereotypy increase (escalation) and decrease (attenuation), we monitored changes in stereotypy performance in young Orange-winged Amazon parrots reared either in barren cages or cages provided with enrichments designed to facilitate foraging and locomotion… CONTINUE READING
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