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={C. Meehan and J. Garner and J. Mench},
  journal={Developmental psychobiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={44 4},
  pages={
          209-18
        }
}
  • C. Meehan, J. Garner, J. Mench
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Developmental psychobiology
  • Stereotypies are abnormal repetitive behaviors that often develop in animals housed in impoverished environments. [...] Key Result Unenriched parrots developed significantly more stereotypy than enriched parrots, and the mean time to stereotypy onset and the rate and magnitude of stereotypy increase also differed between the two groups. We then provided enrichment to the birds that had been reared in the barren cages. Following a 4-week delay, stereotypy was significantly reduced. These results show that…Expand Abstract
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