Parrots have been described as having the emotional equivalent of a 2 year old child. We wouldn't think of leaving a toddler locked alone in a room deprived of opportunities for social interaction, nurturing, intellectual challenge or guidance for several hours a day and expect them to develop into a healthy, happy and fully functioning beings. We also can't expect this of our parrots. As with children, parrots need a lot of patience, attention and nurturing guidance, as well as opportunities to learn and explore.
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