Pet parrots are susceptible to a wide range of behaviour problems, from aggression to household members and/or each other, to anxiety, excessive vocalisation, self-mutilation and boredom. Depending on the particular species, this can be due to a range of factors. Psitaccines are very sociable and intelligent creatures, so problems such as feather-plucking may arise from either an environment lacking in stimulation and companionship, or even a far too busy environment.

Second Nature Behaviour can offer expert advice on how to resolve such issues through a full avian behaviour consultation virtually worldwide or by visiting your home if you live within the Midlands in the UK.  Dr. Zoe Demery has published and lectured parrot behaviour and learning around the world. She is currently the only independently accredited Certificated Clinical Animal Behaviourist (CCAB) in parrots and she is a Certified Parrot Behaviour Consultant with the IAABC.  She only utilises positive, reward-based solutions, based on what is known about the ecological background of your particular parrot species. This ethological approach keeps the cognitive well-being of your bird in mind at all times. If you would like more information, please contact us and ask your avian vet for a referral.

Depending on the issue, you may instead be able to join us at one of our monthly regional or virtual behavioural clinics.  It often helps just chat things through with us face-to-face. Alternatively for our international clients, we offer dedicated online video consultations.

Feather destruction



Excessive vocalisation

Fears and phobias

General reward-based training

Emma the vet
Jules and Linda
RSPCA Brighton
Lily & Kiki
Nicki the vet
Nardie's Flock
Cocky and Timothy
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