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Question:

October 10, 2022

Parrot


My parrot is playing after her friend flew away..why isn’t she sad ?


Answer:

Hi Riya,

You have to be careful to not apply human emotions and concepts to a pet. If a parrot has a mate it is bonded with, then most of the time the bird will grieve for the mate if the mate dies or flies away. If these birds just interacted sometimes, but mainly lived in the same room, then it was just a flock member, and flock members come and go. It’s good that your remaining bird is acting normal and doesn’t seem to be affected. For a bird, this is a healthy reaction.

Thank you for asking Lafeber,

Brenda

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