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The Benefits of Birds (HABRI Central Bibliography)

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  1. Avian companions and the human-animal bond

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Harris, J. M.

  2. Benefits of budgerigars

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Tremayne, V.

  3. A bird in the house: An anthropological perspective on companion parrots

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anderson, P. K.

  4. Avian companionship in alleviation of depression, loneliness, and low morale of older adults in skilled rehabilitation units

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jessen, J., Cardiello, F., Baun, M. M.

  5. The educational benefits of a ten-week home-based wild bird feeding program for children

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Beck, A. M., Melson, G. F., Costa, P. L. da, Liu, T.

    This study evaluated a ten-week educational home-based program for feeding wild birds, intended to increase elementary school age children's knowledge about birds, especially those wild birds commonly encountered at outdoor home feeders. We measured changes from pre- to post-program in 65 seven-...

  6. Psychological Needs Filled by Avian Companions

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Loughlin, Catherine A., Dowrick, Peter W.

    Pets are immensely popular in this country. However, the complex nature of human-animal interactions and the importance of these animals in everyday lives are not yet thoroughly understood. The human psychological needs that pet birds fulfill are even less understood than the role of other...

  7. Social dimensions of the human-avian bond: parrots and their persons

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Anderson, P. K.

    Though birds are among the most popular companion animals in the United States, little scholarly research has focused on the human- companion parrot relationship. This study uses an ethnographic approach and qualitative analysis to examine the parrot-pet owner relationship. Two and one half weeks...

  8. A Review of Animal-Assisted Interventions in Long-Term Care Facilities

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Jenna Ebener, Hunhui Oh

    Past research fails to make connections comparing appropriate settings for the benefits of different species of therapy and resident animals in long-term care facilities specifically for the elderly. Two types of animal-assisted interactions (therapy and resident) and four animal species (birds,...

  9. How nature can be used to create a therapeutic outdoor environment

    Journal Articles | Contributor(s): Carol Davis

  10. Some recent work on the psychotherapeutic value of caged birds with older people

    Book Sections | Contributor(s): RA Mugford, JG M'Comisky