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A comparison of the behaviour of solitary and group-housed budgerigars

By C. J. Nicol, S. J. Pope

Category Journal Articles
Abstract

The behaviour of budgerigars housed in aviaries in a group of 6, or caged individually was studied over 2 months. Budgerigars in the aviary consumed more food and were more active, performing more wing stretching and flying. Caged birds vocalized more. When tested individually, the aviary birds were more active in a novel test chamber and were more likely to approach an unfamiliar bird than were caged birds.

Date 1993
Publication Title Animal Welfare
Volume 2
Issue 3
Pages 269-277
ISBN/ISSN 0962-7286
Language English
Author Address Department of Animal Husbandry, Bristol University, Langford House, Bristol BS18 7DU, UK.
Tags
  1. Animal behavior
  2. Aviaries
  3. Birds
  4. Cages
  5. Pets and companion animals
  6. Zoo and captive wild animals
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  1. peer-reviewed