On a holiday to Majorca in2013, we visited a ‘safari’. Sadly, the animals were lacking enrichment and appropriate shelters.
It opened my eyes to the differences between countries! This experience is one of the reasons I’d like to volunteer with animals abroad.
‘Feather-plucking is generally regarded as a multifactorial disorder, although three main aspects of bird keeping may be related to the problem: (1) cage size often restricts the bird’s movements; (2) cage design and barrenness of the environment often do not provide sufficient behavioural opportunities to meet the bird’s sensitivity, intelligence and behavioural needs; and (3) solitary housing, which fails to meet the high social needs of the bird.’