An investigation into the short-term effects of environmental enrichment on the behaviour of psittacines in captivity
Citation:Harriet L. G. Elson, 'An investigation into the short-term effects of environmental enrichment on the behaviour of psittacines in captivity', [thesis], Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Zoology, 2007, pp 222
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There is a lack of quantitative information available about the effects of environmental enrichment on avian orders, compared with the amount of similar research carried out on mammals. This is particularly surprising where members of the parrot family (Psittacidae) are concerned, as enrichment is widely regarded as essential for the welfare of captive primates, and there are well-documented parallels between the abilities and needs of primates and psittacines.
Author: Elson, Harriet L. G.
Qualification name:Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Publisher:Trinity College (Dublin, Ireland). Department of Zoology
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Type of material:thesis
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