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Mini-Quiz: Behavior of Parrots and other Hookbills

by Tina Mischke (1 June 2002)

Take this Mini-Quiz to check your understanding of the lesson material.

1. Why do people sometimes buy a parrot?

Parrots have hypnotic powers that affect people

It is an impulse purchase upon seeing a speaking bird

Usually they are captured in the yard and caged

2. Why do hookbills bite?

It is a defensive reflex if the bird feels threatened

They think you hand is food

They don't bite, they peck

3. What is a major requirement for hookbill owners?

They must have a valid driver's license

They must learn to speak slowly, so the bird will start talking

They need to give their birds plenty of attention

If you got all three correct, you are on your way to becoming a Champion in Understanding Behavior. If you had problems, you had better look over the material again.

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Resources and references

Ron Kurtus' Credentials


Natural Encounters - Information and instruction on training parrots, as well as shows featuring trained parrots

World Parrot Trust - British organization promoting parrot conservation and welfare

The Happy Hookbill Homepage - Stories about pet birds

Got Birds Online - Pictures of pet owners' birds

Behavior Resources


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Top-rated books on Parrot Behavior


Tina Mischke, the owner of Furred and Feathered Behavior Consultation, lives in Northern California and has over 40 years of pet animal experience. She has been writing for publication since the 1970s and has a degree in Organizational Communication and Training.

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