Exercise – Exercise is one of the most overlooked yet important forms of enrichment. Getting your parrot moving and utilizing more of its space is great for health and wellbeing. Exercise can be encouraged through placement of other enrichment items (don’t always make access easy), placement of food bowls/foraging opportunities and training movement through positive reinforcement.
Robin Shewokis is the owner of The Leather Elves. Since 2000, Robin has consulted at zoos in the U.S, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Holland, and has distributed enrichments products worldwide. Robin regularly speaks at parrot clubs, providing workshops teaching ways to create a stimulating environment. She also develops new products for parrots that will stimulate naturalistic behavior. Robin has published articles on enrichment in national and international publications. She has also created two DVD's, "Enriching Your Parrot's Life", and "Get Your Bird Back". Robin is a state coordinator for the American Federation of Aviculture. She is a past president of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators.