A highly intelligent and social nature has made parrots treasured family members in households around the world. Unfortunately, without proper socialization and care these beautiful creatures can develop behavior problems that make living with them difficult. Well-meaning owners, who usually acquire a bird as a baby, ay not understand that their bird's personality and behavior can change as it ages. If you have had a bird for a long time and have become disenchanted with your feathered companion, this book can help you revitalize and improve the relationship with your parrot. If you are thinking of getting a new bird, this book may help you consider adopting a displaced parrot in need of a good home. Mature Bird Care provides information on what to expect from an older bird, with a look at breeding behavior, the importance of psychological health, as well as problems such as feather plucking, cage binding, screaming, and biting.