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Shyness describes a pet bird that is easily frightened.

Shyness describes a pet bird that is easily frightened.

A pet bird that is shy is easily frightened or timid, shrinking from familiarity or contact with others.


Some avian species are shyer than others, but with infinite patience and understanding, timid pet birds can gain trust and self-confidence and overcome their fears.


For more information, see Anxiety.

Disclaimer:’s Bird Behavior Index is intended for educational purposes only. It is not meant to replace the expertise and experience of a professional veterinarian. Do not use the information presented here to make decisions about your bird’s health if you suspect your pet is sick. If your pet is showing signs of illness or you notice changes in your bird’s behavior, take your pet to the nearest veterinarian or an emergency pet clinic as soon as possible.

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