Published on Aug 25, 2020

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There is no scientific agreement about whether or not birds have feelings, but birders who watch their feathered friends often see evidence of bird emotions in their different personalities and behaviors. Birds do not communicate emotions directly and though behavior clues can be ambiguous, those behaviors can demonstrate a wide range of emotions to observant birders.

Pet bird owners have an opportunity that birders rarely see: they can bond extensively with their pets. Through those bonds, they grow familiar with their birds’ unique moods and emotions, from stress and loneliness to joy and excitement. That familiarity leaves no doubt that pet birds can and do feel emotions. Without as much intimate interaction with wild birds, however, it can be difficult to see the same emotional depth in backyard birds. It is not impossible to see the emotions of wild birds, but it takes careful observation and patience to see the subtle clues of birds’ feelings.

Gentle courtship behavior such as mutual preening or sharing food shows a bond between mated birds that can easily be seen as love. Parent birds are just as caring toward their hatchlings, which may be a demonstration of parental love. While these emotions may not last beyond one breeding season or brood, they can be strong bonds nonetheless. Birds that mate for life may show love toward one another in many ways, including sharing companionship throughout the year just as human mates will. Devoted mates may protect one another, share food resources, or do other things to show their affection and caring.

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