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condicionamiento operante en pelícanos australianos

In the summer of 2012 Zoomarine Italy decided to host a young, small group of Australian Pelicans (Pelecanus conspicillatus) in the vision of implementing them into the bird collection.

With the arrival of these animals a lot of questions and doubts needed to be answered: are they social animals? What is their correct diet? How can we control their health? How can we manage these big birds?

Renunciar a lo que quieres, te da lo que quieres

In past articles we have talked about reinforcement and the properties they have to create behavior.

As you know, behaviors can be reinforced with primary reinforcement, which are those that have an intrinsic value by nature and are reinforcing; a previous experience such as: food, temperature, water, sex) is not necessary.

Voluntary collar training with Darcy the Moluccan Cockatoo

Holly Garson is head exotic animal trainer at Flamingoland Zoo. The company she works for is called APAB Ltd who provides the bird and sealion displays at Flamingoland, and animals for film and television productions. She joined the company at 14 years old doing weekend work and she is the manager of the bird show 19 years later.

Short-term memory and awareness of your own pinniped behaviors

Simeon Smeele & Sara Torres Ortiz

The project on short-term memory in pinnipeds began when Dolphin Adventure, to increase the motivation and concentration of animals, trained each and every one of its individuals to perform the behavior, which we will call "repeat". This behavior consists of a signal or SD that basically means "repeat what you just did".

What do we do when a behavior is incorrect?

We have seen in previous articles how to reinforce a correct behavior when we train with our animals, as this will increase the probability that they will occur in the future, but what do we do when a behavior is incorrect?

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