Imagine yourself in the bird's position. What if you are a prisoner alone in a cage? What if your captors are not your own kind? What if you are fed not because you are hungry but according to the whims of your captors? What if you are part of an exhibition?
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My experience with most common pet birds shows that they appreciate company far more than flying can achieve.
Of course birds like company but we're not talking about company. We're talking about birds being caged. I'm not aware of a study proving they prefer human companionship to flying, something nature intended them to do.
It's something you understand from actually keeping birds.