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Help for Parrot Behavior Problems

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Parrot Training Testimonial 3Get help for specific behavior problems and explore topics in depth with our NEW WEBINARS. Learn from the comfort of your own home. Visit the CALENDAR page for the latest scheduled events.

Bunny Training 101 Video.
If you have a rabbit in your home, be sure to check out the new video on how to train your rabbit. This 43 minute video is available for streaming online at


Parrot Training Testimonial 3“I met you at the workshop in New York City recently and just wanted to say a big thank you. My grouchy (20+ years, PDD sufferer) previously unhandleable African grey parrot Venger is now eating from my hand!” - Sandra….read more

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New! Parrot Training Ebooks. These comprehensive teaching tools include video, audio and written resources to help you address parrot behavior problems and have a great relationship with your parrot. Get the help you need right now. Ebooks are available for immediate download.


Take the hair dye challenge!

Blu Lu and artAre you really into parrots? Enough to dye your hair blue? I hope so because I have started a campaign to raise funding and awareness for Blue Throated Macaw conservation. Yes I dyed my hair blue and challenge you to do the same. You don't need to dye a lot and it can be temporary dye or semi-permanent (I recommend Ion Sky Blue) This semi-permanent color comes out very bright if you lighten the section you want to dye first.

The idea is that by dying your hair blue you have a nice conversation starter. Tell people you dyed your hair to raise awareness for the plight of Blue Throated Macaws. There are less than 300 left in the wild in Bolivia.

If you choose not to dye your hair, that is OK. Just make a donation to The Bird Endowment. A non profit that is working hard to save Blue Throated Macaws in the wild. You can make a donation at

If you do dye your hair, you get to challenge others to dye their hair! Be sure to post video or photos of you and your wonderful hair on social media when you issue your challenges. We want the world talking about these fabulous macaws. Here is my video below.

You dont need to be nominated to participate. If you want to dye your hair now....Go for it! And then issue your "Go Blue for Blue Throated Macaws" challenges. Let's get the ball rolling!

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Barbara Heidenreich

"I've always known animals were my calling."


After receiving her degree in zoology and trying many different types of animal-related jobs, Barbara discovered the world of animal training.And what a wonderful discovery it was! Barbara Heidenreich image
Finally, a career where she could get to play with animals! In 1990 Barbara Heidenreich began training birds and staff in zoos around the country for free flight educational programs. This eventually evolved into consulting on animal training around the world. Barbara Heidenreich has served on the board of directors for the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators for 12 years and was honored to be the first female president of the organization.

The companion parrot community is one that is near and dear to Barbara’s heart. She has had a companion parrot, a Blue Fronted Amazon parrot named Tarah since 1987, and now has several other parrot additions to the household. Over the years of presenting free-flight bird shows, Barbara often received questions pertaining to companion parrots in the home. These questions lead her to pen the manuscript to her first book “Good Bird!” A Guide to Solving Behavior Problems in Companion Parrots” back in 2002. Since then she has authored a second book, produced a series of instructional parrot traning DVD’s and launched Good Bird Magazine. She teaches parrot training workshops around the world and is thrilled to have had the opportunity to train thousands of companion parrots. This experience makes Barbara’s teachings truly unmatched. This hands on experience with so many different individual parrots has been invaluable to helping her provide caregivers the tools they need to have a great relationship with their parrots based on trust.

Barbara Heidenreich is busy working on more resources for parrot enthusiasts. Join the Good Bird Inc mailing list and be the first to know when she has something new to help you with your parrot behavior challenges and parrot training goals.


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