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Sample Video Clips
Heidenreich Sample Reel
Dallas Morning News
Tonight Show
Talk show guest
Barbara's Trained Animals

Also appeared on:
- Wild About Animals
- Petsburgh USA
- Nature: Extraordinary Birds
Sample Radio Interview



Sample Parrot Articles:

Urban Animal- Australia
Parrots Magazine - United Kingdom
Bird Talk Magazine – USA
Good Bird Magazine
Companion Bird - Japan
Woliera - Poland
Papegaaien Journaal - Netherlands
Kaijutin -Finland
World Parrot Trust Psittacene - UK
Article on French web site

BUST magazine Cat Training


parrotsGood Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavior Problems in Companion Parrots by Avian Publications (2004)

The Parrot Problem Solver. Addressing Aggressive Behavior by TFH Publications (2005)

parrotsThe Parrot Problem Solver. Addressing Aggressive Behavior Japanese Edition (2009)
Japanese Publisher
Click here to order

parrotsGood Bird! Guia para Solucionar los Problemas de Comportamiento de tu Loro by Editorial Falgueras SL (2008)

parrots Good Bird!
Russian TranslationPurchase info coming soon

parrotsParrot Behavior and Training by Good Bird Inc (2006)

parrotsTraining your Parrot for the Veterinary Exam by Good Bird Inc (2007)

parrotsUnderstanding Parrot Body Language by Good Bird Inc (2008)

parrotsGet Your Bird Back!
What to Do When A Parrot is Lost

parrotsThe Basics of
Parrot Training
A Live Workshop

parrotsTrain Your
Parrot To


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Barbara Heidenreich
World Renowned Animal Trainer
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Barbara Heidenreich travels the world training the earth’s most unusual creatures. This in-demand trainer has worked with everything from rabbits to rhinos. Her specialty is birds and her most  recent adventure involved curbing the amorous ways of a famous head humping rare parrot in New Zealand.

Barbara has a degree in zoology and is an adjunct instructor at Texas A & M University. She has produced seven instructional DVDs, authored two books and has been published in nine different languages. She is famous for her enthusiastic and entertaining presentations, but her true gift is her kind and gentle approach to animal training. She helps people solve pet behavior problems, demystify animal behavior, and connect with the animals in their lives.

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Areas of Expertise

Animal Related
Animal Training
Zoo Animal Training
Pet Training
Parrot Training
Small Mammal Training
The value of companion animals
The human animal bond
Teaching parrots to talk on cue
Training birds to fly outside and return
Animal shows
Reading and interpreting animal body language
How animals learn (the science of behavior analysis)
Solving animal behavior problems
Training animals for medical and husbandry behaviors
Training animals for conservation education shows
Animal enrichment
Legalities of owning birds
    - exotic species (eagles, hawks, owls, parrots)
    - domestic (chickens, ducks, pigeons)

Additional Topics
Internet marketing Female entrepreneurs
Starting your own home based business
How to travel the world for a living
Living life out of a suitcase successfully
Getting your book published
Publishing your own magazine
Reading a “how to” book and getting results
Targeting a specialized niche market


Private Appearances, Employment or Consultation Work


Disney’s Animal Kingdom
Dallas World Aquarium
Dallas Zoo
Dallas World Aquarium
Santa Barbara Zoo
El Paso Zoo
Brookfield Zoo
Caldwell Zoo
Curacao Zoo
John Ball Zoo
Staten Island Zoo
State Fair of Texas
Disney’s Discovery Island
Marine World Africa USA
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Tautphaus Park Zoo
Gulf Park Marine World
Perth Zoo in Australia
Ocean Park in Hong Kong
Umgeni River Bird Park in South Africa
Africam Safari in Puebla Mexico
Vallarta Adventures in Mexico
Auckland Zoo in New Zealand
Xcaret in Mexico
Wellington Zoo in New Zealand
London Zoo, United Kingdom
Copenhagen Zoo, Denmark
Texas Disposal Systems Exotic Ranch
Austin Zoo
Walsrode Bird Park in Germany
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Helsinki Zoo, Finland
Auckland Zoo, New Zealand
Mill Mountain Zoo
Dublin Zoo, Ireland

Veterinary Teaching Hospitals and Universities:

University of North Texas - Denton Psychology Dept. O.R.C.A.
University of North Carolina Veterinary Medicine at Raleigh Durham
University of California at Davis School of Veterinary Medicine
Texas A&M University Veterinary Medical School
Cornell University Veterinary Medical School
University of Vienna, Austria
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
Shuttleworth College Bedfordshire, England, UK

Parrot Sanctuaries/Wildlife Rescues:

Parrot Sanctuaries/Rescues
Tucson Avian Rescue and Adoption Foundation
Parrots and People
The Gabriel Foundation
Best Friends Sanctuary Garden
Phoenix Landing Helping Parrots
Parrots First
Mickaboo Companion Parrot Rescue
Parrot University
Cockatoo Downs
National Parrot Rescue and Preservation Foundation

Animal Education Centers/Museums:
Earth Rangers in Canada
Kaytee Learning Center
Hoo Haven
Science Center of Western Virginia

Conservation Projects:
The Kakapo Recovery Program
The Bird Endowment

Published Works – Magazines
Bird Talk Magazine - USA
Birds USA - USA
Pet Age Magazine - USA
Good Bird Magazine - USA
The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators Flyer - USA
Urban Animal - Australia
BirdKeeper - Australia
Parrot News - Australia
Parrots Magazine - United Kingdom
World Parrot Trust Psittascene – United Kingdom
Kaijutin - Finland
Companion Bird - Japan
Woliera - Poland
Papegaaien -The Netherlands

*Selected writings by Barbara Heidenreich have
been translated into nine different languages


Animal Behavior Consultant for major pet product companies Kaytee and SuperPet

International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators
    - Past president and board of director’s member from 1997 to 2009

American Zoological Association
    - Member since 1990

The Animal Behavior Management Association
    - Charter member

American Federation of Aviculture
    - Member

Bachelor’s of Science in Zoology from the
University of California at Davis

DVDs, Books and Magazine Produced by Barbara Heidenreich

Parrot Behavior and Training
Training Your Parrot for the Veterinary Exam
Understanding Parrot Body Language
Get Your Bird Back
The Basics of Parrot Training: A Live Workshop
Train Your Parrot to Talk
Bunny Training 101
In Production: Small Mammal Training DVD Series
Good Bird! A Guide to Solving Behavior Problems in Companion Parrots Book
The Parrot Problem Solver Book

Good Bird Magazine


2009 “Behavior of the Year Award”
For consulting work on training king vultures in a breeding situation for husbandry and medical behaviors.

2004 “High Flyer Award”
Best Conference presentation International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators.

2003 “Behavior of the Year Award”
For training a macaw to voluntarily participate in nebulization.

For Booking Contact:

Barbara Heidenreich
Good Bird Inc
PO Box 150604
Austin, TX 78715 USA

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