December 19th 2023 4pm – 5:15pm (approx)
There are many reasons a bird may bite, but when it happens, it always hurts – not just our skin, but it can also hurt our feelings, too.
What did we do to cause it? What signs did we miss? What went wrong?
Sometimes the moment is raw, too, with frustration and even pain.
We. Can. Help!!
You can learn how to identify the triggers that cause a bite! (Deep breaths deep breaths) we can show you exactly how to respond in the moment. And we’ll show you how to gently train your bird to prevent them in the future ❤️
In this workshop, Justice Bellar, CPBT, will explore with you the different reasons birds bite, how to anticipate and respond to bites… and how to teach your parrot to NOT bite!
When: Tuesday, December 19 @ 4pm EST
Cost: $35 for non-PK Members
**Free for PK Members – we’ll email you your link on Tuesday!!**
If you have a biting bird, this is the webinar for you 🤗
Justice Bellar, CPBT is our Parrot Kindergarten behavior trainer (aka school counselor)! In this workshop, she will show you just how to address aggression in birds, creating for a happier, more peaceful home.
Field Researcher Grace Innemee will also share with us about the role aggression play in wild parrots – and how we can help channel them into good interactions with our parrots’ human family members!
In this workshop, we’ll talk all about bites and you’ll learn how to train your bird to NOT get bitten… Step-by-super-easy-step. 😎 Come with your questions! This is a fun, interactive workshop!
We look forward to seeing you!
Justice Bellar, CPBT-KA, shares a life-long love for animals. Her passion for tough little ones lead her to work with shelter rescues in 2015. In 2017 she joined the team at The Gabriel Foundation, one of the world’s largest parrot sanctuary and adoption organization. In time, Justice became the Behavior and Training Coordinator, managing a parrot behavior training case load both internally, overseeing as-needed training for the sanctuary parrots on the premises, as well as post-adoption support families. She also developed and taught workshops in parrot behavior. Justice holds her avian training certification through the International Avian Certification Board (IATCB). Justice also graduated from Dr. Susan Friedman’s Professional Learning and Living with Animals course. Justice shares her home with three adopted parrots- Jimmy the yellow naped amazon, Snickers the umbrella cockatoo, and Tikka the blue and gold macaw. She spends her downtime gardening, hanging out with her trio of parrots, and playing cello – sometimes with accompaniment from her band, and sometimes with accompaniment from her birds!
Jen Cunha is an attorney, animal cognition trainer, writer, and international speaker, focusing on animal literacy and communication. A “parrot mama” for over 16 years, Jen has been developing cognition training techniques for almost a decade. Her training manuals have been translated and distributed throughout Europe, and she’s been featured in Bird Talk magazine. Jen has twice written articles for the International Association of Applied Behavior Consultants Journal and is a frequent lecturer at science conventions and companion bird gatherings around the world. Jennifer collaborates on animal literacy and communication projects with university researchers, and her research has been published in peer-reviewed scientific proceedings. Her birds, Ellie and Isabelle, have passed university-designed blind tests on phonics and reading comprehension skills and are considered the very first animals who have learned how to read.