Tue July 25th 4:00pm to 5:15pm (approx)
Maybe the advice that makes me feel most sad is: “Ignore your bird when they are screaming.” 😭
As if they are simply automatons making loud and awful noises and if we ignore them – ignore the pain they are expressing, ignore that they have wants and feelings and they are stuck or bored or need us or are frightened…
If we pretend the sounds are meaningless and obnoxious, and not the heartfelt begging of a little one who has a lot less agency than us :'(
I hate this advice, but it was what I learned, too. “Ignore your bird if they are screaming”
I think: “What if I were in a cage, and when I asked for things or told my friends ‘I am so afraid!’ or ‘I am frightened’ they just ignored me even harder? Or yelled at me? Or closed me away from them in a room?
What if the more I told them ‘I am so sad and frightened’, the more they ignored me?
I DO think our little birds can live the most EXCELLENT lives with us!! 🥰
And a big part of that is shaping and teaching our sweet bird kids how to communicate with us in ways that… don’t make us crazy 😂 But do help us meet their needs! 😍
Fun fact! Isabelle used to scream and sob for FOUR HOURS PER DAY and I thought I was actually, literally going to lose my ever-loving brain. 🥴 I get it more. More than you can imagine. 😂
IN ADDITION TO teaching our birds HOW to communicate in more gentle, ear-happy ways…😅
It’s also filling their day with strategic fun and time-fillers that keep them SO busy! A full mind is a quiet(er) body 🤗
An easy, holistic approach to creating super happy bird kids who are *really* effective communicators!
**Free for PK Members!!**
If you’re ready to empower your bird with happy, gentle voices, this is the webinar for you!
When: Tuesday, July 25 @ 4pm EST
Justice Bellar, CPBT-KA has over 6 years’ experience working with challenging adopted and rescued parrots was the Behavior and Training Coordinator for one of the largest parrot adoption organizations in the world – The Gabriel Foundation.
Together will show you how to help your parrot communicate effectively and gently – in ways that build your relationship together!
Come with your questions! This is a fun, interactive workshop!
(Not a PK member yet? Click here to enroll in our Parrot Kindergarten Program. 🥳)
We look forward to seeing you!
Empowered Caregivers. Happy Parrots. 🐥
**Free for PK Members!!**
When: Tuesday, July 25th @ 4pm EST
Where: Online! We’ll send you a Zoom link
Cost: Only $35 for non-PK Members
Note: Replays available ONLY to Parrot Kindergarten members!
(Not a PK member yet? Click here to enroll in our Parrot Kindergarten Program. )
Justice is our Parrot Kindergarten behavior trainer (aka school counselor)!!
Justice Bellar, CPBT-KA has over 6 years’ experience working with challenging adopted and rescued parrots was the Behavior and Training Coordinator for one of the largest parrot adoption organizations in the world – The Gabriel Foundation. She is our Parrot Kindergarten behavior trainer (aka school counselor).
And is joined in this workshop by
Grace Innemee, a parrot field researcher and behavior expert who has been studying wild parrot behavior for nearly two decades.
Justice provides free behavior workshops each month for our Parrot Kindergarten members, and you can also access her throughout the month for one-on-one behavior help with your flock family.
(PK FULL members receive substantial discounts for private behavior sessions.)
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.