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If you’re having a problem with your companion bird, the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants can help. Our Certified and Associate Certified Parrot Behavior Consultants are qualified to help with any challenging behavior your bird may have, no matter how old they are, what species, and how they live with you. They can help with:

  • Excessive noise
  • Aggression
  • Anxiety and phobia
  • What else happens to parrots?

We certify avian behavior experts with a comprehensive examination process. Certified and Associate Certified Parrot Behavior Consultants have demonstrated their knowledge of bird training, biology, and species-specific behavior, as well as learning theory and practical training knowledge. IAABC’s certification is based on case studies, not multiple choice quizzes, and each applicant is assessed by a panel of experts in parrot training and behavior.

All our consultants are bound by the IAABC Code of Ethics, which includes a commitment to using the Least Intrusive, Minimally Aversive effective intervention when working with your companion bird.

What is a parrot behavior consultant?

A parrot behavior consultant is someone who specializes in preventing, managing, and modifying challenging behaviors in companion birds of all species. IAABC offers online education for all stages of your career journey; we have classes in learning theory and mentorships for new students, as well as our unique and comprehensive Animal Behavior Consulting: Principles & Practice syllabus. Joining IAABC at any level—Supporting, Affiliate, Associate Certified or Certified—gives you discounts on these and other courses, as well as access to our online communities and library of high-quality resources.

If you’re working or volunteering with bird rescues, shelters, or sanctuaries, consider joining our IAABC Shelter Division. We offer a wealth of resources and a supportive community of volunteers, behavior professionals, and foster parents for all species.

To learn more about what an animal behavior consultant does and how IAABC can help you develop your career and achieve your goals, read our Behavior Consulting 101 series.

I need help!

Use our Consultant Locator to find someone in your area. Our Certified and Associate Certified Parrot Behavior Consultants can help you identify behavior problems and develop effective and kind solutions that work for you and your avian companion’s unique relationship and lifestyle.

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