The AVian Behavior Lab

Online animal behavior support at your fingertips

Bird training is complex. The Avian Behavior Lab makes it easy.

The best training is the training you do

As a member, you'll get instant access to on-demand immersive courses, live training, and a supportive community that will level up your animal training game. Whether you're an experienced animal trainer, a seasoned pro or even if you're just starting out, you'll always know exactly what to work on thanks to our extensive course library. 

basic membership

For companion parrot and domestic animal care providers, this membership has you covered! From the moment you bring your bird home, feather destructive behavior, household stressors and the support to reach out with burning questions you have but are afraid to ask!

premium membership

This Membership slaps! It covers all Basic membership options plus offers a range of courses and resources for Professional Animal Trainers and Advanced Companion Caregivers from flight training, rehabilitation work, amphitheater training, field work and much more!

Facility Membership

A facility membership includes all of the benefits of a Premium Membership. This membership is our best value yet! It allows for one Membership to have several sub-accounts for coworkers or even friends!

Gloria S.

Basic Member

I have learned much from your webinars and the classes you put on the website. It makes me feel better that I am not alone in rearing our feathered babies with too much love and affection. and ...now what! Well, my 27 yr old Goffin still pulls out all her feathers but has reduced her screaming. Those are my two big issues with her...I ignored those screams but drove my mate crazy! Also,reduced her morning wake up screaming. I talked to her, waited for her to stop screaming, went in as soon as she stopped and talked to her.

How do you know a membership is for you?

  • You want to build stronger relationships with your animals through trust.
  • You want to learn new behaviors and progressive behavior change techniques
  • You are struggling to implement what you have learned in your home or team
  • You believe in positive reinforcement training techniques.
  • You are overwhelmed by the information online and want to learn from a trusted mentor to guide you step by step.

Avian Behavior Lab is dedicated to online learning based on our work at our training center at Avian Behavior International in gorgeous San Diego county, California. Founded by Hillary Hankey as a way to connect people with animals through progressive training skills, Hillary wanted ABI to an incubator for ideas and a safe place for creativity in training to be fostered.

Hillary's vision with Avian Behavior Lab is to create a community where parrot lovers, animal professionals, and behavior nerds can build their skills and find the best information to answer some of the most troubling problems. The Lab offers fast, sustainable solutions for complex issues that face parrot owners with biting birds, animal trainers that want to train their ambassadors husbandry behaviors in addition to their interpretive behaviors, and helps solve animal behavior problems large and small.

Our team brings you experience, wisdom, mentorship, enthusiasm, and creativity that you won’t find just in any old Facebook group. We know you are busy. We know you need results. And we know how to get you there. Time is a non-renewable resource. No need to waste it trying to filter out the social nonsense.

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Use the coupon code AVIAN and try out the Avian Behavior Lab for 14 days totally free.

What our community is saying...

Melissa H.

premium Member

I also can’t thank you enough for being you. Your philosophy of sharing knowledge and supporting others in the industry, no matter what their circumstances are, is the main reason I was so excited to learn from ABI. To know that I can ask a question without judgement or shut down is very powerful, especially for someone like me who has been doing this for 20+ years but hasn’t always had access to all things new and innovative in training. I just can’t express how much that means.

Jason D.,
Owner Janda Exotics

Workshop Guest

Prior to the Avian Behavior workshop I had no bird experience. Working with Hillary, her amazing guest trainers from around the country and amazing animals was a great experience. The content was easy to understand and we had tons of time to ask questions and join in on discussions about the covered topics. The training techniques can be used with all animals and has helped me train the many different animals on my ranch. Since the workshop I have also acquired two birds and have continued training with the techniques I learned there. I would highly recommend Avian Behavior for anyone interested in building a solid foundation in bird training.

Ready to make Bird Training easy?

  • Inspiration through a steady stream of videos of our extensive daily training regimen with Q&As
  • Step-by-step instructions in our self-guided courses
  • Encompasses a wide range of animals - including parrot owners, bird of prey trainers, farm animals, domestic animals and exotics.
  • Positive reinforcement based solutions for problem behaviors
  • Web classes with Q&A for a wide ranging array of topics, offered live and on-demand webinars and courses that go deep on specific behavior subjects

SINK YOUR TALONS IN

You're ready for this. You've been waiting your entire life.

Basic Membership

$ 299

/year

Subscription for Companion parrots and domestics behavior and training

  • Free courses for animal caregivers!
  • Private Facebook group
  • Monthly web classes
  • Private community forum
  • 25% Discounts for Masterclasses and private behavior consultations

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a 14 day FREE trial membership

Premium Membership

$ 399

/year

Subscription for advanced and professional animal trainers

  • Includes basic membership plus dives deeper into birds of prey, corvids, toucans, hornbills, vultures, and more!
  • Force free veterinary, husbandry, and flight based courses
  • How to be a Badass Animal Trainer Community
  • Web classes on advanced topics each month
  • Private community forum with a video library and behavior and training discussions
  • 35% Discounts on Masterclasses and private behavior consultations
  • 20% Discount on live workshops

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a 14 day FREE trial membership

Facility Membership

$ 699

/year

Subscription for advanced and professional animal trainers

  • Get multiple team members on board with one single account!
  • Includes all the perks of a Premium Membership
  • Great for zoos, wildlife rehabilitation organizations, parrot rescue and rehoming centers, parrot aviaries, nature centers, and other conservation education centers
  • Incredible deal with incredible education opportunities
  • Wonderful avenue for team building and cohesion

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a 14 day FREE trial membership

Basic Membership

$ 29

/month

Subscription for companion Animal Behavior and Training

  • Free courses for animal caregivers!
  • Private Facebook group
  • Monthly web classes
  • Private community forum
  • 25% Discounts for Masterclasses and private behavior consultations

Save on an Annual Membership at only $299

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a 14 day FREE trial membership

Premium Membership

$ 39

/month

Subscription for advanced and professional animal trainers

  • Includes basic membership plus dives deeper into birds of prey, corvids, toucans, hornbills, vultures, and more!
  • Force free veterinary, husbandry, and flight based courses
  • How to be a Badass Animal Trainer Community
  • Web classes on advanced topics each month
  • Community Forum
  • 35% Discounts on Masterclasses and private behavior consultations
  • 20% Discount on live workshops

Save on an Annual Membership at only $399

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a 14 day FREE trial membership

Facility Membership

$ 699

/year

Subscription for advanced and professional animal trainers

  • Get multiple team members on board with one single account!
  • Includes all the perks of a Premium Membership
  • Great for zoos, wildlife rehabilitation organizations, parrot rescue and rehoming centers, parrot aviaries, nature centers, and other conservation education centers
  • Incredible deal with incredible education opportunities
  • Wonderful avenue for team building and cohesion

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a 14 day FREE trial membership

30 Day No Questions Asked Money-Back Guarantee

We feel strongly that the Membership Experience will provide solutions for you. If you aren't satisfied with your Annual or Monthly Basic or Premium Experience, let us know and we will return your payment within 30 days of purchase. Please see our Terms and Conditions for full details. 

A message from the founder

"It's easy to get overwhelmed, discouraged, and led astray by the amount of opinion involved in 'free' advice out there. How much your life can change with experienced mentorship pays back in dividends of happiness and professional growth."

- Hillary Hankey, Avian Behavior Lab


Sign Up Today And You'll Get:

  • Full Instant Access
  • Incredible Support
  • 30 Day Money Back Guarantee

* Use coupon code AVIAN for a FREE 14 day  trial membership for any membership option

Frequently Asked Questions

So you have questions? Let me try to answer those for you…

Which membership do I choose?

Our Basic Membership focuses on parrot behavior solutions, training, and care. This one offers access to the Community Forum, parrot husbandry and training courses, and web classes and Q&A's. This is a great resources for companion parrot lovers.

The Premium Membership is for more advanced parrot owners and trainers and professional trainers of other exotic birds. We cover some big challenges and complicated training concepts. We also go in deep on behavior science as well as offer mindset and goal setting work.

What kind of courses do you have?

We add courses each month! They include how to handle parrots on shoulders, working with multiple animals, station training, reducing and preventing bates, how to train your bird of prey to hood, ambassador vulture training, harness training your parrot, working with nervous parrots, hormonal parrots, screaming parrots, and so much more!

Do you have courses I can purchase?

We are regularly adding to our course library, but at this moment, we have courses available only to our members included in their membership. The Masterclasses can be purchased separately.

Is a consultant available for a private session?

Members will have access to discounted private consultations.

Do you only train birds?

We specialize in training birds, as it alludes to in the name Avian Behavior. However, we also have mammals and reptiles on the ranch, and we have consulted and worked with many mammalian species professionally.

How often do you update the material?

We are constantly adding new courses, webinars and web classes, and the membership material is a steady flow of new content. The forum is an incredible community where members can submit media and we will be regularly uploading our training sessions and academic breakdown.

How do I cancel my membership?

We have full set of terms and conditions. There is a 30-day Money Back guarantee for annual members and masterclass students, and a monthly members can terminate their membership, and the membership will end in the month they canceled.

Are masterclasses included in the membership?

Masterclasses can be purchased separately or by members at a discount. They are not included in the membership.

Which membership is best for training farm animals?

For basic training and beginner fundamentals, the basic membership would work great. If you are more skilled and are looking for more advanced behaviors for your farm animals, like working with multiple animals at once, and so much more, the premium membership would work best.

Can I submit my own videos?

Yes! Our community forum is top of the line, and members can submit their own videos for feedback and discussion of behavior topics.

I have budgies, cockatiels, and conures. Which is the best membership for me?

Our Basic Membership focuses on parrot behavior solutions, training, and care. We have many members with smaller birds that contribute regularly and get feedback. We also have a Cockatiel Program in the forums that goes into great depth on our foster cockatiels, and we regularly train our budgies.

If you are looking for community, feedback, advice, and support for your birds, that is a great place to start. For more in-depth behavior advice and bigger discounts on our suite of services, the Premium Membership has much to offer for all.

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