Learn how to solve food bowl aggression, what causes it, and how to prevent it from happening in the future.

  • "I finally understand why my parrot was displaying food bowl aggression. The insights and strategies provided helped me build positive changes in our relationship. Mealtimes are now peaceful, and our bond has grown stronger." - Amanda S.

  • Are mealtimes with your feathered friend turning into a constant struggle? 

    Does food bowl aggression leave you feeling helpless and frustrated?

    We understand the challenges you're facing, and that's why Avian Behavior International is here to help. Join our Food Bowl Aggression Challenge and create a peaceful and harmonious experience with food and your beloved bird!


    Join the Food Bowl Aggression Challenge!

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      The Food Bowl Aggression challenge will help you build positive changes,
      and make progress by:

      👉 Understanding Food Bowl Aggression: Uncover the truth behind food bowl aggression and why it's crucial to recognize that this problem doesn't exist in isolation. Explore how labels like territoriality and possessiveness complicate the issue, and gain valuable insights into why this problem can be complicated.

      👉 No More Harmful Methods: We'll find out why yelling, removing or restricting access, or using scare tactics - to solve food bowl aggression can make it worse, not just during meals. We'll learn good strategies that make everyone happy and not stressed.

      👉 Why Is This Happening:  We'll look into why your bird acts this way and wants different things from the same behavior. We'll also learn how to use negative reinforcement in a good way to fix the problem.

      👉 Preventing Future Challenges: Fixing food bowl aggression is just the beginning. Gain insights to help you prevent it from happening again in the future.

      "I can't express enough how grateful I am for Hillary's help with my bird's food bowl aggression! Learning about the functional consequences behind my parrot's behavior was eye-opening. Hillary taught me how to handle food bowl aggression effectively using positive methods. I no longer dread mealtimes; they are a joyous experience."

      Sarah L.


      It's easy to get overwhelmed when your bird won't listen to you or turns to biting and screaming, and other problem behaviors.

      But with a little commitment and the right mindset and tools, you can help your bird be calm when food is present in 5-10 minutes a day! 


      "I didn't think I could get Ripley to listen to me! But after following your prompts, it worked! Success! Thank you for all you do!"

      Anne B.


      Everyday, you will receive a challenge email, detailing the day's lesson and steps you need to do to complete the lesson.

      There is a FREE dedicated Facebook group too! You'll have the opportunity to join Facebook Live video sessions, ask questions, and post your progress while interacting with a supportive community.

      About your instructor

      Hillary Hankey

      Hillary Hankey is a world renowned professional bird trainer, behavior consultant, and falconer. For over 20 years, she has worked at and consulted for zoos and educational facilities to help bring adventurous and intimate animal encounters to guests all over the world. 

      In 2013, Hillary founded Avian Behavior International, a bird training and education organization, located on 22 acres in San Diego, California. Hillary spends her days analyzing, studying and practicing the art and science of animal training with a diverse collection of birds in Southern California, while also passionately raising awareness and funds for critical conservation challenges around the planet.

      With a goal of helping to strengthen the connection between animals and the humans that care for them with the most progressive, positive, and constructional techniques, Hillary offers numerous in person workshops, online courses, and is also the founder of The Avian Behavior Lab, where she offers online training tutorials and guidance for animal lovers of all levels.

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