Help Your Parrot Thrive: HOW TO FIX Overbonding, Screaming, and Attacking 

Learn how to instill confidence and dependence in your parrot using the constructional approach.

"This course exceeded my expectations! The insights into parrot behavior and practical strategies for addressing screaming and other issues have been invaluable.
Highly recommended!" - Lisa M.

Are You Struggling with a Needy, Dependent Parrot?
Does your parrot exhibit behaviors like overbonding, incessant screaming, or even aggression?

You're not alone. Many parrot owners face the challenge of managing these issues, often feeling overwhelmed and frustrated by their bird's behavior.

Get all of the answers you need in the


How Did We Get Here?
Parrot dependency can develop for various reasons, from a lack of skill-building during early development to unintentionally reinforcing undesirable behaviors. Traditional approaches exacerbate the problem rather than offering long-term solutions.

Introducing the Constructional Approach

Unlike linear training methods, the constructional approach focuses on goal-oriented, non-linear strategies that actively build the skills needed for success. By identifying current behaviors and resources, we can create a tailored training program that addresses your parrot's specific needs.

What Success Looks Like

Success isn't just about stopping unwanted behaviors; it's about fostering independence and enriching your parrot's life. Our program helps you

- Define realistic goals

- Measure progress

-Adapt to unexpected challenges along the way

What to Expect

Prepare to shift your perspective on parrot training. Our approach challenges conventional wisdom and empowers you to become a confident, effective trainer for your bird.

"As a first-time parrot owner, I was overwhelmed by my bird's behaviors. This course provided clarity and actionable techniques to help me understand and manage my parrot's needs effectively."


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.

"I have a rescue Moluccan that was an obsessive nighttime screamer. The info in this course changed the game for me immediately! I’m so relieved. Thank you!

Sarah F.

"I've tried various methods to address my parrot's screaming, but nothing seemed to work until I discovered this course. The step-by-step approach and personalized guidance made all the difference!"

Jason T.


The Less Dependent Parrots: Solving Overbonding, Screaming, and Attacking Through the Constructional Approach Masterclass has four deep dive lessons:

 - Parrot Dependency and How it Happens

 - What is the Constructional Approach

 - What skills to build and how to build them

- Managing expectations and family interactions

Discover some of the most progressive, positive reinforcement and constructional training methods to help your parrot thrive in all areas of their lives.


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* Lessons including step by step training

* Teacher's notes

* Downloadable worksheets so you can work through your specific issues

Have questions?

Here are some of our commonly asked questions.

I've tried everything. How will this course help me?

This course focuses on the underlying behaviors causing parrot overbonding, screaming, and attacking in the first place. Identifying why your parrot is doing what they are doing in the first place then fixing the root of the issues - behavior, environment, hormones, sleep, and human interaction.

How long will it take to see results?

Once you start applying the solutions in this course, you should see results almost immediately. Keep in mind every situation is different, but with enough patience and commitment, you CAN instill confidence in your bird.

What makes you different than other trainers teaching the same thing?

We specialize in avian behavior and are considered the "gold standard" in bird training across the bird training world. We teach based on scientific principles combined with time-tested, real life scenarios so our methods are customizable to your unique situation. Parrot screaming, overbonding, and attacking can be a response to some internal or external issue that is triggering that behavior. This course will help you remove those issues so your parrot can thrive.

My parrot won't listen to me. What will this course teach me to change that?

Sometimes our words and actions unintentionally reinforce bird screaming, along with other environmental and human factors that make the situation worse. The more sensitive to sound you are, the more this unconscious reinforcement happens. This course will help you identify and change that. 

Will I have lifetime access to this masterclass?

Yes! Once you purchase the masterclass, you can rewatch it and return to it as many times as you wish.

What if this program is not for me? Can I get a refund?

While these methods do work, we understand that our style of teaching may not resonate with everyone. We offer a 30 day money back guarantee if you are not completely satisfied.

"I was at my wit's end with my overbonded parrot until I found this course. Learning how to manage his dependency and fears has transformed our relationship for the better." 

Mark S.

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