Unlock the Foundations of Successful Parrot Training

Join us for 3 live trainings & hundreds of hours of parrot training courses inside the Avian Behavior Lab!

"Thank you for teaching me how to understand my bird!
Your teachings changed my relationship with my bird."
- Sharon K.

Use code: AVIAN to join FREE for 2 weeks!

Are you ready to build confidence and clarity in your parrot training journey? Join us for our Parrot Foundation Virtual Workshop inside the Avian Behavior Lab, where we'll provide you with the essential knowledge and skills to empower both you and your feathered companion.

What You'll Get:

  • Academic Presentations: Gain a deeper understanding of learning theory, behavior change, and key factors impacting your parrot's behavior.

  • Training Application: Put theory into practice with guided training exercises designed to strengthen your bond and improve communication with your parrot.

  • Live Feedback: Receive personalized feedback from our expert trainer, Hillary Hankey, as you work through training exercises in real-time.

  • Q&A Sessions: Get answers to your burning questions and troubleshoot any training challenges during live Q&A sessions.


The workshop involves 3 weeks of deep dive training sessoins:

WEEK ONE: Building a Strong Foundation
Section 1: Academic Presentation
Learning theory: understanding how behavior changes
Feedback loops and body language
Training three basic behaviors to establish a strong foundation
Section 2: Training Application
Hands-on training with guided feedback
Section 3: Q&A

WEEK TWO: Preventing Problem Behaviors
Section 1: Academic Presentation
Strategies for preventing common problem behaviors
Understanding reinforcers and aversives
Setting up your parrot's home environment for success
Section 2: Training Application
Reviewing homework behaviors
Hands-on training with guided feedback
Section 3: Q&A

WEEK THREE: Enhancing Behavioral Welfare
Section 1: Academic Presentation
Exploring pair bonds and sexual maturity
Understanding the role of diet and nutrition in behavioral welfare
Establishing appropriate behavioral expectations
Section 2: Training Application
Reviewing homework behaviors
Hands-on training with guided feedback
Section 3: Q&A

Ready to go on this transformative journey with your parrot? Join the Avian Behavior Lab now to get access to our Parrot Foundation Virtual Workshop and gain access to three weeks of invaluable training content.  

You can join  FREE for two weeks!

"I honestly can’t believe how well your methods worked with my Pearlie Umbie Cockatoo. Our family was tearing apart. I can’t thank you enough."

Denise R.

The best training is the training you do

As a member, you'll get instant access to over 100 hours of step-by-step 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. 


Access hundreds of hours of amazing, in-depth bird behavior and training lessons including hours of step-by-step instruction, live demonstrations, and QA sessions.


Connect with fellow bird enthusiasts from around the world who are just like you in our community forum. Our students are focused on getting their bird training to the next level, but also on helping other students around them. They’ll be there for you 24/7.


A guided learning journey consisting of 9 levels, each with specific courses designed to advance your training skills and knowledge. Each course will teach you specific techniques and concepts using detailed, in-depth video tutorials.


This guided learning journey is designed to accelerate your learning knowledge and ability in a specific category or area of interest. Learning Pathways helps you reinforce new concepts and skills with clear instructions to get you from start to finish. Each course will teach you specific techniques and concepts using detailed, in-depth video tutorials.


Throughout the year we roll out brand new challenges that are designed to make you a better bird trainer. The best thing about the challenges is that our whole community gets involved, which creates a fun learning environment and accountability when you need it.


Get direct feedback and answers to all your burning questions from Hillary herself, our Community Success Team and your fellow students through our live seminars, the community forum or by contacting our support team directly.


Every month we host live-stream seminars and webinars with Q&A for a wide ranging array of topics, so we can go deep on specific behavior subjects.


Earn badges for your accomplishments to keep you motivated with official recognition of your accomplishments so you can stay on track with your goals.


Each course is accompanied by highly detailed workbooks including TAB and notation, and multiple backing tracks when needed.

Ready to Build a Strong Foundation For Training Your Parrot and Elevate Your Training Skills?

Sign Up Now for the Avian Behavior Lab today!

Discover the secrets to a raising a happy, well-behaved parrot. 


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.



Join us for the New Parrot Webinar and if you still need help, you can book a private consultation with Hillary and get 50% off!

My husband kept saying we would have to get rid of our bird. You not only dealt with the behavior of our parrot, but the human side of things. No one else talks about that!

Shay E.

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