Written by veterinary technician, parrot behavior consultant, speaker and author Pamela Clark, this site is dedicated to improving our understanding of parrot behavior, parrot welfare and the parrot-human bond. In addition to commentaries, favorite links and biographical information, you will find the following:
- Information about available services
- Articles that explore both normal and problem behavior, normal and problem parrot-human relationships, optimal nutrition, parrot welfare and enrichment
- Discussions that introduce more in-depth explorations of these same topics
Pamela Clark, CVT is a well-known author, speaker, and parrot behavior consultant whose experience with parrots dates back 40 years to the purchase of her first pair of lovebirds. Her knowledge extends to a wide range of parrot species and has been gained through experiences as diverse as breeding to rescue and rehabilitation.
Pam has also trained parrots in behaviors as complex as that of free flight outdoors. Her particular areas of special interest include feather destructive behavior, training, flight and nutrition.
As a parrot behavior consultant, Pam's approach is uniquely comprehensive, coupling improvements in husbandry and nutrition with the most positive and most effective behavior modification strategies. She consults with clients throughout the United States, and as far away as Canada, Europe, Japan, Australia and India.
Pam's articles have appeared in the Grey Play Round Table, Companion Parrot Quarterly, Bird Talk
magazine, Birds USA, Parrots
magazine, Good Bird
magazine and the Holistic Bird Newsletter
and have been translated into several foreign languages.
Pam also works as a veterinary technician for an avian specialist, Dr. Richard Hillmer of Oak Hills Veterinary Clinic & Bird Hospital in Salem, Oregon. In addition, she serves as co-instructor, along with Susan Friedman, PhD, teaching parrot behavior consulting for The Companion Animal Sciences Institute (www.casinstitute.com
). She is also on the panel of experts for the World Parrot Trust (www.worldparrottrust.org
). Pam lives in Dallas, Oregon with a mixed flock of 10 companion parrots, a dog and two cats.
*Prospective clients may call for a brief, initial evaluation at no charge to determine how best to proceed and ask any applicable questions.