My 20 years of experience has allowed me to develop a uniquely successful approach to resolving behavior problems in parrots. (Please see the "Anatomy of a Consultation" below to understand better how this works.)
I develop creative solutions for difficult situations using the most positive, least intrusive methods possible. I listen closely to you and then collaborate with you to develop solutions that create better social balance in the home and a greater quality of life for all involved, in addition to resolving whatever problem behaviors may be troubling you.
I also have extensive experience training parrots and can teach you how to do so as well. Believe it or not, this can be successful at long distance! If you need convincing, please read my blog post about Siljan and Dorris.
Do you want to teach tricks for fun? Let's start with targeting. Perhaps you want to begin with husbandry behaviors, like going into a carrier on cue? Does your parrot only step up part of the time? Does he wander the floor, chewing up your baseboards? I have solutions for you. Can't get your parrot to eat the right foods? I have developed a sure-fire system for success.
I do my level best to charge fairly for my time. Telephone consultations are charged at the rate of $90.00 per hour. (In-home consults are charged at the same hourly rate plus travel time at $30.00 per hour.) This fee includes not only my time for the consultation, but also includes a set of written recommendations, as well as a period of follow-up at no further charge. I do this because I want you to be successful!
Many people have trouble understanding how my consultation process works, and I don't blame them. I don't know anyone else who works the way that I do. I have developed a process that almost guarantees your success if you follow through with all phases. Here is a real-life example:
A client and I spoke about a fearful parrot on November 11, 2018. The original video consultation took 2.5 hours. I invoiced them for $225.00 ($90.00 per hour). I agreed to provide them with follow-up until February 15. (This is 2.5 months of follow-up which correlates to 2.5 hours of consulting time.)
After the consultation, I also provided them with a recording of the video consult and a written summary so that they would have both to refer to as they implemented my recommendations. These were provided at no additional charge.
We then met as often as needed to make sure that they were supported in their efforts. We enjoyed a total of 5 one-hour visits during this follow-up period. These were provided at no additional fee.
Only in this way can I provide the support to clients that will ensure success. Frequently, resolving a behavior problem in a parrot requires that we change both our thinking and our habits. These follow-up contacts support that process.
I also offers consulting services and client communication resources for veterinary professionals, as well as a mentorship program for other parrot behavior consultants. For more information please refer to the pages on this website which specifically address these services.
It's difficult to offer guarantees of success because I cannot force caregivers to implement all recommendations, nor to keep in touch during the follow-up period. Further, problems long in existence will take longer to resolve. However, my personal mission is "Happy Client Every Time." I have a passion for both parrots and people and the bonds they share. You have my guarantee that I will devote exceptional effort to helping you with your parrot, so that the final result is one with which you are satisfied. ~ Pam