I live in Melbourne, Australia.
I manage and administer ‘Let Companion Birds Fly.’
I am a:
- Bird Behaviour Counsellor (Applied Behaviour Analysis)
- Educator and Campaigner, Animal welfare educator( https://www.facebook.com/wonderfulworldofnonhumananimals ) Project Manager,
- Independent Film Maker (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paris-Yves-ActorModel-Producer-Director-Writer-of-Parrot-Productions),
- Bird/Animal Communicator-Whisperer- Holistic Counsellor and Reiki Practitioner (https://www.facebook.com/MyFreewillJourney and www.myfreewilljourney.com ) amongst other things!
I believe in positive change.
Change is a good thing- it encourages us to ‘open the window’ to (hopefully humane) opportunities that positively develop our passions, inspire us to dream realistic dreams and fulfill our soul’s potential!
I have been wanting to gather as much information as possible about Companion Birds, especially in Australia and try to merge as much of this information (if possible) into one website.
I have found so much information on too many websites for everyone to have time to locate, so I thought I’d try to merge as much of this information into one easy-to-use site. I realised that most of us are so time poor today, that trying to find information we are looking for can take up a lot of time.
This site is mainly about informing and educating adults and children about how Companion Birds in Australia are entitled by nature to co-exist on Earth, humanely, with dignity and respected as belonging to only themselves and not being controlled negatively by humans.
This site is not about blaming people who treat Companion Birds otherwise, (as many of us would perceive the treatment as abusive), but this site is about making Non-Human Animal issues and problems further available to the public and hopefully informing the unaware members of our society.
Though much of the current Companion Bird information is heart breaking, there is plenty of inspiring information that can encourage us all to learn from and understand how precious,and intelligent Companion Birds really are & how they should be loved and treated accordingly.
I also found that the limited caregiver information regarding Companion Birds may be complex or too technical at times to understand and that the everyday caregiver would appreciate simple information on how to enrich the lives of and with their Companion Birds.
So here goes…if you have related information or websites e.t.c. you’d like me to add to and share on my site, you are very welcome to email me on firstname.lastname@example.org . I can’t do it all alone in one lifetime so please contribute as much information as possible! Your contribution can be anonymous on the site or I am happy to add your name if you wish.
Thank you for your support in further ‘opening the window’ to Companion Birds.
My Bird/Animal Behaviour Education
USA- Animal Behavior Centre- Lara Joseph, www.theanimalbehaviorcenter.com
Creative Aviaries & Foraging Toys
Teaching your bird to Forage
The Science of Behaviour
USA- Fundamentals of Aviculture- American Federation of Aviculture http://afabirds.org/foa_completed.shtml
Australia- Parrot Conference 2008- Parrot Training and Enrichment- Barbara Heidenreich, Good Bird Inc., USA
Australia- Parrots 2010 – Parrot Conference, Australia- Steve Martin & Dr Susan Friedman
Australia- Veterinary level 1- Chisholm Institute/ www.ed2go.comstucert-classes-pcv-1209-ParisYves
Indonesian Bird Charity Day Seminar- October 07
Husbandry and Rehabilitation of Injured Native Birds, Dr Anne Fowler- Wildlife Victoria
USA- Professional Member- International Association of Avian Trainers & Educators