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Heart of Feathers Education &  Behavior Training for Companion Birds

Patience, Planning, and Practice (tm)

Any Bird can Learn.

Insured and Bonded

(978) 352 - 0595

Serving New England Area and Beyond

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About Heart of Feathers Education & Behavior Training

Heart of Feathers Education & Behavior Training's

goal is to educate on a compassion and cooperative companion bird behavior training. We look at small steps that can lead toward successful sessions for your individual bird to learn. Behavior changes do not happen overnight. With consistent and successful training, incremental changes will occur.


          Patience, Planning, Practice


About Our Trainer

Our Senior Trainer, Sheila, is a professional IAABC Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant/Trainer (CPBC).  Sheila is not a Avian Behaviorist (she has not attended veterinary school. Avian Behaviorist can prescribe medication and can diagnose some medical conditions). She is a recognized professional certified companion bird behavior trainer. She assisted with an article for .    


Sheila continues refreshing her education on the latest information on the proper training methodology related to the Applied Behavior Analysis by attending credited colleges, and professional webinars/conferences.  Sheila completed and received her certification from the University of Washington in Applied Animal Behavior.  She can carry the letters UW-AAB after her name to designate this. (Click Here to read Press Release)

Sheila is now enrolled in the Fear Free Avian Certification Program. Her end goal is to offer webinars on preparing your bird for avian vet visits.

Additionally, Sheila volunteers at local rescues. While working with the rescue, she may foster a companion bird with undesired behavior. Fostering assists with keeping her skills up to date through learning and hands on experience and will assist in improving the behavior of the bird to get adopted.

She passes her professional knowledge and experience to her clients (as well as relating to the client's situation).

Sheila is assisting with fund raising efforts for the Rhode Island Parrot Rescue's Capital Campaign for a new building.  Heart of Feathers Education & Behavior Training will be doing in-person training at this new building. Any donation is appreciate. 



We understand there are many articles and  videos can be found on social media.   

Heart of Feathers Education & Training recognizes and treats each bird as an individual. We work towards creating a unique designed one on one session and a personal training plan for you and your bird. 

We use Applied Behavior Analysis and incorporate different methodology to tailor the personal training technique plan into small manageable steps based on the individual bird and person. 

  • Force-Free/Choice Training (the training plan encourages and strengthens behavior).

  • Evidence Based Training (the training plan based on the individual prior knowledge level and pace)

  • LIMA - Less Intrusive, Minimal Aversive (the training plan reviews everything in the environment to set up successful training sessions)

These techniques can lead to a

mutual trust and a caring understanding bond.

"Every interaction with your bird is a training opportunity; Make your encounter a fun and positive moment."  

Heart of Feathers Education & Training offers In-Home(Local area), Phone, and Online Services.

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