Let us be your owner’s manual for responsible pet ownership.

Companion Parrots Re-homed is an institution of higher education for pet-bird owners located within Parrot University. At Companion Parrots Re-homed people learn how to ensure a good quality of life for their avian companions. No doubt, parrot ownership can be a challenge — but we are here to help. Far too often, pet bird owners feel that their only option is to relinquish their bird when problems occur. However, an educated pet-bird owner is more likely to share a long-term relationship with their bird. We invite you to enroll in any or all of our courses. Although courses are free, donations are always welcome and go directly toward the care of the birds in our program. Most courses run approximately 2 hours and are held at various times throughout the month.

Parrot Care Classes

Note: Parrot 101 and Avian Health & Wellness are required for all adoptions. Additional courses may be necessary for specific birds in our care.

Parrot 101

This course focuses on the basics of pet-bird ownership from health and nutrition to outfitting the cage to sexual behaviors and alleviators.

Avian Health & Wellness

In this course students learn about their parrot’s health and signs to look for that indicate illness. Learn what makes an Avian vet different, house hold hazards and zoonotic diseases.

Introduction to Avian Behavior

Does your bird exhibit a behavior you would like to change? Would you like to train your bird to do tricks? If so, this course is for you! This intro to Applied Behavior Analysis covers the basic terms and concepts necessary to understand and apply this training method. A short demonstration follows the course.

Fun With FoodWorkshop

This course is designed to teach food flock psychology and the basics of feeding a diet that promotes good health and prevents illness and disease. The class includes tips, tricks and recipes, and you’ll watch as our birdie chef prepares a recipe that your bird is sure to enjoy. There is a $10 fee for supplies. You leave with a quart sized bag of chop.

Toy Makers Workshop

Learn how easy it is to supplement the toys you purchase at Parrot University with those you make yourself. Enrich your birds life by learning to make toys that stimulate his/her curiosity and eliminate boredom.

Tools for Parrot Problem Solving

Does your parrot (or anything else that lives with you) have behaviors that drive you batty? This class addresses the function of undesired behaviors, and looks at ways to replace them with something you can live with. We will be using the science behind behavior taught in Introduction to Avian Behavior.

Please Note

Check our class schedule for new offerings or special events featuring nationally known presenters on topics in avian behavior and training.

If you have questions, contact education@companionparrots.org. The courtesy of a cancellation is requested, because all instructors are volunteering their time. All courses are taught onsite at Parrot University in the CPR Education Center. Courses are open to new or seasoned bird owners, adopters and the general public.