I am Ann Castro. I have had parrots since I was five years old and I have been helping parrot owners achieve better relationships with their birds since 2001. I am the author of multiple books about parrots, had my own TV-show on parrots on German national TV for a couple of years and am of course also proud Mom to a flock of delightful parrots in my own home.
My “superpower” is turning parrots - even problem birds - into feathered soulmates. Having said this ... I bet you can already guess that this course will be unlike any other.
Thus I must warn you and I want to make it very clear that this course is not going to be suitable for everyone.❤️ It is not a course about quick fixes to get the parrots to do what we want. It is also not your standard, run-of-the mill training course. My course is all about building trusting, soulmate-like relationships with the birds we care for.
And this means, that this course is not just about what we humans want or need, but primarily about what the birds in our care want and need. We the parrot owners are the adults in relationships that can be complex, heartbreakingly difficult at times, but also incredibly joyful when they are working.
To achieve this, I teach you detailed, thoughtful techniques that are based on truly understanding your birds and treating them not only as sentient beings but also as individuals. Following my methods will empower you to build wonderful trusting and soulful relationships with your birds. But it will require some effort, even some rethinking of what you thought you “knew”, to get there.
We use clicker training as the main, but definitely not the only, tool in this course. Thus, by the end of the course, you will not only have a much better understanding and relationship with your parrots, you will also know how to create and teach them any exercises you desire.
If all of this is not what you are looking for - that is fine. Like I said, this course is not going to be for everyone. However, if this is what you are looking for. If you truly seek a better understanding of and relationship with your birds, then I would love ❤️ to have you on board. It is your choice.
Take care and I hope to see you in the next lecture.
2017: WP-Magazin, Europe's largest publication for parrot owners, appointed me to their expert council
2013: German national TV station VOX gave me my own TV-Show on solving parrot problems
2006: Published my first book which became known as "the clicker bible" ;-) on clicker training for parrots
2003: Taught first clicker training weekend workshop for parrots
2001: Moderated training, nutrition and health topics for Germany’s largest bird forum
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