Living and Learning with Parrots by Susan G. Friedman

I highly recommend the writings of Susan G. Friedman, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Utah State University

This page includes many of her articles written on Living with Parrots.

10 Things Your Parrots Want You to Know

ABCs of Behavior 2004

Alternatives to Parrot Breaking 2002

Early Socialization 2000

Empowering Parrots

How Parrots Learn Behavior 2003

Parrots in Temporary Shelters: The Groundwork for Empowerment and Trust 2004

PARROT Principles

Right On Target

Shaping New Behaviors

Straight Talk About Behavior

The Struggle for Dominance 2001

What’s Wrong with this Picture

World Parrot Trust Interview – Forums and Experts

Dr. Susan Friedman is a psychology professor at Utah State University who has pioneered the application of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to captive and companion animals. ABA, with its roots in human learning, offers a scientifically sound teaching technology and ethical standard that can improve the lives of all learners. Students from 22 different countries have participated in Susan’s online courses, Living and Learning with Animals for Professionals and Living and Learning with Parrots for Caregivers. She has written chapters on learning and behavior for three veterinary texts (Behavior of Exotic Pets, Clinical Avian Medicine, and Manual of Parrot Behavior), and is a frequent contributor to popular magazines. Her articles appear around the world in ten languages. Susan has presented seminars for a wide variety of professional organizations around the world such as the Association of Avian Veterinarians, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria, Moorpark College Exotic Animal Training and Management program, and NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. She has been nominated for the Media Award given by the International Association of Behavior Analysis for her efforts to disseminate to pet owners, veterinarians, animal trainers and zookeepers the essential tools they need to empower and enrich the lives of the animals in their care.

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