Consultations Overview...



Parrot Behaviour & Enrichment Consultations provides Australia's most professional, experienced and qualified range of support services for companion parrot owners, veterinarians and pet stores. ` PBEC' is operated by Jim McKendry BAppSc (Wildlife Biology) BTeach. Jim has been intensively keeping parrots for more than 10 years and during that time has focused on developing an understanding of the behavioural and general care dynamics of parrots kept within companion animal environments

As a parrot behaviour and enrichment consultant he has provided consultative services to hundreds of parrot owners both within Australia and internationally, as well as contributing articles for numerous pet and parrot focused publications. He is a former committee member of the Parrot Society of Australia Inc and has lectured for numerous bird clubs and societies in South-east Queensland.

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Jim is an editorial advisor on parrot behaviour for Australian Birdkeeper Magazine and provides a regular column, `Pet Parrot Pointers' in this publication. During 2003/2004 Jim worked as a member of the Presentations Department at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, which further enhanced his professional avian training skills under the mentoring of head trainer Phil Ghamraoui. He is an active member of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators and currently presents the Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Parrot Workshops.

The foundation of Jim's approach combines his extensive knowledge of wild parrot behaviour with progressive `Applied Behaviour Analysis' management strategies based on `Positive Reinforcement' training and conditioning. Parrot owners today may encounter many challenges during the raising of their avian companion. Jim can work effectively on all of the recognised parrot behaviour issues commonly seen in companion parrot environments such as…


Parrot Behaviours...

  • Aggression and Biting Behaviour
  • Excessive Vocalisation
  • Juvenile Begging and Regression Behaviours
  • Behavioural Feather Picking
  • Establishing Basic Handling and Training Responsiveness
  • Stereotypical Behaviours
  • Phobic Behaviours
  • Socialisation Strategies and Introducing New Parrots
As well as behaviour issues, Jim also has extensive knowledge and understanding of how to support parrot owners in applying the following aspects of general care and husbandry…
  • Diet & Nutrition Management
  • Environmental Enrichment Strategies
  • Enclosure Design
For more information on the support services provided by Parrot Behaviour & Enrichment Consultations please select go to the website below. If you are interested in attending one of our Parrot Workshops at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary simply check out
Parrot Workshops ...
Parrot Behaviour & Enrichment Consultations conducts Australia's most comprehensive and professionally presented Parrot Behaviour and Care workshops in partnership with Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast Australia. Our workshop provides companion parrot owners, veterinarian nurses, pet store staff, parrot breeders and parrot behaviour behaviour enthusiasts with an essential `toolkit' of knowledge, understandings and skills to provide the foundation for progressive parrot care and behaviour management.
Media Info...

  • Australian Birdkeeper New Magazine Column: Jim has commenced a regular parrot behaviour column for Australian Birdkeeper Magazine. `Pet Parrot Pointers' will offer insights into companion parrot behaviour issues drawn from Jim's experience working with clients over many years of consultative work. If you have a question about parrot behaviour we'd love to hear from you. Please direct questions for `Pet Parrot Pointers' to
  • Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary Parrot Workshops

Contact Info...
Phone: 0421 175 841