12 YouTubers For Parrot Lovers You Need To Know

African grey parrot behind old fashion movie camera
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One of my favorite fid-eos from her channel.



She has the ability to communicate without always having a bird or birds on her hands on her shoulders and in the background.


When she handles a bird in the fid-eo it’s to make a point about behavior, grooming, nutrition or species interactions.



She (or who ever does it for her) has great editing skills with the camera always pointing to the relevant subject.

Lighting bright and crisp as well as the sound.


Barbara Heidenreich
9000 YouTube channel subscribers
Joined Nov 12, 2006 – 3,940,571 views
313 videos


Barbara is in a league of her own with a formal education in animal behavior, she makes her living training zookeepers and veterinarians.

Her bio: In 1982 Barbara Heidenreich secured her first job working with animals in a veterinary hospital.

In 1990 after exploring various animal related professions, Barbara started her career as an animal trainer at a zoological park and has been a professional trainer ever since. 

Barbara provides consulting services to zoos, nature centers and other animal facilities (Learn more at (www.BarbarasFFAT.com).

She lectures regularly to the veterinary community and is an adjunct clinical instructor at Texas A & M University, Veterinary Medicine and Biological Sciences.

She has contributed to two veterinary text books. In her career she has trained animals, trained staff, lectured and/or presented shows at over 50 facilities around the world. (See list below) She volunteers her expertise to support conservation projects, The Kakapo Recovery Program in New Zealand and the Bird Endowment. She has a BS in Zoology from the Univ of California at Davis. Read more…..



Many of the people who follow her tend to be true bird enthusiasts or aficionados and our only hope one day is that her knowledge trickles down to some of the people who simply have birds and cages in the home.


She’s a consummate parrot problem solver with lessons not only in behavior but on how to properly medicate parrots be it orally or via injection.


Anyone who knows me knows I am a big fan of keeping birds flighted.


Out-of-doors free flight is even better so I’m selecting this fid-eo where and I quote.


“This was one of our special experiences during our Bird and Small Mammal Training Seminar in The Netherlands.


A great mix of veterinary professionals, zoo professionals, animal rescue professionals and companion animal trainers enjoyed a two seminar of learning about force free animal training and its benefits.

Barbara Heidenreich





Bird tricks
62,000 YouTube channel subscribers.
Joined Jul 28, 2007 – 19,113,835 views
1195 videos


This is a bird related YouTube channel that has no equal.


Dave Womach is a Las Vegas magician (and a former Ringling Bros trainer who worked with the likes of David Copperfield) that uses parrots in his show.


Jamieliegh, his wife knows more about training parrots then most of us have forgotten.

Also published on Medium.

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He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they would visit their monthly birdie brunch in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.