12 YouTubers For Parrot Lovers You Need To Know

African grey parrot behind old fashion movie camera
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His brother Chet excels in marketing of all things parrot (damn you Chet:-)



The magic (pun intended) that BirdTricks brings to the table is not only parrot training but actionable ideas to make your cage birds environment better.


I’m a birdcage guy and one of my favorite blog post from BirdTricks is Do You Break Bird Cage Wheels Frequently? 


I can’t begin to tell you how many times I’ve shared this tip with people across the globe for the past five years


Stripping away all the fluff in professional showmanship one of my favorite things that these folks do is free flight which takes for lack of a better term a lot of guts.


Most videos are shot on an adhoc basis but being professional entertainers, their message is always clear, and concise and educational. 

One of my fid-eo faves on the BirdTricks Youtube channel




Editor’s note: As mentioned earlier we did not take into consideration channel size nor subscriber count.


We reviewed channels with as few as 300 subscribers and more than 90,000.


Our criteria was

  • Quality of information
  • Professional presentation
  • Proper lighting
  • Clear consistent sound
  • Multi dimensional views
  • Logical editing


There are some great YouTube channels on building aviaries and breeding all sorts of bird species.


We did not feel either of those topics belonged on this list.


Every channel we selected focused on the care of captive birds in your home.


Full transparency – we don’t necessarily agree 100% with all of the techniques & procedures presented by these experts but our purpose with this post is to teach not to nitpick.


If you see anything that raises a question, by all means reach out to the Creator and or/me so we can get you the right answer.


Hagen Avicultural Research Institute
300 YouTube channel subscribers
Joined Oct 11, 2012 – 61,555 views
98 videos


Don’t let those stats fool you into thinking this channel has little value.


The two protagonists in most of the videos, Josee Birmingham and Melanie Allen come off as a bit “dry” in their video series and certainly could use the some birds bouncing around considering they have several hundred parrots just down the hall.


I know this and poke fun at the ladies because we’re friends

We’ve spent time together at seminars and have broken bread at a fine restaurant in the Chicago area.


What’s important to note is that Josee has responsibility for hundreds of pet and breeding parrots at the Hagen Avicultural Research Institute and has been privy to more cutting-edge research about captive birds than many avian diplomat veterinarians.



Speaking of which HARI has three veterinarians on staff (I believe) so questions rarely go unanswered.


Their ultimate end game is to help Mark Hagen one of the three Hagan Brothers now running RC Hagen (which sells pet supplies worldwide in 70 countries), to best tell the story of how they are laser focused on bringing the best nutritional and environmental care for that bird in your home.

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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.