Meika's Safehouse Parrot Care Course

The first days and weeks you bring a new flock member home can be wonderful, as well as full of questions and challenges. Start off on the right foot!

Welcome to Meika's Safehouse Parrot Care Course!

This is a mandatory course that is required to be completed prior to adopting a bird from Meika's Safehouse. The applicant must also be the one purchasing access to the course.

You will be provided a certificate of completion once you have successfully passed the quiz. You will provide that certificate to your adoption counselor as proof of completion.

The purpose of this course is to help prepare you for a new parrot in your home. From cages to toys and play to behaviour, your first few days, weeks and months together will be an adjustment. We are here to help!

The course does NOT guarantee you will be approved for adoption.

It is required that all members of the household aged 12 and up take this course. Your entire household can review the course as many times as needed.

This certification is valid for 18 months from completion. You will be required to re-take the course if you want to adopt a new bird from Meika's Safehouse in the future.

Your Instructor


Robin is the owner and head instructor of the Canada Bird School. She is also currently the co-chair of the Parrot Division for the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants.

Robin has over 20 years experience working with parrots of all species. She started with a love for budgies, breeding and showing English budgies. She moved on to more academic pursuits taking Biology and Animal Behaviour at University of Calgary.

Robin is a Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant with the IATCB, a Certified Training Partner with the Karen Pryor Academy. She is also an Accredited Dog Trainer with IAABC.

Robin has extensive training with the NEI Professional Animal Trainer Program, IAABCs Principles and Practice, Dr. Susan Friedmans' Living and Learning with Animals, ABA certificate from the Geneva Centre for Autism, Pijac Avian Certified, courses with Barbara Heidenreich, Fear Free Consultant level 1, as well as free-flight training through Cockatoo Downs.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
You have access to this course for 18 months. During those 18 months, you have access to this course across any and all devices you own. After 18 months it will expire and you will need to purchase it again.

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