The companion parrot community is one that is near and dear to Barbara?s heart. She has had a companion parrot; a Blue Fronted Amazon parrot named Tarah since 1987, and now has several other parrot additions to the household. Over the years of presenting free-flight bird shows, Barbara often received questions pertaining to companion parrots in the home. These questions lead her to pen the manuscript to her first book ?Good Bird!? A Guide to Solving Behavior Problems in Companion Parrots? back in 2002. Since then she has authored a second book, produced a series of instructional parrot training DVD?s and launched Good Bird Magazine. She teaches parrot training workshops around the world and is thrilled to have had the opportunity to train thousands of companion parrots. This experience makes Barbara?s teachings truly unmatched. This hand on experience with so many different individual parrots has been invaluable to helping her provide caregivers the tools they need to have a great relationship with their parrots based on trust.