seeing Pam Clark!
Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:40 AM
Posted 22 October 2007 - 01:39 PM
Posted 22 October 2007 - 11:48 PM
I'm sure it looks nice framed and on her wall but....Is bird behavior enough of a science for one to be certified in it? Or, is it just basic knowledge plus your own common sense and experience with your individual birds.
It seems that most articles by "experts" don't really go past what you can get out of most books available at a local pet store, etc. Books that any good owner will read anyway.
I notice she doesn't mind charging quite a bit for those "consultations." Would she be worth $80.00 an hour over the phone? What do you think. Is a bird "consultant" necessary?
If so, for $80.00 and hour to talk to someone over the phone, I may be interested in a possible career change......
Posted 23 October 2007 - 12:29 AM
I once told a "famous" behaviorist that anyone could hang a shingle on their door and claim to be a behaviorist. Well she didn't like that one bit. Not ONE bit.... Oh, the stories I could tell!
Posted 23 October 2007 - 02:13 AM
You have my permission
Rather than dismiss my post as simply "picking" on someone, please be more specific in your own post. Which books are you referring to? I have several books by Nikki Moustaki for instance. Is she one of them?
And, you responded without answering any of my general questions....why? It seems that sometimes people want to jump in on what someone else says without giving their own opinion. So, tell me what you think.
Pam Clarke could be just as easily accused of taking advantage of a void...couldn't she? I'm not doing that...yet...I really am not sure. I'm just trying to get viewpoints on her profession from other bird owners. Especially since there are alot of people here with extensive experience and knowledge of their own.
Posted 23 October 2007 - 01:36 PM
Posted 23 October 2007 - 03:37 PM
this program is similar to Pijac
PIJAC Certification - World Wide Pet Industry Association
Behaviorists are there to guide you with techniques that have worked for them. Some have real experience, some just saw a void.
Its finding the right one if you have the spare funds to help with your problems you have not been able to fix. not all species react the same.
I have watched Liz Wilson for nearly 16 years and find her ways to be very good. I just met Sally Blanchard, and she seems to be very much with the same thoughts as Liz. David Layne Dicker is another who is very good and to the point, however, he does not lecture much anymore..(he was in long Island recently)
again, its finding the one that works for you regardless of name or statue.
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Posted 11 December 2007 - 01:31 AM
she doesnt live to far from me.
She has helped me alot with alot of the birds that come in to our rescue.
anytime i have a question she is more then willing to help me.
she has alot of great resources and information.
I have nothing but great things to say about her.........
if you get a chance to meet her.Go and meet her......thanks donna
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