A successful start to learning!

Welcome to Parrot Preschool!

Does your bird take treats?

Our most successful learners feel comfortable taking treats from their caregivers. If you’ve already tried giving your little one treats, and they won’t eat them or they drop them, we can help set you BOTH up for success! The most common reasons birds don’t accept treats are either that their diets need adjusting OR they might be feeling nervous. Whatever the reason, with a few easy sessions with Cassie, you and your little learner will be right as rain!

Diet Conversion

Diet conversions are simple and extremely successful. In the Diet Conversion Program, Cassie will help you develop a healthy diet for your parrot, teach you how to track consumption, and coach you through implementing your parrot’s diet conversion, too. Your bird will be excited about their treats and ready to dive into learning in no time!


3 Sessions
1 Hour Per Session

*Special Price* $150

Reduce Fear Responses

While learning enrichment and fun training activities build trust and reduce fear responses, very nervous birds that aren’t taking treats will need an extra dose of support. Cassie will guide you through the process of reducing your parrot’s fear response and help your bird grow comfortable accepting treats and interacting with you! 

3 Sessions
1 Hour Per Session

*Special Price* $150

Wherever you are

Virtual, One-on-One Training Sessions

We'll meet with you at a time that's convenient for you, in the comfort of your own home. Each session includes reviewing videos of your bird's behavior, creating training plans, and live training together with your bird via videoconference.
Cassie Malina parrot trainer
board certified & 20 years of experience

Meet Cassie!

Cassie Malina has been empowering caregivers and training parrots professionally worldwide for over 20 years.

After graduating with High Distinction from the Pennsylvania State University, Cassie joined the animal training team at Natural Encounters, Inc. During her many years with NEI, she produced and performed in free flight bird shows across the country. She performed in free flight bird shows at Disney's Animal Kingdom since the park's inception through April 2020. She also instructed on the art and science of animal training in numerous workshops, seminars, lectures, webinars and presentations across the country.

Cassie has been an active member of the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE) since 1998 and has been an Executive Board Member of the IAATE since 2004. In 2020, the IAATE presented Cassie with a Lifetime Achievement Award. She completed Dr. Susan Friedman, Ph.D.'s Living and Learning Course. Cassie has maintained her CPBC certification from the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) since 2015 and her CPBT-KA certification from the International Avian Trainers Certification Board (IATCB) since 2013.
Simple steps, lasting changes!

An Investment in Your Little One's Future ❤️

With a few easy lessons, your learner will be all ready to jump into Kindergarten lessons!