Hildegard Niemann (born 1966) graduated in 1993 from the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster with a degree in biology and has been working as a Behavior consultant for parrots and parakeets (Parrot Behavior Consulting www.papageien-training.de) since 2004. Since 2006 she is a certified member of the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC), member of the American Federation of Aviculture (AFA), the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE) and the Alliance of Behavior Management (ABMA).
She has been working as an author since 1996. She has written more than 120 papers on parrots and other ornamental birds, which have been published in 18 different magazines in five languages, and a total of eight books (on grey parrots, budgies, cockatiels, among others), which have been published in numerous languages and editions worldwide.
Since 2006, she has been organising regular workshops for parrot owners, leading practical training units (PPT) with parrots and parakeets in the Parrot Park Bochum and since 2016 she has also been offering online courses and webinars (national and international). Between 2014 and 2020 she led four customer trips for parrot owners to the Philippines, New Zealand, Australia and Costa Rica.
Together with her husband Dr. Rainer Niemann, she has been publishing the Parrots and Parakeets Journal (PSJ), the official customer magazine of Parrot Behavior Consulting (PBC), since 2017.
Her teaching activities include guest lectures at the annual conventions of the American Federation of Aviculture (AFA) in the USA, at the Avicultural Society of Australia, at the EXOTIS, Switzerland at further education events such as the Parrot Days in Stuttgart or the Pet Day of the German Veterinary Medical Society (DVG) in Giessen, as well as her lecturing activities at the Academy for Innovative Education and Management (aim) in Heilbronn, the Institute "Tiere im Einsatz" (Animals in Action) in Schongau, the Online-Academy “Akademie für Tierheilkunde” (ATN), Switzerland, as well as at the further education events of the Central Association of Zoological Specialist Companies (ZZF).
In addition, she gave lectures at the conference of the Fund for Endangered Parrots (FbP) and was a member of the budgerigar and parrot magazine for 13 years. She has kept parrots for over 30 years, including budgies, cockatiels, amazons, lineolated parakeets, senegal parrots and grey parrots.
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