About Us

The Parrot and Bird Emporium is located at 360 North Westfield St. Feeding Hills, MA 01030 and we are open 6 days a week with ample parking.

Opened in May 2010, The Parrot and Bird Emporium is a culmination of years of bird handling and training, and we specialize in the training of both new and experienced bird handlers. 

Janet Berube
Janet Berube, co-owner and founder of The Parrot Emporium, has been working with parrots for over 27 years.  She has been clicker training for 10 years now.  She is an  AFA (American Federation of Aviculture) certified avicultrist.  Janet has attended Dr. Susan Friedman's behavior seminars where she studied the science of clicker training.  She consults with the Lupa Zoo in Ludlow Ma. and she is also on the IACUC (Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee) at Westfield State University.  This committee oversees the research and teaching of live animals.  Her best education comes from working with so many different species of parrots on a daily basis.  She has worked with parrots varying in ages from 4 months to 45 years old.

Deb Ciepiela
Deb came on board with Janet in 2008.  She has helped in the design and teaching of all the clicker training classes, and has been working with birds for 6 years. With the help of Dr. Susan Friedman's positive reinforcement seminars, many helpful books, articles, discussions with others in the field, and hands on experience, she has learned to  master clicker training. She also hand feeds and socializes the birds in the store as well as assisting customers with their birds and the behavioral issues that arise.



The staff find that training increases the chances of successful ownership. When the owner is trained along with their bird, it opens the door for a new level of communication, and through that, a deeper bond. Their energetic and active approach to training engages both parrot and owner, making training a fun, enjoyable activity that both can get excited about! Using a mixture of techniques from up-to-date books and magazines as well as hands on experience, Janet is ready to share her passion and skill for training parrots in her Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced clicker training courses.

We offer the full range of products needed to care for and engage your companion parrot. Besides teaching owners how to handle their birds, The Parrot and Bird Emporium also boards and sells numerous types of birds such as: Toucanets, Cockatiels, Macaws and African Grey Parrots, and so many more! Special orders may also be requested for any customer in the case of rare species, or any specie not currently in stock.

All birds are certified veterinarian checked, gram stained, and cultured. All birds can also be DNA tested for sex certification upon request.