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Who we are ...

Translated by Marlène Picard (Mooghie)

As you will see from reading these pages, this site is francophone. Over the coming months, we would like to offer English translations of texts on behavior, species, emergency, health, etc. If you can read the French versions and would like to help translate (in good English) one or more of the texts for the benefit of Anglophone parrot lovers, please contact (in French or English) Mr. Philippe Thibodeau.

What about CAJV?

The Johanne Vaillancourt Avian Centre (CAJV) is a private organization, established by Ms. Johanne Vaillancourt and Mr. Philippe Thibodeau, aimed at developing an understanding of parrots as a pet for the betterment of the parrots.
Our dearest wish: to create a healthy and satisfactory environment, for both the bird and the humans, that promotes the establishment of a fair and respectful communication between the two.

After several years working with parrots and their humans, we are recognizing the pressing need of people for information. To live with one or more parrots should not be so complicated. Unfortunately, inexperience and lack of access to information contribute to the spread of what we call insidious.. "bird legends" ....

This way of improvising our relationship with our parrots is often incompatible with the needs of this unique animal and may often lead our birds to the dark side of the force...

Parrots are intelligent social animals, of  some remarkable flexibility, just waiting to be well integrated into a lifestyle yet so far from that of their ancestors.

This website is one of information, totally dedicated to the understanding of our so-called "domestic" parrots.

We use a holistic approach derived from the concept of "a healthy mind in a healthy body" and, to the extent possible, most subjects are treated in an ethological way.

Happy reading
Johanne and Philippe


Johanne Vaillancourt
Philippe Thibodeau


Jean-Claude Beaudoin
Alain Bocquet
José Daigneault
Nathalie Lessard

Collaborators texts

Richard Beaudet
Christine Cadoux
Sylvie Castonguay
Geneviève Desrochers
Pierrette Gagné
M-Josée Hamel DMV
Carole Harvey
Nathalie Lachance
Natacha Larivi&eagrave;re
Isabelle Lavoie
Kym Le Cault
Rêve Noblet
Laurianne Paquette
Marie-Eve Perras
Marlène Picard
Marine Scié
Louise Tremblay
Manon Tremblay DMV
Le BBB (Big Birds Band)



The texts allow you to find the information you need on parrots by Internet articles, books, DVDs, following the teachings and approaches of Johanne Vaillancourt .


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