Stephanie Edlund, CPBC
Animal trainer • Zookeeper • Behavior consultant
Stephanie has spent most of her life learning about animal welfare, behavior, training and enrichment. Growing up in Sweden, she has been surrounded by animals her whole life, and has always been facinated by birds especially. Since getting her first ones, two little rehomed Parakeets named Blue and Sixten when she was eight years old, she hasn’t lived a day without birds in her life.
After getting her zookeeping degree she studied Biology at the University of Stockholm. The last 4 years she has been working as a zookeeper and made a few stand-ins as a teacher while learning all she can about learning, force free animal training and animal wellfare. Today she runs her own small business in Sweden where she offers presentations and workshops for bird clubs, veterinarians, pet shops and zoos. She also offers consultations and private training lessons, predominantly with parrots but sometimes with other animals as well. Her Swedish website provides articles and online classes on enrichment, force free animal training and other useful topics for pet owners. She is the head trainer for Korpdalen, an educational zoo facility in Björkvik, Sweden, where she works with freeflighted parrots as well as other birds. Stephanie is a Certified Parrot Behavior Consultant (CPBC) with the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) and is the chairperson of the Parrot Division since November 2016. She is also a proffessional member of the IAATE since many years.