Kenny Coogan, CPBT-KA is a freelance writer, author and animal trainer in Florida. He has more than 15 years of experience as a bird owner, and has trained birds professionally at zoos and aquariums for five years. He wrote weekly pet columns for three newspapers in New York State for three years. Archives can be found at his column’s Facebook page: Critter Companions by Kenny Coogan.
Coogan has a B.S. in animal behavior and is a certified professional bird trainer through the International Avian Trainers Certification Board. His children’s book titled "A Tenrec Named Trey (And other odd lettered animals that like to play),” is an eight story anthology regarding bizarre but real exotic animals. He is a regular columnist for Backyard Poultry, Countryside, Creature Companion and Florida Gardening Magazines and a conservation blog.
He lives with two cats, eight chickens, six duck and a 25-year-old female Moluccan cockatoo named Buddy.