Alyson Kalhagen

Alyson Kalhagen is a freelance writer and longtime Spruce Pets contributor who has worked professionally with birds for more than 10 years combined as a veterinary technician and a pet store manager. She specializes in avian behavior and socialization and has contributed more than 200 articles to The Spruce Pets.


  • 10+ years professional experience with birds
  • 8+ years of experience writing bird content for The Spruce Pets
  • 3+ years of experience working as a veterinary technician


Alyson Kalhagen is a former writer for The Spruce Pets, contributing articles for more than eight years. She has worked with birds professionally for more than 10 years and worked as a veterinary technician for more than three years. She also managed a chain of successful pet stores and served as a pet counselor, focusing on avian behavior and socialization. She owns several birds and has been featured in Bird Talk Magazine. Alyson has also contributed her expertise to a number of specialty avian care sites.

Expertise: Veterinary Technician, Pet Counseling, Avian Behavior
Title: Freelance writer

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