Have a look at some photos of our birds growing up! We have moved into our new permanent location and the indoor aviary is spectacular, the birds love it! Just this week their nest boxes are going up custom made by Mike Garcia (the best). I am in hopes soon we'll be seeing eggs! So exciting to think about a new little one to hold and feed.
6 High Red Pinapples
New Babies7 Pineapples in box Color TBD
Four of seven hatched
5 Extreme High Red Yellow Sided In Box
4 Sun Cheeks
First Generation Blue factor
Yellow Sided High Red
We allow visits to our home to visit your new baby and have some play time but certain conditions and rules apply. You may not come to the house if you are ill, you must follow our time visits and abide by our allotted time slots, we have a lot to do raising our birds and we have to stop everything during visitations. so visits have times and those must be followed at all times. Visits are based on time we have to spare and not around your schedule, we are sorry but this is a passion and a business and we have to do whats best for our birds and ourselves.
Before your visit:
-You must not visit other pet stores, fairs, bird markets or anything having live animals 24 hours before visiting your new baby. It is easy to transmit deadly diseases simply by touching another bird and bringing into our home.
-If you have birds of your own we ask that you wash your hands upon arrival and use hand sanitizer before handling our babies.
-Again we only allow scheduled visits.
How we raise and handle our babies from birth to delivery:
This section is to inform you of the process by which we raise and wean our babies so that you understand the steps and teh amount of work involved in raising our gifts.
Our pairs live in our home, yes with us, we provide sun lamps to offer the UVB rays needed for hormone production in large cages which are roomy and filled with toys, ropes, foot toys ,swings and tents. All birds are different and like different things so what you see in one cage maybe entirely different then the next. We let the birds choose what they like by placing it in their cage and watch them if they like it we leave it. The lighting gives them the sunlight they need that they don't get indoors as windows block most UVB rays. We feed our birds as though they are our children, they get nothing but the best quality seed, pellet, sprouts, and fresh foods diet. We do not force our birds to breed by leaving nest boxes up all year long we watch our birds and once they begin to mate we add their boxes. We do not believe in over-breeding as you get weaker babies and can cause your birds to get weak and this can shorten their lives. Conures can live 25 years pr longer and we hope that all of ours will. They do not breed that long but we will care for them as long as they live once they are ours. We would rather lose money than make our birds sick. Our birds lay no more than two clutches a year. Of course we never know how many eggs they will lay so when we have reservations we wait until the clutch is laid and know the eggs are viable before contacting people on the waiting list.
We have been fortunate to have pairs that have made great parents, both loving and nurturing of each other and their young. We We always leave our babies in the nest for at least two weeks allowing the mother to feed them the much needed nutrients they need to grow strong and fight off diseases. If we find a mother lays too many eggs we will not overburden her with the workload and will if needed place the egg with another mother who has fewer eggs, surprisingly they take it without conflict or danger and raise the chick as if it was their own. This doesn't happen often but it does happen. It still amazes us how very loving birds are to their own and others if need be.
At two weeks they are pulled from the nest box and placed in a brooder. This is where we take over and begin the hand feeding process. Their eyes are not open yet and this is what we want. Once they open their eyes we want humans to be the first thing they bond with, this makes for a much greater pet because they think that we are their parents.
Once you have chosen your new baby there are several ways to receive them. You can pick them up at our home or we can fly you baby on Delta airlines for 165 dollars for the shipping and $35 for the carrier and transport to the airport. These prices are subject to change, if that occurs we will let you know prior to purchase.
If you wish to hold a bird a non-refundable deposit must be made once you select your baby. We then take the bird off the market that is why the deposit is non-refundable. A final payment is due the week prior to shipping or pick up if you are writing a check. We accept many forms of payment, see our payment section for acceptable credit cards and check system. If you are picking up your bird you may bring your final payment but the final payment must be cash or credit card when paying upon pick-up day.
We will try our best to make sure that you are consistently get pictures of your baby as they grow, we know that you want to see what we see. We understand the excitement of getting a new baby, we get excited too and it is hard each and every time we have to let a little one go but we know they are going to a new home and will be loved for years to come.
Once feathered the young are moved to a non-heated brooder, and once they are big enough to walk on their own they are moved to a flight cage. By this time they are perching well and their training begins. Just as in nature the babies are learning to be independent and are developing their own personalities and I can promise you that each and every one has a unique personality. This is where they also learn to eat pellets, vegetables, and seed. We still hand feed them until they no longer want it, they actually push our food away and want seed or whatever they choose to eat first. Now we practice their flight training, potty training, and they learn to step up. It takes a lot of time to teach them and they are not finished when they go home with you so this is where it is important to know that you must continue teaching them after you take your baby home. Starting with these simple tasks will show you how easy it is to teach you bird other tricks like laying on their back or rolling over, waving hi, and other fun things your bird will do. There are many books on bird training We suggest you look on amazon or online for a book that you feel comfortable with, we can also recommend several good training books and course that will help you get the most fun out of your bird.
Once you take your baby home it becomes your responsibility to feed you baby the best foods you can, that means veggies and fruit , pellets and quality seed. Seed should be given the least as the best nutrients are in pellets andfresh food.
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