Welcome to Sissy's Bird Colony, LLC. You might be wondering about the name of my business. Sissy is my nickname. My brother always called me that, short for sister. Now that I'm all grown up the name just stuck with me.
I've always had a love for animals. As a young child my dad and I raised a variety of different birds, like: Bantam Chickens, Turkeys, Quail, Pheasants, Chukar Partridge, Ducks, Geese, Ringneck Doves, Fantail Pigeons and a lot more. My dad really taught me a lot about birds. We had a blast taking some of these birds to shows and we did some traveling to get to some of them. Winning trophies and ribbons as a young child was very exciting. Now that I've gotten older I still love raising different kinds of birds. I've passed the excitement down to my children on showing birds. And boy do they love winning, especially if they beat me. That puts a smile on my face to see that smile on theirs. My dad still gives me a lot of advice on different things and I thank him for everything I've learned. I take really good care of all of my animals. Maybe too much care. I always make sure they have the best food. I mix a lot of the food myself. Fresh water and anything else that they need. My buildings have it all, from a/c to heat, running water, refrigerator,and wall to wall carpet. I've even added some of my art work to the walls and ceiling of one building. I love to paint and this was something I can add my special touch too. Right now I have over 250 birds. This is a lot of work for one person to do, but I love it. This is the list of birds that I raise right now:
Ringneck Doves and Diamond Doves.
Indian Fantail Pigeon and Parlor Rollers.
Parakeets, Budgie, Indian Ringneck Parakeet (blue, lacewing, lutino, green and pallid), Scarlet Chested Parakeet, Bourke, Red Rumps (Opaline and Cinnamon), Parrotlets, Monk (Quaker) Parakeet (Green) and Alexandrine.
Albino, Lutino, Cinnamon, White face, Pearls and Pied's.
Green Cheek Conures (Yellowside, Normals and Pineapple) and Sun Conures.
Congo African Grey's
Macaw's (Greenwing and blue & gold)
New to the Family:
Cockatoo (not being bred)
Once in a while I will take a small brake and go drag racing. My husband and I both love running our 1970 SS Chevelle. We will make time to be at every Super Chevy Show in VA. I even got my picture in the Super Chevy magazine in the Aug 2010 issue, vol 39. Page 129. There are a few other pictures in there too of my husband running the car. It's a lot of fun.
When you become my customer this is what I offer you. First you will need to set up an appointment with me. I would like for you to show up on the time that your appointment is for. Showing up too early I might not be totally ready for you or you might be coming in on someone else's appointment. I normally take a hour before your appointment to try and get everything ready for you. Each appointment is set up for an hour session. At your appointment I'll give you more than enough information on the bird you are purchasing. If your wanting to buy a bird that is still being hand fed. I offer a hand feeding class that last about 15 min's. In this class I will show you how to handle your bird while being hand feed and tell you what you'll need to do this with. I will also sell you the formula and syringe that's needed. After the class if I feel that your not totally comfortable with it then I will suggest waiting until the bird is a little older or weaned before you take the bird home. Once you have purchased your bird and your at home with it if you feel like you can't hand feed the bird I will allow you 24 hours to bring the bird back and I will finish hand feeding. Then when the bird is weaned I will let you know you can come pick the bird up. Or if you feel like you need a little bit of help you can bring the bird back and I will sit with you and see how your doing with the hand feeding. Hand feeding is not hard to do at all. But I can understand someone that has never done it before getting nervous and can feel uncomfortable about it. I'm here for you all you have to do is give me a call if you have any questions. When you leave from here you will be satisfied with all the information I have given you.
Take a look at the New cages and supplies that I have to offer.
Thank you for visiting my site. I hope I can help you find the perfect pet and supplies that you need.