Open 7 days a week.
~ By appointments only ~


Mon - Fri 11:00 am until 5:00 PM
Sat 11:00 am until 5:00 PM
Sun 11:00 am until 3:00 PM

Closed on all Major Holidays
These hours could change if I'm able to finish my shop.

At appointments I accept Cash or Credit Cards (4% charge )
need to show photo ID with it.  No personal checks.
Taxes is also added to the total bill
                                   
No public restrooms.
                                                          
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                                                       8768 West River Rd.                                                       
                                       Aylett, VA. 23009                                   
                                                                                                                     











                                
                     



                           
       I'm about 45 min's from Richmond, VA. Very easy to find.



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  (804)241-4070 my cell
                                       
  Text messages welcomed up to 10:00 PM Eastern time.


                                              
Payments I accept:
       Cash (No personal Checks.) and Credit cards/ Paypal (4% charge) with picture ID.
(No e-check because I can not ship until the check has cleared.)
                                          
Money order (made out to Lillie Crawford)
                  
  Sales tax of 5.3%

                                    
                   
                 



                                                      

                                                        
                                                           
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Aviary's are closed to the public.  The reason for this is because my birds are scared of strangers.  What I mean by this is.  My birds are used to seeing me everyday when someone new comes in it scares them.  Scaring the birds can cause them to brake eggs or abandon the young.  There are some birds I can show you. 
Donations
Asking for Donations is never a easy thing to do. The birds are my full time job. And with this job I try to be here for everyone even the ones that can no longer care for their birds. I've done a lot of rescues on birds. Some rescues brought tears to my eyes but after my care along with the care of a vet most of these birds make a wonderful recovery. Some birds I have found wonderful new homes for them as others will stay here for the rest of their life. Doing this gets very pricey and with your help I can continue to help others when in need.
Thank you for your Donations and God bless each and every one.
                           Questions and Answers!        If you have a Question just ask.

What does Hand feeding mean?
Hand feeding is where I take the baby away from Mom and Dad and I take over feeding the babies. I buy baby food for them and they are syringe fed until they are old enough to eat on their own.

Will I sell a bird that needs to be hand fed?
Yes, as long as you know how to do this. I take no responsibility for the bird if you do it wrong or don't know how to do it. I will be more than happy to show you how easy it is to do.  I want to make sure you feel comfortable about doing this and you know how too. I'm here if you need help. Just give me a call and I will be more than happy to give you some advise.

What does being weaned mean?
This is when I no longer need to feed the babies with a syringe. They have learned how to eat on their own.

Why doesn't some of these birds have all of their feathers?
Birds are born with no feathers. Some babies will have fuzz all over them were others will have nothing. As the birds get older the pin feathers will start to come in.

What does Tame and Not Tame mean?
Tame is a bird that can be handled (held). Mostly hand raised birds are hand tame. They're used to being handled because of being hand fed. This makes it a lot easier for you to have a bird the way you want.
Not Tame means you could get bit. The bird has not been handled or worked with. It's not saying you will never be able to tame the bird it will just take some time and some Band-Aid (just kidding). Not tame birds are cheaper but is that what your really looking for.

Breeding or Bonding pairs?
This means that the birds are bonded to each other and set up for breeding purposes and should not be separated. Buying a pair like this does not mean you have to breed them. They can just keep each other company. Again these birds are not tame meaning they can't be handled.
Tell a friend about this page
When you buy a bird from me. I offer nail and wing clippings for  only $10.00 ea bird per visit.  This is just a small donation that can go a long way when it comes to the care of my birds. I will also look over your bird. This is done by appointments only.  This offer is not for large birds. If you need your large bird looked over email me and we can talk about it.
email me
Diamond Doves
Small & Quiet
Ringneck Doves are the best hand tame bird you can get.
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DNA's are 99.9% accurate.  If a DNA is done I will not guarantee the results.  It's up to the lab to come up with their answer on it. The only true 100% guarantee on the gender is
having the bird surgically sexed. This is done by a veterinarian.

No Pets allowed on my property unless kept in your vehicle. You can not let them out to use the restroom on my property at all. Keeping my animals safe is most important.
Thank you for your understanding.
I'm a bird lover, my work is never done, my house is never quiet, my wallet is always empty but my heart is always full.
Gift Certificates
  now available.
No Public Restrooms
Hand Raised Parakeets
Hand Raised Cockatiels
Standard American Parakeet
Native Region: Australia
Size: 6-7 inches from tip of beak to tip of tail.
Lifespan: up to 15 years
Noise level: low, frequent chattering.
Hand raised parakeets make wonderful pets. The male has the ability to learn to talk.
Cockatiels
These small parrots are native to Australia and are closely related to Cockatoo's (Large bird)
Cockatiel size: On average 12.8 inches including tail.
Adult weight: 78-125 grams.
Some mutations like lutinos tend to be rather small-boned birds.
They may weigh between 78-90 grams.
Lifespan: 15-25 years. Oldest confirmed specimen reported being 36 years old.
Diet and exercise are major determining factors.
Males have the ability to whistle more and talk.
Both males and females make wonderful pets.
Donations
are highly
needed
Thanks for your donations!
For more information on shipping or setting up appointments go to the bottom of the page.
If your wondering why the price for parakeets are so much higher than your parakeets in your pet shop. First thing is they're Hand raised meaning they get more attention from the breeder while being hand fed. Parakeets takes a little more work on my end verses the care for other birds. I have to put in extra time with them so you can get a bird you will enjoy. There are two stages for hand raised parakeets. First stage is when I hand feed and start some training with them. Second stage is at weaning age working with the birds all over again on their training.  Some parakeets step back on what they have learned and you have to work with them more. It normally doesn't take long to finish up this stage. But this is normally what stage the birds are in when you take your bird home. Some adjust quickly some a little longer. But the main thing to remember is to have fun with this and play with your bird as much as possible for the first week that you have him. What this does is it shows the bird you mean no harm because you are a stranger to them. Not to mention this is the time for you to bond with your bird. When a bird gets bonded to you this helps the bird to relax and settle into it's new home. The more time you put into it the better your bird will be. After the week is up you don't have to push so much of your training/playing with them as you did because that part of training is done. Now you can relax and enjoy your bird even more. Picking up the bird in person I will be able to show you everything you will need to do to make this transition a smooth one. For shipping I will be here for you if you have any questions.
All Hand Raised Cockatiels wings are clipped for easy training.
When a Cockatiel or most all birds leave the home they grew up in and is now being placed in a new home with new people, all it's birdie friends are gone, the cage is different, the room is different can make a bird very nervous. If the wings are not clipped at the time you receive the bird and you place a bird in this new place could cause him to fly and crash into things with possible injuries.  By clipping the wings if they're at all nervous or scared would not be able to fly into stuff. This will give you time to get your bird settled in and used to everyone / everything without it harming itself. The wings will normally grow back in about 2-6 months depending on the age of the bird. Then it will be up to you if you choose to let him fly or not.
If you would rather Not have your birds wings clipped you need to let me know as soon as possible.
I'm glad to say all my birds got a clean bill of health on April 2, 2017 from veterinarian Dr. Scott McDonald
Sale Pending? ......
Sale Pending means that someone has placed a deposit down on a certain bird.  This will hold the bird until it's weaned. Once the bird is weaned then the customer has within that week to pay the remaining balance and pick up or have the bird shipped. If after that time payment is not made then the customer would loose it's deposit along with the bird going back up for sale.

DNA  Hold?......
You can put a DNA hold on any bird. That's a $30 charge that's used to run a DNA on the bird of your choice. Now this is only on birds that the DNA results have not came in yet. So if you only want a female and the results are not in, you would use the DNA hold. Now if the bird for say came back a male and you only wanted a female you have the choice to purchase the bird or to pass on it. If you pass you would loose your $30 fee because I held this bird for just you.
Lutino Pearl
Band # 26
D.O.B. April 1, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new home.
This is such a sweet bird. Very laid back personality. She loves sitting on your shoulders.
$198 Sale
with DNA
Female
Blue Headed Pionus
Blue headed pionus is also known as Blue headed parrot.
Resident bird in tropical and subtropical South America and Southern Central America.
Size: Med-large size parrot. Measuring from beak to tip of tail is 12 inches.
Weight: 8-9 oz. Stocky birds.
Average Lifespan: A healthy well taken care of pionus can be expected to live up to
40 years and some have even been documented to live even longer.
Temperament: Has a reputation for being independent while at the same time remaining closely bonded and devoted to their owners. They enjoy interacting with their human family members and amusing themselves with plenty of bird toys. Easy going,   affectionate gentle personalities also widely reported to be among the quieter types of parrot. They're not know for being a big talker. They can be taught to say very few words but you have to really listen to them.
Appearance: Male and Females are alike in color. Juvenile birds have less blue on the head. As well as red or pinkish feathers around the ceres. They molt into their adult plumage at about 8 months of age, but it can take up to two years for the full blue hood to emerge.
Aroma: At times of being nervous or shocked can let off a musk smell. It's not a bad smell at all. Reminds me of a mans cologne.
Blue headed Pionus
D.O.B. July 21, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new home. He's such a cool bird. Loves to get attention. Knows how to step up and if you don't get your hand close enough to him for it he will jump to your hand. Very energetic. Beautiful markings still coming in.

Male
Sold
Blue headed Pionus
D.O.B. July 22, 2017
Being hand fed.
Very sweet little bird.
Enjoyed playing with my watch during pictures. I also just washed it's face after the meal so it looks a little wet. Learning step up.
$975 with DNA
Female
Welcome
Greenwing Macaw
Maggie the Macaw
I originally bought Maggie to use her for breeding. Couple of years ago I bought a pair of greenwings and they ended up being two males. It took me some time to save up enough money to purchase a female. Well I found this one and she seemed perfect for what I was looking for. The man claimed she was almost 4 years old. So I bought her and had her shipped here from Florida. My Vet came to give a wellness checkup and I asked him to surgically sex her to make sure this is a female. Well he looked and it's a girl but he believes she's only about a year old. Way too young for the male I had for her. So I need to sell her. This is going to be a major loss on my end. If you have a female greenwing macaw around the ages of 5-8 years old and want to make a trade for this younger one I will be willing to do that. But you have to show proof that for one it's a female along with showing me something that shows her age.
About Maggie
Maggie is pretty quiet. When I got her she didn't make a sound. Then I noticed that she talks in a whisper. She says Hi and I love you. Since she's been her she has learned how to bark like a dog and she says peck a boo. As for how tame she is. She will need more attention to help her come around more. When I got her she would step up right away. She was hesitant for you to pet her head but then allowed you to do so.
I paid $2500
$1750
Cinnamon Pearl
Band # 82
(CP#82-8-24-17)
D.O.B. Aug. 24, 2017
Just weaned and ready for a new home.
Beautiful markings.
Very sweet bird. This is the age when the bird starts to gets it's own personality.
$215
with DNA
Female
Sale Pending
.Grey Pied
Band # 02
(G#02-9-1-17)
D.O.B. Sept 1, 2017
Just about weaned.
Such a sweet bird that loves getting your attention. Very easy to spoil them at this age.

Male
Sold
Heavy Pied
Band # 83
(Pi#83-9-5-17)
D.O.B. Sept 5, 2017
Being Hand Fed.
This bird has some really cool markings.
Very sweet bird.
Sold
Female
Heavy Pied
Band # 84
(Pd#84-9-3-17)
D.O.B. Sept. 3, 2017
Being hand fed.
Growing fast.
This bird has some really cool markings.
Very sweet bird.
$215 with DNA
Female
Whiteface Lutino
(All White)
Band # 85
(Wt#85-8-29-17)
D.O.B. Aug 29, 2017
Working on weaning now.
A beautiful all white bird.
Very sweet bird.

Female
Sold
Whiteface Lutino
(All White)
Band # 86
(Wh#86-8-30-17)
D.O.B. Aug 30, 2017
Almost weaned.
Trying to finish up on getting her adult feathers in. Nice bird.

Female
Sold
Lutino
Band # 88
(LU#88-8-31-17)
D.O.B. Aug 31, 2017
Almost weaned.
Beautiful bird.
Loves to get attention.

Male
Sold
Yellowcheek Lutino Pearl
Band # 89
(L#89-9-4-17)
D.O.B. Sept. 4, 2017
Being hand fed.
Growing fast.
Very sweet bird that gets so excited when she seems someone coming.
$215
with DNA
Female
Mostly white
Band # 04
D.O.B.
Being hand fed.
Has already started eating some on it's own. So it's not going to be too much longer before this bird is weaned and ready to go.
$90
Seems to be a Boy
Yellow/green
Band #05
D.O.B. Aug. 27, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new home.
She loves to have her ears rubbed. She needs more one on one training. Wants to be a little nippy at times.
$55
Seems to be a Girl
White an Blue
Band #06
D.O.B. Aug. 26, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new home.
Such a sweet little bird.
Does really well with step up.
$90
Light Blue
Band # 07
D.O.B. Aug 28, 2017
Weaned and ready to go.
Beautiful markings on this bird. This is one of the new markings I'm working on.
Sad to say this little girl is nippy. As soon as you catch her she wants to nip or when she's scared but the longer you hold her and rub her ears she's really sweet then. She is very energetic and will need more training.
$50
Green
Band # 08
D.O.B. Sept 6, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new home. Sweet little bird. Does pretty good with step up.
$90
Light blue
Band # 12
Sweet bird.
That needs a little more training. The bird is a little jumpy. Doesn't mind being held and having it's ears rubbed.
$75
Blue n white
Band # 14
D.O.B.
Being hand fed.
Sweet bird.
Trying to learn step up now. This is the best age to get a bird. Makes training so much easier.
$90
Seems to be a Girl
Just wanted to show off my new color that I've been working on. The color looks like a bluish purple. I just love the color. This little one is not for sale but I should have young before too long that I will be selling.
Yellow/green
Band # 17
D.O.B. Aug 29, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new home.
Sweet and energetic bird. This is the perfect age to start trying to teach him how to talk.
$90
Looks to be a Boy
Sale Pending
Grey n blue
Band # 18
D.O.B. Sept 7, 2017
This sweet bird does pretty good with step up.
Has some cool looking markings. The bird has two areas on it's shoulders that feathers have not came in all the way yet.
Some birds take longer than other birds to get all their feathers in.
$90
Lovebird
Peachface Lovebird
This is the only lovebird that I have. I do not breed them. 
A young bird that was hand raised. The bird isn't as nice as it used to be and I'm just trying to find it a good home.
Sale $25
White, light yellow
and blue
Band #19
Weaned and ready for a new home. This is a really sweet boy. Does really well with step up.
For some reason it's taking him a long time to finish getting his feathers in.  At this point I don't know if he will get them all or not.
$80
Whiteface Pearl
D.O.B. Oct. 1, 2017
Being hand fed right now. Growing fast.
Very sweet bird that loves getting attention.
$225
with DNA
Sale Pending
Whiteface
Grey Pied
D.O.B. Oct. 2, 2017
Being hand raised.
Sweet bird.
Starting to learn step up now.
Loves getting attention.
$225
with DNA
Whiteface
Cinnamon Pied
D.O.B. Sept 30, 2017
Being hand fed.
Beautiful markings on this bird.
Such a sweet bird.
Learning step up now.
$225
with DNA
Sale Pending
Mostly Yellow
Band # 20
D.O.B. Sept 14, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new home. This is the time you want to get him. Bonding and any additional training is so much easier at this age. Not to mention he has the ability to learn how to talk. He's such a sweet boy.
$90
Male
Yellow w/Green
Band # 21
D.O.B. Sept 8, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new home.
Sweet energetic little bird. Additional training and bonding is easier at a young age.
$90
Think it's a Girl
Blue Male
Band # 22
D.O.B. Aug. 31, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new home. This is a pretty blue parakeet with some hidden spots of yellow. He's so energetic.
Sweet Boy.
Sold
White n blue
Band # 23
D.O.B. Sept 12, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new family.
She's such a sweet little bird. Likes to run around and will hop up on your hand. It doesn't matter to her if she's on your finger or thumb. Oh and she will fuss at least that's what I say she does. She'll make these little noises when you pick her up. And when she's on your finger will start to chirp as well.
$90
Sorry I wasn't able to finish updating this page. I sure did try too. But I have to stop now before it gets too late to go feed all my birds.