Open 7 days a week. 
By appointments only ~ 
Shipping is also available

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

  
At appointments I accept Cash or Credit Cards (4.3% processing charge )
need to show photo ID with it.  No personal checks.
Taxes is also added to the total bill

No public restrooms.

                                 Location:                                 

                                                        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 9:00 PM Eastern time.


                                                
Payments I accept:

        Cash (No personal Checks.) and Credit cards/ Paypal (4.3% processing charge) with picture ID
(No e-check because I can not ship until the check has cleared.)



  Sales tax of 5.3%











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    Shipping is Available

Aviary's are closed to the public.   My birds are used to seeing me everyday when someone new (strangers) comes in it scares them.  Scaring the birds can cause them to brake eggs or abandon the young.  This is why my aviary's are closed to the public. Not to mention the diseases that can be brought into my breeding areas from too much traffic walking in my buildings. Keeping my birds healthy and safe is my main priority.
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. 
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When you buy a bird from me. I offer nail and wing clippings for  only $15.00 ea bird per visit. (The first nail and wing clipping is free. This is done before you receive your bird.)  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. 
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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
Native to Australia and are closely related to Cockatoo's (Large bird)
 Size: Beak to tail is about 13 inches. 
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.
Mutations: Cockatiels come in all types of colors and mutations.  Baby Cockatiels will have fuzz all over them. As the pin feathers start to come in it's a guesswork on what the markings/mutation will be until the bird is fully feathered. This is also true for birds that end up with bald spots.  As a baby cockatiel grows I'm not able to tell if a bird will have a bald spot or not until the bird has fully feathered out. 
Donations 
are highly 
needed 
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.
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. Prices may vary depending on type of bird. 
Most birds are a $30 charge. 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.

Knowing the Gender:
Knowing the gender of the young parakeets can be hard to tell on some of them. At a young age the cere (nose location) will start to change colors. I will do my best to figure it out for you but I can't guarantee it without a DNA.
Colors:
Babies are born with fuzz all over them. As the bird gets older pin feathers will start to come in. Knowing the markings is just guesswork until the bird is fully feathered out. 
DNA's are done in a veterinarian lab and is 99.9% accurate.  Being that it was done in a lab I can not guarantee the results.
Thank You for your Donations!
I Always have babies coming along. If you don't see one that your looking for please let me know.
Appointments  and  Shipping is Available.
This is very important...
If your interested in getting one or more of the birds I have available you need to let me know as soon as possible so that you can place a Non~Refundable Deposit down.
 This is the only way you can truly have a bird on hold for yourself
 If a deposit is not placed then the next customer has the right to purchase the bird. 

If you have a DNA Hold on a bird then your also safe from anyone else purchasing the bird. The Hold is only good until the results come in. Once the results come in you have to let me know if your getting the bird or not. If your getting the bird then you will need to pay the remaining deposit fee to have the bird on hold for yourself until the bird is weaned. 

Please make sure that you have read the description of the bird before you place money down. 
Some birds can be tame, semi tame or not tame at all. 

If you have any questions regarding any of this please let me know.
Welcome
Not Tame Parakeets
I have a bunch available that's not tame. 
They're on sale for $8 ~ $12 ea. 
Shipping these parakeets your need to buy more than one to make it worth wild for you. Because Shipping would cost more than the price of the bird.
A touch of Pied
(Light pied 5-30-19)
D.O.B. May 30, 2019
 Weaned and ready for a new home. 
She also enjoys playing on the floor with the others. Loves finding something to play with.
​She's a shy bird that enjoys more one on one time. 

$230
Female
Pearl Pied 3
(PPd3 RY 5-31-19)
D.O.B. May 31, 2019
Weaned and ready for a new forever home.
Very beautiful and sweet bird that loves playing on the floor with toys.
She can be a little shy but once she's out she goes right to playing.
$245
Female
Sale Pending
All Cockatiels are weaned onto a Zupreem Fruit Flavor pellets along with my seed mixture that includes addition dried fruits and veggies, other pellets, egg food and more. 
They also get introduced to fresh fruits and vegetables. 
All of my birds are trained to drink from a water bottle.  They never see a water dish. 
Water bottles are so much more healthier than a dish. 
Whiteface Grey
(WFG7172019)
D.O.B. July 17, 2019
Weaned and ready for a forever home.
Very sweet bird.
Perfect age to finish up on any extra training you want to do. Does pretty good with step up.
$220
Male
Blue Headed Pionus
Blue Headed Pionus Parrot
Temperament: ​These stocky parrots bond closely to their owners. Easygoing, affectionate with a gentle personalities.  
Blue head color: Male and female are alike in color. The juvenile birds have less blue on the head with more of a red to pinkish feathers. 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. A DNA would have to be done to know the gender.
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.
Size:  stocky bird, beak to tail about 12 inches. Weigh 245g (about 1/2 a lb).
How to tell the gender of a parakeet. The picture above shows what an adult male cere looks like. In juvenile birds the color is a lot different. I will help you understand that more when you pick out the bird your interested in. Juvenile birds can be harder to sex.
Blue Headed Pionus
(B H P 9152019)
D.O.B. Sept. 15, 2019
Weaned and ready for a new home.
He loves spending time outside of his cage.  Loves his play area / a large play pin I put together for the birds. Has a favorite perch he runs to every time he's let out. Gotten so spoiled that he wants you to wait to pet him until he gets up on this perch. Always been a really sweet bird. Does need a little more training but that's easier with more one on one attention he gets.  I've been up to my neck with work and I just don't have the time to keep training him. So I'm going to mark his price down so he can have that chance to have more one on one interaction. 

Sale   $1300
Male
Adult  Pionus.

This bird is 
not for sale
Yellow an Green
D.O.B. Sept 26, 2019
Weaned and ready for a new home. 
Very energetic little bird.
Doesn't mind being held and loves to have his ears rubbed.
He does need a little one on one training for step up and anything else you want to teach him.
$90
Gender: Looks like a male
Ready to go now.
Touch of Green
D.O.B. Sept. 12, 2019
Weaned and ready for a new home.
Beautiful marking.
Very energetic little bird. 
Will need more one on one training to help with step up.
Sweet bird. Doesn't mind being held and petted. 
$90
Gender: Looks like a Female
Ready to go Now!
Winter Time is the hardest.
Donations are needed.
I'm going to put on each description of the individual bird a 
Estimate (Est.) on a possible weaning date. This is just a Estimate and it's totally up to the bird when it's ready to wean. Parakeets typically wean pretty fast. I hope this helps you to have an idea on when the birds would be ready for a new home.
Yellow Keet
D.O.B. Nov. 5, 2019
Being hand raised.
Has started eating some on it's own. 
Working with step up.
Sweet little bird.
$90
Gender: Looking like a female.
Est. on weaning date:
Dec. 15 ~ Dec. 23
White Spot
D.O.B. Oct. 29, 2019
Trying to wean now. 
This is the perfect age to bond with your bird.
Super sweet little bird.
He's got one big white spot on top of his head :)
Beautiful shades of blue with a touch of royal blue and a hint of a light purple look.
$90
Gender: Looking like a Male
Est. weaning date:
Dec. 10 ~ Dec. 14
Sale Pending
P/U Saturday 
White n blue/grey
D.O.B. Oct. 30, 2019
Trying to wean now.
Sweet little bird.
Loves to have her ears rubbed.
The picture doesn't do her justice because her markings are really cool looking.
Beautiful bird.
$90
Gender: Looking like a Female
Est. weaning date:
Dec. 10 ~ Dec. 15
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This is a picture of one of my breeders. When you look at the bird she's all white and when the light hits her a certain way you'll see this color. This bird is not for sale.
Double Factor White Baby
D.O.B. Nov. 27, 2019
Being hand raised right now.
This bird is already starting to show that hidden color. Look close at the pin feathers at the belly of the bird. Even some slight color on the tail feathers. It's always exciting on how much of the color will they show. Very beautiful and total cool looking bird.
Very sweet little one.
All it thinks about at this age is eat and sleep :)
$125
Gender: too young to tell
Est. weaning age:
Jan. 8 ~ Jan. 13
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Indian  Ringneck
Green Indian Ringneck Male
Age: About 3-4 years old.
This bird is NOT TAME!!!!
I was going to use him for breeding but then decided to cut back on some of my birds. This bird hasn't been handled and I didn't take the time to teach him to talk. If he says anything it's because he picked it up from the other birds. 
He eats a variety of foods and is water bottled trained. 
$150
  Male
I have a bunch of babies that I'm hand feeding. Trying to catch up with some work and then I'll be posting pictures soon.
Sorry for being away for so long. I've been in NC visiting with my daughter and her brand new baby boy born on Feb. 7, 2020.  I've been helping her out as she adjust to the new life of parenthood. My first grandson that I'm so proud to have in the family.
Family has done a wonderful job at taking care of all my birds while I've been away. So now it's back to work with a lot of catching up to do. 
I will try my best to catch up with everyone in a timely manner. 

Thank you for your patience