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.

                                 Location:                                 

                                                        8768 West River Rd.                                                        
                                        Aylett, VA. 23009                                     
                                                                                                                        












                        




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



      No CALLS after 7:30 PM Eastern time
              If you leave a message and do not hear from me in 24 hours please call back.
                                                           

  (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% 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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    Shipping is Available

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. 
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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.  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
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.
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. 
Care Package:
2 Sizes
** 1) Small shipping box Contains:
One Quart size Seed mix or Pellets.
~OR~
Sampler: 1/2 Quart with Seed mix and
 1/2 Quart Pellets
Small Package including shipping is ...... $12 


** 2) Medium shipping box Contains:
1Quart size Seed mix,
1 Quart size Pellets,
small bag Spray Millet
And a small Water Bottle.
Medium Package including shipping is ...... $30 

*** Large Package is available at your request. 

If your interested in adding or changing anything in the packages just let me know. Once the correct shipping box is picked you can add as much stuff as you like without any additional shipping price.
 Help support your bird breeder.
Thank you.
This is available for any type of bird.
Price can be different for Large birds.
If you see a boat on my property then your at the wrong house. I'm the next driveway.
Knowing the mutation/markings on every bird can be hard to do especially when they're babies just starting out with pin feathers. I will give you my honest opinion on what I believe the bird will be but until all the feathers come in it's still uncertain.  
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.
Thanks for your donations!
Lutino
D.O.B. May 25, 2018
(Lut-RG-5-25-18)
Weaned
Very sweet bird that 
loves to get attention. 
Easy to train at a young age.
$235
Female

Welcome
Hand  Fed  Babies!
Green
D.O.B. Sept 13, 2018
Weaned
Sweet little bird growing so fast. 
This looks to be a male.
$90
 Whiteface 
D.O.B. Sept 26, 2018
Being hand fed.
Will be running DNA's soon.
$250
with DNA
Whiteface
D.O.B. Sept 27, 2018
Being hand fed.
Beautiful markings.
Will be running DNA's soon.
$250
with DNA
Whiteface Pied
D.O.B. Sept. 28, 2018
Being hand fed.
Will be running DNA's soon.
$250
with DNA
Dates that I will be Closed!!!
Nov. 10~11 Closed (Might be open Sun 11th)
Nov. 22 Thanksgiving Closed
Dec. 25 Christmas Closed
2 New Babies are coming.
Hoping to start hand feeding next week (Nov 8)
Don't Worry I have Babies coming.
Just started hand feeding 10 baby keets.
More babies are still in the nest and I will keep pulling them when they become old enough.
This has been a bad week for me with my back issue. I was in the hospital this week because of it. So I'm sorry I haven't caught up with you. When you hurt that's the last thing you want to do is talk with anyone so again I apologize for it.  I have two Doctor appointments next week to find out my next step on my back problems. I will be back to work on Mon, Tue and Wed. I will be open for the following weekend (Nov. 17 and 18) as well.
I look forward to catching up with everyone. Hoping to get updated pictures up by then as well. All the baby birds are doing great and growing like a weed. It's amazing how fast they can grow. I will also be pulling more baby parakeets this weekend to start hand feeding. Sorry but it's not looking good on any upcoming baby cockatiels. With the weather changing back in forth has affected the eggs. OK well I need to get back to work. Thank you for hanging in there with me.
God Bless You.