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.



      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 (4.3% 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 hatching.
 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.
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. 
Coronavirus Concerns:
Yes I am open.

Most birds are being shipped to each customer.
If you would rather set up an appointment I can do that for one customer at a time. 
If your coming for an appointment PLEASE make sure for the safety of everyone that you or anyone in your family has not been around anyone feeling ill/sick.  I know we're also in allergy season. 
It would be better for everyone to be feeling their best.
 It's not like I'm going to run out of birds anytime soon :) 
Just like I've always operated, for appointments.
My shop is cleaned with disinfectant on seats, table, door/handles and anything else that has been touched before and after a visit.
When you show up for an appointment I do ask that you use some hand sanitizer that I have if you do not have any on you. I will be more than happy to put some in your hands before and after your visit if you don't want to touch the bottle. 
For anyone that has this virus and has been at my facility please notify me at once so that I can do the right measures for the safety of my family and customers.
 As long as we all work together I can stay open.

If anyone is also able to give a donation at this time it would greatly be appreciated. Without customers the care of my birds will be harder. 
They must still eat and have climate control buildings.
Look out for your neighbors and elderly. Say a Prayer!!
With Love and kindness we can all beat this.
Stay safe and God Bless each and everyone. 

I have more Babies that I'm hand feeding.  Will post pictures soon. 

I also have a bunch of babies in the nest. Once they're old enough I will start hand feeding them as well. 
Please Be Patient...
I'm trying to get to everyone as fast as I can.
With the amount of customers that I have it's taking a little longer than normal to get to everyone. 
If you feel I haven't responded fast enough please text me again. 
Thank you.
Light Grey an Soft Blue
D.O.B. March 31, 2020
Being hand raised.
Trying to wean now.
Really sweet little bird.
Beautiful markings.
Doing pretty good with step up.

$125
Sale Pending
B6
Blue an Yellow
D.O.B. April 4, 2020
Weaned.
Very sweet little bird.
Starting to learn step up now.
This is one of my new colors. The birds body will be blue and part of the head / tail will be a soft yellow. Beautiful markings.
$95
Sale Pending
B8
Spots
D.O.B. March 27, 2020
Being hand raised.
Has started eating some on it's own.
Trying to wean now.
Very sweet bird.
Will make a wonderful pet for someone.
Sold
B9
White to Blue 
D.O.B. March 29, 2020
Being hand raised.
Started eating some on it's own. Weaning any day now.
Such a sweet little bird.
Perfect age to bond with.
$90
B10
Another Yellow
D.O.B. March 30, 2020
Being hand raised.
Very close to being weaned.
A Really Sweet bird.
It's so easy to spoil them at this age.
$90
B11
Tiny Grey
D.O.B. March 26, 2020
Being hand raised.
Has started eating some on her own.
Such a sweet little bird.
Very cuddly.
Does really well with step up. 
$90  
B12
Off White
D.O.B. March 24, 2020
Just been weaned.
She's a little shy but really sweet bird.
Does pretty good with step up.
This color shows that hidden teal color with certain lights. Normally when the bird gets a little older these teal markings show up even more. Each bird is different.
$95 
B13
White
D.O.B. April 3, 2020
Being hand raised.
Very sweet bird.
Starting to learn step up.
This bird is starting to show the hidden color when the lights hit it. Shows that little bit of teal markings.
$125
B14
Green
D.O.B. March 31, 2020
Being hand raised.
Trying to wean. Has started eating some on it's own.
Super Sweet little bird.
Perfect age to bond with.
$90
G1
Green w/ Yellow wings
D.O.B. April 1, 2020
Being hand raised.
Such a spunky little bird.
Even though you can't really see the wings fully they're yellow.
This bird has a military hair cut.
At least that's what it looks like to me. Has all these feathers on top of it's head with no feathers at the back of the head. Will the feathers come in? I believe so. The parents picked at the feathers making them like this. Only time will tell on how much will grow in.
$50
G2
Another Green
D.O.B. April 2, 2020
Being hand raised.
Sweet little bird.
This bird had the same thing happen to it like the other one.
Has the military hair style.
Again I'm not sure on how much will come in.
$50
G3
Beautiful Tri Color
D.O.B. April 4, 2020
Being hand raised.
Extremely Sweet Bird.
Just starting to learn step up.
The colors on this bird are amazing. Different shades of blue, some light grey and soft yellow. Very Beautiful bird.
Sold
BB1
Beautiful Pastels
D.O.B. April 18, 2020
Being hand raised.
Sweet little bird.
This was it's first time perching. 
The feathers are coming in nicely. When they're in the soft colors are amazing. Just like the one beside this bird.
Sold
BB2
Touch of Grey
D.O.B. April 17, 2020
Being hand raised.
This bird has some really cool looking markings. The bird is mostly white but if you look close enough you'll see a hint of a blue/grey. Beautiful markings. I can't wait for the feathers to come in fully. I don't have another bird like this one.
$115
BB3
Light Blue an White
D.O.B. April 8, 2020
Being hand raised.
Sweet little bird.
Beautiful markings.
It's possible as the bird gets older to have a white head. 
Learning step up. 
Easy to handle.
$120
BB4
Just an Update....

I want everyone to know I'm doing the best I can to keep in touch with everyone. I have a lot of text messages to catch up with.
This week May 18 - 20 will be my shipping days.
I have a lot of birds going out and a lot of shipping boxes to prepare. So if I don't reply right away please be patient with me. I'm working as fast as I can.

I will be Closed May 21st - May 25th for the Holiday weekend.

Thank you.