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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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%

                                      
                     
                   



                                                        

                                                          
                                                             
Sissysbirds@Aol.com



    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. 
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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.
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.
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.

White n blue
Band # 23
D.O.B. Sept 12, 2017
She's ready for a new home. Needs a little more training but she isn't bad at all. She loves to have her head/ears rubbed.
$40 Sale
It's a Girl
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.
Violet Blue
Band # 27
D.O.B.  Oct. 22, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new home.  Very beautiful bird.
Needs more training, a little nippy.
$18 Sale
Looks to be a Girl
Blue an White
Band # 06
This bird is ready for a new home. Likes to have her head and ears rubbed. She's a pretty good bird that needs more one on one training. I just don't have any time to work with her anymore.
$30 Sale
It's a Girl
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Thank you for your support.
Care Package:
Contains: Seed mix & or Pellets.
Spray Millet
And a Water Bottle.
Care Box with shipping 
$30.
Extra price for any toys or additional supplies wanted. The price for shipping doesn't change once the correct size of the box is picked. I'm pretty good at stuffing a box to get your moneys worth. So take advantage of it and
 Help support your bird breeder.
Thank you.
This is available for any type of bird.
Green an Yellow 
D.O.B. Dec. 4, 2017
Weaned and is ready for a new home. Likes to have her ears rubbed. She does need a little more training/handling.
$20 Sale
Looks like a Girl
Blue Girl
Band # 45
D.O.B. Nov. 27, 2017
Weaned and ready for a new home. Needs more training. 
$18 Sale
Looks like a Girl
Yellow w/ a little Green
Band # 03
D.O.B. Jan. 17, 2018
This little cutie is being hand raised. Each day the bird seems to be doing pretty good with getting it's balance. Trying to work some with step up. This is the perfect age for training. Such a sweet little bird.
$90
Looks like a Boy
Sale Pending
Multi Color
Band # 39
D.O.B. Nov. 24, 2017
This bird is weaned and ready for a new home. She's a very energetic little bird. Loves walking around on the floor. Beautiful markings.
$50 Sale
Looks like a Girl
Cool Markings
Band # 44
D.O.B. Nov. 29, 2017
Just been weaned and is ready for a forever home. She's a beautiful bird but will need more training. She will nibble some and then she loves to have her head rubbed. This is the perfect age to train her more.
Sold
Cinnamon Pied 
Band # 93
D.O.B. Jan. 2, 2018
Being hand fed.
Really pretty bird. The feathers are almost all the way in. The crest feathers on her head are looking nice and full. Very sweet bird. Learning step up.
$235
with DNA
Female
Sale Pending
Pearl
Band # 70
(70-2018)
D.O.B. Jan. 4, 2018
Being hand fed. 
He's a little shy at first but he loves to snuggle.
Really sweet bird.
Feathers are coming in nicely. 
$235
with DNA
Male
Sale Pending
Lutino
Band # 92
D.O.B. Jan. 3, 2018
Being hand fed.
This is a really sweet bird. She's always the first one to come out of her cage when I go to feed them. I think she's thinking with her tummy :) Her feathers are still coming in nicely.
$235
with DNA
Female
Sale Pending
Yellow Keet
Band # 49
D.O.B. Jan. 8, 2018
Being hand raised.
Oops looks like this bird is going to be a girl. The color cere just started to turn white, indicating girl. This is the sweetest little bird. Does wonderful with step up.
$90
Looks like a Girl
Blue
D.O.B. Dec. 29, 2017
Needs a lot of training. 
I ran out of time to work with this bird.
$20
Yellow w/ Bk spots
Band # 37
D.O.B. Jan. 16, 2018
Being hand fed.
Such a sweetie. I'm working with step up with him and he's doing great. He loves getting attention. Always wants to be the first to be picked up.
$90
Looks like a Boy
Sale Pending
Blue Grey keet
Band # 01
D.O.B. Jan. 14, 2018
Trying to wean now. Oh my goodness this is the sweetest/quietest little bird. Loves to snuggle.Would rather snuggle then to sit on your finger at times. It's hard to tell the gender on this bird. 
Sold
Yellow an Bk
Band # 02
D.O.B. Jan. 18, 2018
Being hand fed. Such a sweet bird. Will snuggle up to you. Hasn't been able to step up yet just because of being a baby and not having good balance yet.
$90
Looks like a Boy
Sale Pending
Trying something a little different on training the baby parakeets. It seems to be making a difference. More work on my end but it seems to be paying off. I've noticed that the birds are responding better to my new way. So well that the birds are learning step up a lot earlier than normal. This might not work for every mutation but so far I really think your going to be happy with it. 
I'm very proud of the outcome so far with them. I just can't wait for you to meet your new bird.
Bright Yellow Keet
Band # 04
D.O.B. Jan. 15, 2018
Being hand raised.
Very sweet little bird.
Loves to snuggle against you. The bird is learning about how to work with it's balance. I've started some training and the bird is doing really well with it. 
$90
Looks like a Boy?
All Yellow
Band # 05
D.O.B. Jan. 13, 2018
Being hand raised.
Sweet Bird.
Trying to learn step up now. Needs a little more training with that but it shouldn't take too much longer.
Has started eating some on it's own.
Sold
Two New Babies
D.O.B. Feb 12 & 14, 2018
So tiny. In a few weeks I will start to hand feed these cuties. 
New Baby
D.O.B. Feb. 11, 2018
In a few weeks I will start to hand feed this little one.
Dad and Baby
I was finally able to get a quick peek of the baby. Look under his chest by his wing to see the baby. Not sure yet on how many they have but I will keep you posted when I find out. 
I've got more babies that I just started hand feeding. Will post pictures this week.