been a part of southwestern Oregon for nearly a decade, our birds
having recently moved to our present location in late 2003. We
have been raising birds for 30 years or so, starting mostly with
budgies, chickens, waterfowl, and peafowl, and raising larger
macaws and other parrots for about 6 years. Having poultry, waterfowl,
budgies, and peafowl has given us the basic knowledge of what
birds need in terms of food, water, enclosures, and what they
like - like treats. Having traumatic experiences such as injuries
or predators has taught us more about securing our birds and avoiding
such heartbreaking occurrences in the future. The daily routine
of feeding and watering and hand feeding baby birds is an education
taught by no book, but by doing.
We have a nice range of birds, from
budgies, to small parrots and parakeets, such as conures and rosellas,
medium sized parrots like amazons and African grays, and then
there are the larger macaws - the loud ones. Combined with the
peafowl roaming about and the guinea hens running around, we have
a full bird chorus of sounds!
When we sell baby birds, they are weaned
and are handled, and exposed to elements that they might encounter
later in life - such as dogs running by them, vacuum cleaners,
outdoor exposure, and visitors looking at them and handling them.
We make sure the new owners will be able to devote time to their
new birds, and care for them knowing the birds will be a part
of their households for many years to come. Many parrots live
long long lives, and are much like children, so new owners must
be sure they are really ready to assume such responsibilities.
The larger macaws have expensive culinary tastes; they like nuts
in the shell, and various biscuits and seeds that can be spendy,
and a lots of fresh vegetables and fruits - all which must be
chopped, diced, and fed daily, and with variety, to avoid bird
If we as avian breeder specialists
at Parrotise were to tell a prospective parrot owner the most
important considerations about buying and owning a parrot, they
*Be sure you have the right bird for
you: small, large, loud, quiet, talking?
*Have the right environment for the
parrot: cage, toys, neighbors?
*Are you ready for the long-term responsibility
of a parrot?
*Most importantly- what is best for
There is a parrot out there to fit
everyone that wants one - a bird that is looking for companionship
and a friendly face. People just know when a certain parrot is
the one for them. Every bit of love and attention and good food
that our babies have had show in the kind of bird they are now
and what they will be in the future.
New! Click to see about our large macaws for sale.
Check out our
birds for Sale!
Feed 'Em - What we feed
our parrots at Parrotise
a buffons macaw baby we raised - pictures from baby to adult parrot
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