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Where to buy a bird from

I wanted to put something together for people to think about before buying a bird. Not the normal stuff like what you should know and which breed to get. I wanted to put together something on how to pick WHERE and Whome you buy a bird from and things to ask yourself.

The biggest thing in my book is the person selling. Do they talk down or bad about other breeders and people selling birds. Does the seller tell you they have the bird you want and then you get there and they don't have that bird and they try to sell you something else.

Does the bird look good when you get there or does it just plan look awful. Was it over clipped. RULE ONE you can't save them all. If you try I know first hand you will end up out a lot of money and a lot of heartache.

Is the seller helpful and answer questions . Are they willing to suggest others if they don’t have what you want.

How clean is the environment that the birds are in. There is a difference between a little messy and just plain nasty. Things to look for are the water dish’s real dirty or is there a lot of feces in the water. One thing to ask yourself. Are the birds on a pellet diet. If so a lot of birds like t soak their food. If there is a lot of feces or just a dropping or two. Some birds will potty in their water. It comes down to just how much it was used. And just a hint. Breeders and hobbyist get sick and can have family members get sick just like everyone once. They can even get behind at times.

Do not let distance be the deciding factor on buying a bird. Remember this bird is going to become your friend and companion. Distance means nothing. As there is no value you can put on a friend and companion.

Go with with your gut. If you did your homework you should be ok. And don't buy a bird because you can't find what you want some place else. Keep looking and keep talking to bird people. As a rule bird people are a good group of people and can help you


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What to expect out of your bird. ONLY WHAT YOU PUT INTO IT. We have all seen those funny videos of birds on YouTube. Most of the birds get so much love and attention. So ask yourself what do you expect out of your bird and what are you willing to put into it?

What to expect from EC Aviaries. You should feel comfortable to ask questions no matter how silly that they may seem to you. All of us have had to start somewhere. When purchasing a bird from us. You should expect a healthy bird. A bird that is hand fed and hand raised unless otherwise noted. You will receive a hatch certificate DNA certificate where applied and a starter package (Shown Below) an a care sheet and after the sale support. Your bird should be banned unless otherwise noted on breeder birds.



Typical Starter Package from EC Aviaries

Cockatiels, Parrotlets, and Conures

1. Two clips to hold Cuttlebone and millet spray
2. Half pound of food
3. Millet spray
4. Cuttlebone
5. 50g of seed
6. 25g of Black sunflower
7. One mineral block
8. Hatch Certificate
9. Care/Information Sheet

Starter Package




A $30 fee to have the babies DNA tested

A $60 fee for a Veterinarian Health Check Certificate

Shipping offered through Delta Cargo with my crate for $180

Delta Cargo

Delta Cargo requires that a health certificate must be issued by a licensed veterinarian within ten (10) days of departure unless you are shipping from a Pet store or a Zoo to a Pet Store or Zoo. It is $60 per bird.

Above stated Prices subject to change without notice. However buyer will be informed prior to shipping of any price changes.

Payments to be made with Money Orders or Cashier checks from a Bank or the US Postal service. Payment must be made prior to the birds being shipped.


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Clipping your bird's wings

Version One is the flightless clip. It stops the bird from flying at all.The bird is easier for you to catch and train. It doesn't allow the bird to escape from you as easily. However the downside to a flightless clip is the bird goes straight down and hits the surface hard. Your bird could be in somewhat of a panic when it hits hard. If it hits a hard surface you run the risk of breaking bones. And while this may not happen every time It does happen all too often. This could cause an issue in the trust factor and actually take longer to pick up your bird from lack of trust and fear. This clip is not one I would use and strongly discourage.I have added a image of a FLIGHTLESS CLIP just below

Version Two is the clip or trim that I like to use and is sometimes called the Vanity clip. The advantage to a Vanity clip is the bird has limited flight. And as a rule your bird flies down or level but unable to gain lift. Making a landing rather than a crash. you can still catch and train your bird. Just a little more effort. But the rewards are greater. As the bird gains trust from you for asking it to step up and then taking it back to where it started.

Ok now we have talked about the two styles of clipping a bird's wings. Maybe you even watched some YouTubes. And you are thinking I can do this. Think long and hard before you try to clip a bird yourself. It seems easy enough. However there are things that can go wrong. Clipping too much of the feather off can cause the remaining feather to bleed. And if it is the wrong feather like a Pin Feather it can be very hard to stop it from bleeding or maybe not be able to stop it at all as in the case of a blood feather. And then there is clipping to close to the actual wing. This could stop the new feathers from coming in right. Yes it can and has happen to some of the best of us. It's your bird and your friend and he/she has come to trust you. Maybe if you have never clipped a bird's feathers before or you have and it didn't go as planned. Just maybe it would be best to visit a local vet that WORKS WITH BIRDS, and have them do it and watch. You might be surprised just what you will learn. It may even save your bird's life. Just my suggestion to you. One bird lover to another

Blood feathers, also called "pin feathers," are new feathers that are starting to grow. Since they are actively growing, they need a large blood supply and will bleed if broken, hence the name. Each blood feather grows from a special area in the skin called a follicle. Sometimes these can be next to impossible to stop bleeding.

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