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African Grey Cockatiels Parrotlets


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 WHO 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. This might not be someone you want to buy a bird from.

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. Maybe not someone you want to buy from.

Do they tell you that they have what you want and you get there and the bird looks awful. 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.

How clean is the place that you are buying the bird from. NO! The place doesn't need to be picture perfect clean. But if it smells real bad and is just plain nasty. You might want to rethink buying from this seller. But remember when breeding birds it is a lot of work. So don't judge if it is not picture perfect clean. Judge if it is just plain dirty and nasty and you can tell it has not been clean in a while. And a hint. All breeders get behind once in awhile we get sick like everyone else or family members get sick. Check water dish's to see if there is a film on them. That is a good sign on how often they get cleaned. However is the seller or breeder feeds their bird a Pellet Diet. Do not mistake pellet soaked in water a water dish as dirty water.

Is the person selling the bird helpful and willing to answer questions well after your purchase of the bird you're buying. Or do they seem to hold back.

If the person selling birds does not have what you want. Are they willing to suggest others that might have what you are looking for.

Do they have an issue if you are looking to buy a bird and you are checking them out and also checking out other birds from other people. My rule of thumb. I don't care if you buy a bird from me. I want you to find the bird you want. I want you to be happy. That creates a better chance the bird will be happy. And if you need advice or help. I will be more than happy to give it.

Do not let distance be the deciding factor on buying 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.

Well to sum things up. Go with with your gut. 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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Sun Conure My Babies Band Numbers

Welcome


I want to welcome you to the site. Please make note that anything on this site you are free to use. However you agree to the following Privacy Policy & Disclaimer agreement. All the information on this site is a collection of work from around the internet and of my own observations. Please feel free to use it. The information on this page is not bird breed specific. It covers birds in general. Items and information per breed of birds will be on their perspective pages

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 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 which contains food, cuttlebone, mineral block. Two clips, A small amount of black sunflower seeds, millet spray, a care sheet and after the sale support. Your bird should be banned unless otherwise noted on breeder birds.

What not to expect from EC Aviaries. That we talk bad about other breeders. That we hold fast to the rule that our way is the right and only way. That just isn't true. There are a lot of good breeders out there that have their own ways of doing things that can be just as good. And you can always learn from them as well. We will not tell you that we have the bird you are looking for and when you get here we don't and we try to sell you a different bird. However if you call and we do not have what you are looking for. I will tell you about some of the other birds I have. But I will not tell you I have something that I don't.

If for some reason you do not want to wait for one of our babies to be ready for sale or we do not have what you are looking for in a bird. Please feel free to say so and state what kind of bird that you would like. Chances are I can help find it for you. As long as I just locate it and you do the rest. There is no charge.


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

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.

Above stated Prices subject to change with out notice. However buyer will be informed prior to shipping of any price changes.


Anatomy Of A Birds Brain
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Clipping your bird's wings

There are different ways to clip a 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 easy. 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. I have added a image of a VANITY CLIP just below

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 ther 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. 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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