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    Mark your calanders! Saturday Oct 4th and Saturday Oct. 11 for these bird events in the Richmond area:
    Birdie Brains Aviary will have a nationally known avian veterinarian here in the morning for a birdie clinic. We will do surgical sexing, micro-chipping, wing and nail trims, and general well bird check-ups and testing. Call for an appt, no walk-ins.

    On the 11th from 9 AM to 5 PM, there will be a Bird Expo held in Wakefield, VA. It is sponcered by "Bird Lovers in Virginia" and there will be vendors, a parrot fashion show, huge raffle, lots of people giving various talks on bird subjects, and a behaviour specialist. I'm planning to go, if anyone wants to go with me, give me a call!

    Available babies: Blue Pallid Quakers, Turquoise yellowsided and Pineapple Green Cheek Conures,Mobrella Cockatoo, Blue Parrotlets, Greenwing Macaw.(check "Available" page for indiv photos and info)


    Birds on eggs: White Bellied Caiques, Green Wing Macaws, Parrotlets and Umbrella cockatoos.

About Us

Come to Virginia and visit our babies!

Birdie Brains Aviary is a medium sized aviary near Richmond, VA with hand-raised, hand-fed baby parrots. We are bird breeders of quality parrots, and specialize in the ‘talking’ species. We are a family aviary, so everyone has their share of feeding the birds, cleaning the birds and playing with their babies.

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Some of what we have for sale are:

  • Scarlet, Greenwing, Blue & Gold, and Catalina Macaws
  • Friendly, comical White Bellied Caiques
  • Goffin, Umbrella, Moluccan, Citron, and Rose Breasted Cockatoos
  • Blue, Green, and Dilute Quakers
  • Congo African Grey Parrots
  • Double Yellow Headed and Yellow Naped Amazons
  • Relatively rare Golden Conures (Queen of Bavaria)
  • Greencheek, Pineapple, Turquoise, Sun, and Cinnamon Conures
  • Solomon Island Eclectus
  • and the growingly popular Parrotlets

We raise the Pacific Parrotlet species, with an emphasis on the green, blue, yellow, pastel, and dilute colors.

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Happy breeders make exceptional babies!

Our breeders are fed a pelleted diet, fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts, with a treat of seeds once a week. They are all named and are well cared for so that they are happy and healthy parents. Most of our breeders sit their own eggs, and most of them feed out their own babies until we pull them, approximately at two to three weeks.

From then on we hand feed the chicks until they are weaned and ready to go home to their new owners. So, from an early age, the babies are handled daily, and are in our home getting used to people, other pets, household noises, and the general chaos that we call daily living!

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A “closed” aviary

We have a smoke free environment, and we are a ‘closed’ aviary, in that the breeding area is not open to the public in order to control disease and the stress of having strangers walking into the birds’ private areas. However, the nursery is open to visitors, and we welcome you to come play with the babies and to see which may fit your family or lifestyle.

After your baby comes home

Purchasing a parrot from Birdie Brains Aviary does not mean that once the bird is home our relationship is over. You may have questions about the bird adjusting to your home, or finding a good avian veterinarian. We’ll still be here to help, many years to come. We love to receive your photos and letters about your bird-kids. If you purchase one of our chicks, and are local, nail and wing trimmings are free, just make an appointment to bring your bird by.

As the babies grow, I will post updates (about every other week) and photos of your baby.

 

  • “From the very first moment that we spoke to Christy on the phone, she was very open and receptive to us as new customers. We were interested in a baby bird that had just been born and we were allowed to come see it within 20 minutes of speaking with her the very first time. She has allowed us to have visitation disrupting her home and family to provide comfort to her clientele. We have enjoyed getting to know her in the short time that we have known one another. The baby bird that we are purchasing from Christy is a remarkable baby and the visits that she allows us to have with Paradise brings us great joy! Her home is warm, loving, caring and clean! She has even allowed us to 'meet' other birds in her household and she shows great love to each and every one of them! She is a blessing! And we are glad to be a part of her business relationships."

    Dell and Donna Staton 

    Matoaca, VA