Bird Species

Greencheek Conure

Scientific Name: Pyrrhura molinae
Origin: South America
Size: 10 inches in length
Life span: 20-30yrs

Noise: medium


Sun Conure

Scientific Name: Aratinga solstitialis

Origin: South America, specifically north eastern Brazil and Guyana. 

Size: 12 inches in length

Life Span: Up to 30 yrs

Noise: Loud ….can get screechy

Plum Head Parrot

Scientific Name: Psittacula cyanocephala  

Origin: Indian sub-continent and China

Size:  13.5 inches in length to tip of tail

Life span: 15yrs +

Noise: Quiet most times

Janday Conure

Scientific Name: Aratinga jandaya

Origin: Brazil, South America

Size: 12 inches in length

Life span: 20yrs +

Noise: Loud..can get screechy


Scientific Name: Nymphicus hollandicus

Origin: Australia

Size: 12 inches in length

Life span: 25yrs +

Noise: soft – medium   



Our Parrot Nursery


Our Parrot nursery is where all our babies are born. Sometimes from an egg (when their mom doesn’t want to sit on the eggs anymore) not a practice we like to encourage though.

As we love their moms to give that better start in life.

All babies are kept in heated brooders for the first 5-7 weeks of their life, pending the breed of parrot.

Once they start getting 1/2 body of feathers they are then into a holding

carrier where they can adjust to the room temperature.


They are hand raised, flighted & trained and taught how to eat food sorts by themselves.

Here they learn to mingle amongst other birds and have out times to play.                                                                         

Once they eat fully on their own they are right to go live with their new family.


We are open for those who would like to visit, by appointment only though.

So feel free to call and make a day & time with Trish, she will be happy to have you here.


The right cage for your bird!

Selecting the right cage … prior to bringing your Parrot home
This is the first major purchase before selecting your new Feathered Friend.

There are a number of designs and styles available that we will happily help you choose the right one for your bird. A simple design will be easier to clean and maintain.
A parrot will treat it’s cage as it’s own territory and will happily spend majority of the day in it. The same as we do in our home. A cage is never be too small as a bird must be able to spread it’s wings freely without touching either sides of a cage.

Cage preparation prior to housing your bird…
Wash your cage down with 1part water to 2 parts white vinegar. Spray on the entire cage rails n wired areas. Leave for 15 mins and rinse off. Best to do outdoors if you can before assembling it.
Always assemble indoors incase your selected cage doesn’t fit through a doorway.

At the bottom of the cage should have a slide out rail that sits above the bottom tray.The tray needs to be covered with something that can be changed daily. The best covering is old newspaper, as its readily available in ones home,so that it can be changed daily.

Location of the cage is also very important…
Birds are very sensitive to fumes and gases.
Should you notice a smell or fumes move the cage to another room with good ventilation. Fumes are a source from cleaning products: Aerosol sprays, new paint, cigarette smoke, Teflon cookware, cooking gas, self cleaning ovens and car exhausts, etc.

Cages should not be positioned in the kitchen as fumes from everyday cooking can prove fatal.

Cages should not be placed in the window or near door ways because of the risk of draughts. Never to be placed in direct sunlight where the bird may overheat.

Best cage perches to use..
Remove dowel stick perches that come with the cage, as they provide no stimulation to your birds feet. Replace with a dead gumtree branch to suit the length. As the branch has different thicknesses, it benefits your birds feet.
You can also have one placed across the top corner section as birds like to roost in the highest peak of a cage if there is that area provided for them.

One very important method securing the door. The best and fool-proof method is by using a small padlock/clip.
Last thing you don’t need is someone in the home letting your bird out unexpectedly.
Even your bird learning that itself…..after you’ve been showing them unaware though,every time they come out. Birds watch everything you do!

Our Aviary Complex

Such a big task in the making was our aviary / nursery complex but John (my hubby) done a great job indeed. Took some time but we got it up and our breeding stock went in.
So happy for the birds as they spent 9 long weeks in the large shed within holding cages for each pair.

Welcome to our New Website!

Welcome to our new Website!



Hoping you are going to find our site quite user friendly.

Here we are aiming to cover many areas regarding owning a pet bird. We hope to save you all the headaches of surfing the net, looking for answers.

When most of bird information will be right here. So please, sit back and browse through all of our pages we have for you.


If you’d like to drop Trish an email, she will be more than happy to assist you!

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