BIRD LOVERS' PARADISE - SPECIALIZING IN HAND-FED HOOKBILLS AND ENGLISH BUDGIES.
Wisteria Spangle Opaline
Wisteria Spangle Opaline
5 week male was a sweet holiday baby. that we shipped to TN.
Yellow faced Violet Spangle 5 weeks sitting with Dee
Yellow faced Violet Spangle 5 weeks sitting with Dee
This baby decided that Dee was the best perch in the house.
2010 new baby
2010 new baby
Aqua pearl spangle sold
This is Cargo
This is Cargo
Cargo is a Blue Spangle Lace wing he was one of our first spangles born in 2008. He now resides in Orlando FL.
P.J. is Cargo's  younger brother
P.J. is Cargo's younger brother
He went on to Huston., Texas he is a first pet for a young lady whose never had a pet before.
Cinnamon Violet
Cinnamon Violet
The term cinnamon is applied to a bird when the bird has tan or reddish color on the head and wing pattern rather than the traditional black and white
Violet Spangle Lace Wing
Violet Spangle Lace Wing
One of the more rare types of spangle is the violet. The birds color will continue to darken with each molt until they are two years of age Murphy is our household bird and he rules the roost.
Murphy at one year old
Murphy at one year old
As you can see Murphy has morphed much darker after his year old molt. Notice how his head has lightened and his bars have receded back giving him a snow white face.
Cobalt Violet
Cobalt Violet
this rich royal color is achieved by getting a double dark factor in one bird. As he gets older he will turn a even deeper purplish blue.
Yellow Face Blue Spangle Lace Wing
Yellow Face Blue Spangle Lace Wing
Selective breeding is used to create this marvelous cross, bringing the best of the spangle and yellow face cobalt.
Yellow Face Spangle  with Cinnamon Violet
Yellow Face Spangle with Cinnamon Violet
Two of our babies from different clutches sharing a tender moment. Bonding is important with Budgies especially the males. Here the two day older one is preening the newest addition to the baby flight cage.
Type two Yellow Face Violet Spangle
Type two Yellow Face Violet Spangle
Magnificent colors reward us with this girl who we will be adding to our breeder groups.Selective breeding rather than colony breeding produces these wonderful color morphs.
Violet baby
Violet baby
This is one of our Violet 5 week old hanging out in the aviary room
Lavender Spangle Lace Wing
Lavender Spangle Lace Wing
6 week old learning to perch, before he goes to new owner.
Violet Opaline
Violet Opaline
5 week old baby progressing nicely calmly waiting his turn to learn step up.
Yellow Faced Type Violet Rainbow
Yellow Faced Type Violet Rainbow
5 weeks old and sweet as can be this is one Dee was angry with me for selling he loved her to death.
Cinnamon Violet
Cinnamon Violet
Female 6 weeks old beautiful example of the cinnamon and tan color morph on wing pattern
Cobalt Blue Opaline
Cobalt Blue Opaline
Ready for the holidays with 21 inches of fresh snow fall outside.
Ice Blue Spangle
Ice Blue Spangle
5 weeks old ready for the holidays, this baby is as close to a clear wing as you can get. A very rare color morph.
Emily our five year old bird trainer
Emily our five year old bird trainer
Emily helping to socialize the babies she was terrified of birds until she started holding the babies.
Big sister Laura not to be outdone
Big sister Laura not to be outdone
just couldn't be outdone by her baby sister and her younger sister is a true bird trainer.
2010 babies
2010 babies
what-cha doing down there? Babies playing on Emily's baby stroller.
Blue Opaline
Blue Opaline
5 weeks old getting to go home for Chanukkah, he has brought joy to a small child who couldn't have four legged pets.
Spangle Aqua Blue and Violet Cloud friend
Spangle Aqua Blue and Violet Cloud friend
This is one of our Caribbean Blue Spangles the color blue is so vivid it almost sparkles
Mature Cobalt Male
Mature Cobalt Male
This is and excellent example of a 13 gram exhibition size bird
Cosmic Blue Spangle
Cosmic Blue Spangle
Dec 2010 baby sweet and lovable
Crop of last babies of 2010
Crop of last babies of 2010
One of the ways we socialize our babies, with lots of room in the family room
Yellow front Love Bird
Yellow front Love Bird
Powder Blue Spangles
Powder Blue Spangles
Hanging with Murphy while he teaches them to speak.
Babies at rest
Babies at rest
Babies on play pen during community training session.
Blizzard
Blizzard
Blizzard hanging out after the great Blizzard of 12/26/2010 that he was named for.
Cobalt and Opaline 2010 babies
Cobalt and Opaline 2010 babies
All babies receive one hour a day training to insure handle-able babies
New aviary
New aviary
Our newest addition is the finished climate controlled aviary for our new breeders. With plenty of northwestern exposure to ensure the longest light activity so we will be able to extend our breeding. In the spring we will be attaching the outdoor flights for our retired breeding birds to give them the retierment they have earned.
Christmas 2009
Christmas 2009
Nighttime view of the aviary lighted for the holidays. The new aviary where our newest pairs are kept until eggs are laid before moving them into the baby room in the house at eight days of age. All the fledglings are imprinted and hand-fed with humans and not birds
Little Hobbits
Little Hobbits
Hand-feeding babies in incubator bins specifically for various age groups.
Three week baby
Three week baby
Three week old baby standing for the first time looking to be picked up and fed.
Four week old Hand-feds
Four week old Hand-feds
Babies at four weeks in training tanks so they can see out and learn to perch on low level stands once they have out grown baby bins.
Arm training
Arm training
5 week old Cobalt learning to sit on my arm.
The Fellowship of T-Rex
The Fellowship of T-Rex
Not looking like little T-Rex anymore and beginning to look like birds.
3 week old  baby
3 week old baby
this is the beginning of finger training and building of trust
 
 
 
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