THE BIRDS...COCKATIELS & INDIAN RINGNECKS

WE BREED  several different mutations (colors) of Cockatiels and Indian Ringnecks. 

We believe the most important element in breeding these wonderful birds is breeding for quality not quantity.  This means that we don't overbreed our birds - cockatiel hens never have more than three clutches of babies per year and even that is excessive - two is better.  We don't "line breed" - or breed offspring to parents or closely related birds to each other.  This is an accepted practice in very limited circumstances (as in liimited populations of birds).  Therefore, our birds are larger and healthier.

Cockatiels are pulled from the nestbox around 3 weeks of age.  Although a little fussy at that age, they have stronger immune systems and still become wonderful pets with handfeeding and love.

Indian Ringnecks are pulled from the nestbox at approximately 10 days.  This allows me to begin their handfeeding and socialization, making them into great pets.  


A NOTE ABOUT BIRDS IN GENERAL.... 

Each bird has it's very own personality;Blue Indian Ringneck playing with a pinecone

  • some are gregarious and inquisitive, some are mischevious, some are quiet, some are snugglebunnies and some prefer to play by themselves, having a grand old time, and some are just always in everyone elses' business - huge pests! 

    • Don't have unrealistic espectations: If your best friend has a bird that says 300 words, do not expect your bird to be the same.  Yours may decide it likes the sound of the microwave, your spouse's sneeze, the front door's creak and the dog's bark!  (i.e., I had a bird that only spoke one word just a couple of times, but loved to play tricks on me -- ringing the phone, imitating a knock on the door!  Really fooled me!)

  • The volume/noise level of a bird's calls is relative.  If you like a loud tv, stereo, kids, etc. then great.  But if you like a silent home, maybe no bird is for you, or maybe a canary or cockatiel is ok. 

    All birds are noisy to some degree at one time or another - even little finches!  Remember....Noise is relative!

COCKATIELS