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Inside Our Aviary

When our babies are fledging (weaning, flying), I start training them to hop onto my hand, even fly to it when called. Their reward? Organic hulled millet, cheek rubs and smooches! The babies spend time in our busy home office/home schooling room where they receive hours a day of care, play and socialization experiences. Our cages are huge and on rollers, allowing them to be rolled into adjacent rooms for a quick change of scenery. (Note the closed blinds when the birds are out to prevent them from trying to fly through the glass.)

This indoor flight enclosure is 6′ long x 3′ high x 2′ deep and can comfortably house up to 15 parakeets (over 4000 cubic inches for each bird). The birds enjoy full-spectrum lighting from above as well as natural sunlight and a view through a room window. It contains a variety of perches for foot exercise, and new toys and chewing materials are rotated into the flight every couple of days.

The large flight enclosure allows our birds the space and opportunity for flight and play. The glass front allows us to watch and enjoy them without cage bar obstructions.

Our flock is turned out regularly for socialization, play, and free flight time.

My daughter does an excellent job of helping me train and socialize the chicks.

One of a variety of play gyms located around our home for the birds to play on when out of their cages.

Small Bird Playgym 3 Level 10 perches

Another portable play gym. Want one of your own? We custom make them for our budgie adopters!

Our environment-controlled breeding room provides draft-free heat and air-conditioning, timed full-spectrum lighting, and just the right amount of privacy. The breeding cages are large (30L x 18w x 18 d) so the pairs have room for exercise.

More Budgie Parakeet Pages:

Nutrition and Food Recommendations: Birds fed seed-only diets have a much shorter life span. We provide lists of healthy foods and show you how to grow your own sprouts.

Colors, Varieties, Mutations, Genetics: Budgie Parakeets come in a rainbow of colors. This page has beautiful photos with variety and mutation descriptions.

How To Care For Your Budgie Parakeet: What is the best cage and how should I set it up? How do I keep my budgie healthy and safe? What are the best toys and playtime activities? How do I trim their wing feathers?

FAQ (frequently asked questions): What is a budgie parakeet’s personality like? What are the differences between American parakeets and English budgies? How do you tell a male from a female? Should you keep one, two or more? How long do they live? Where did the species originate?

Training, Tricks, Talking: A step-by-step guide for finger-training, trust-building, and bonding. Watch informative and entertaining video demonstrations. Find out how many words they can learn to say.

Play gyms, Stands and Perches: How to make your own (or order a custom one from us).

Homemade Aviaries and Flight Cages: How to converted used furniture into large flight cages and beautiful indoor aviaries.

Parakeet Food and Supplies Market: We offer organic, homemade bird food plus other essential bird supplies.

Budgie Parakeet Breeder in Colorado: Our family raises, hand-feeds, trains and adores budgie parakeets! Learn more about our selective breeding program and view our gorgeous, tame birds.

Inside Our Aviary: See where our birds live — flight enclosures, breeding room, play gyms.

Our Flock of Budgie Parakeets: Take a peek at our gorgeous feathered friends. Lots of photos with color mutations listed!

Adorable Pictures of Our Hand-fed Babies: Come ooh and aahh over all the cuteness and watch them grow up!

Pre-Adoption Questionnaire: If you are interested in adopting one (or more) of our parakeets, please respond to these questions.

Budgie Baby Waiting List: I know how hard it is to wait when you’re excited but I promise you, the wait is worth it!

10 comments… add one

  • anna

    please let me know when you have to male budgie ready to go

  • Kathy Routt

    My cat brought in a bird and he dropped it in front of me and I thought it was dead. He was only playing dead. I realized he was a parakeet when I picked him up he bit me. Poor thing. His beak was not even sharp. So I named him Lucky boy and purchased a female parakeet (Named Mia after the saleslady)
    so he would have company. Now, my husband built an aviary for them. I have so many questions, about how to feed them, etc. I noticed your website and thus far this is helping me out.

  • Chris martinchick

    Thank you for showing your aviary for keets. I’m here in Alaska with a keet found outside in cold October in 1991. It was tore up, I brought him home and is still chatting daily!!! A green one and I will check “his” cere for color thanks to your info. Take Care!!

  • Lucinda

    Hello, I just want to say that I found your site very helpful and enjoyed looking through it.
    I’ve lost 4 in the last year from our local pet store. I’ve been so sad with the huge empty cage… I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong. All basics have been covered and so much love and they still died 🙁

    • Afra Malito

      Thank you for all your advice,kiwie now loves the new food……..

  • Sophia Walle

    Hi I am just curious when you will be breeding sky blue Americans again. Would you please email me some info about when you might start breeding again? Thank you

  • Torri Robinson

    My spoiled little man is giving me problems and I’m not sure what to make of it. He has always refused to bathe lol I have tried EVERYTHING! And he refuses to eat anything but seed. I have offered him every fruit and veggie in the world and nothing. Some hints on how to get these tasks done would be amazingly helpful lol

  • Bobb Revels

    Well I am here in Maui Hawaii. I am trying hard to breed a Double Factor Spangle Dark Green Cock to a Dark Green Opaline hen. I also have a Clearbody Dark Green Cock to a Grey Green Opaline Hen. These are the most prominent that I have. I also have Dark Green Opaline Cock to a SKy Blue Opaline Hen.

  • Connie Cruz

    Thank you for selling your parakeet sprouting speeds and the other spice and herbs. Yours is the best. I can tell you have much knowledge about the birds nutrition.

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