COCKATIELS PARROTS & PARAKEETS
Quality hand reared Cockatiels, Conures, Senegal Parrots & other Parakeets based in Maidstone, Kent
Welcome to Cockatiels, Parrots & Parakeets.
Hi I'm Chris, welcome to Cockatiels, Parrots & Parakeets . I am really passionate about keeping & hand rearing birds. I have been keeping & breeding Cockatiels for many years now in a small aviary in my garden. I really did get the bug for bird keeping not long after I started so I decided to expand my collection. I soon bought a pair of Plum headed parakeets and a Pair of princess of wales parakeets and added them to my aviary. More recently I bought some Senegal parrots, I keep these in breeding cages & I am hoping to breed them very soon. I plan to expand my set up in the near future & build a block of aluminium aviaries to house all my birds into their own flights. They will be happier & will hopefully breed better for me in single species aviaries. I pride myself on the quality of my birds & my aim is to supply the best hand reared birds which will make great pets. My birds are cuddly tame and get lots of time & attention spent on them. All my birds are closed rung and hand reared from 2 weeks old. I bring them indoors into a warm brooder & hand feed with kaytee exact every 3 hours from morning to midnight . As they progress I gradually increase the number of hours between feeds until they reach around 5 weeks old. At this point they usually only get 2 feeds per day & this is where they start weaning onto their adult food. Once the babies are getting to around 7 weeks old it is normal for them start to refusing their hand rearing formula, by now they should ideally be eating plenty of seed and fruits. From 10-12 weeks old the babies are eating independently & are usually ready for their new homes. I only ever sell my birds when I am 100% happy that the birds are
100% happy and healthy. Where possible I always encourage people to come & see the birds before they commit to buy, this way they can be sure that they are buying the right bird for them & they can start to bond with their new pet. People are always welcome to visit or come & see the progress of their bird. I will send regular updates on their progress also. I have hand reared birds for sale at various times of the year, check out availability on the birds for sale page above. Please feel free to contact me via email or Text, you can also check out my Facebook page.
I first met Chris in March of this year, I visited the shop that he works in to buy a budgie for my grandson.
We got talking about Cockatiels , I have two male greys which I had purchased from Notcutts before they closed down. I felt so disappointed with them as they were not hand trained and certainly didn't like to be touched.
Chris then told me he bred Cockatiels & in fact on that day he had three chicks which he was hand feeding. He showed them to me & they were so beautiful & not afraid of humans at all.
When I left the shop I couldn't get this particular chick (yellow and a bit of grey) out of my mind so the next day we returned to the shop & reserved the bird.
After what seemed forever my little bird was ready to come home with me,
what a delightful shock. Not only was she beautiful, she was fully trained , she is an absolute delight. The two greys took to her immediately & they have become quite tame now as they copy her & follow her everywhere.
The reason I'm saying all this is because Chris doesn't just put two birds together & let nature take its course, he cares about the birds, he handles them & trains them which a lot of breeders don't .
Basically , if you want a friendly loving little bird , Chris is your man, don't look any further.
Mrs Janet Goodearl