Laura's Little Parrots is a small breeder specializing in companion Pacific Parrotlets and Green-Cheek Conures in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. We specialize in hand-raised birds that are suitable for smaller homes, where loud noises or lack of space can be an issue. All of our birds are raised in our home by my family and have had experience with birds for over 10 years...finches, parakeets, cockatiels, sun conures, quakers, parrotlets, green cheek conures and caiques. We breed species that we've had as pets so we know each type of birds' traits, problems, training ability and what we would personally want as a part of the family. Our baby birds are around kids and other distractions as well. We also do not have very many pairs of birds and breed for quality, not quantity, so babies can go quickly. We are also one of the first breeders to offer the beautiful Turquoise Pastel parrotlet!
Of course besides breeding for beautiful and rare colors, we also breed for good temperament, happiness and health. We do not breed any related birds to one another to produce any of the mutations, and research every new bird's background. We feed all our birds the best and treat them like family so we have beautiful and happy babies. Each baby is handled daily to ensure sweet little babies that are great companions and super tame (unless otherwise noted). Our home is the closed "aviary" and this helps prevent any diseases from entering their environment. Any new additions are quarantined. We also are a member of the American Federation of Aviculture, Inc. and AFA is on all our leg bands in addition to our other breeder specific information.
About Our Babies
All of our babies will be taken from the nestbox at 1 to 3 weeks old (depending on species) and start to be hand-fed by syringe, "Kaytee Exact " Bird formula. They are handled and loved on everyday until they leave. We will begin to train the babies on the "step" command, "kisses" and to fly back when called or hand gestured. Parrotlets will usually need more training on the fly back but our larger birds usually are good at this before leaving. Further training will be needed to ensure they remain tame and continue to learn new things. At this age they are very eager to learn and easier to train than an older bird and usually adapt to their new surroundings with ease. After the baby can eat their food on their own for about a week of monitoring, they are ready for their new homes! We will also clip their wings before leaving and will even teach new owners how if wanting to learn and feel comfortable doing so.
When you come to pick up (or we ship) your new addition, they will want to follow and be with you all the time. So please keep that in mind and make sure you will have enough time to devote to them daily. We do not want someone to buy a baby and then resale to someone else, not realizing they require more attention than some species, or because they are too "loud". Every bird will call to their flock...which is you, so expect that. It's like any animal that wants to communicate or needs more attention. Toys can help but daily interaction is still needed. These birds are just not as loud as a larger parrot or larger conure species. Also, not all birds will learn to talk so don't ever buy a bird for this reason as you may be disappointed. I like to call "talking" just an added bonus in owning a bird.
We also want to sell our babies to those who will keep their little one for their lifetime. It puts a lot of stress on the birds, as any animal having to always find a new home so if you ever have any issues and need help training, or cannot provide a home for them anymore, please let us know! We will be happy to help in any way possible or can re-home a baby of ours if needed. We also ask to be notified of new ownership if you do find a new home for your baby due to life changing circumstances, which is also understood. Just want our birds and their new families to be happy. If having any behavioral or non-health related issues with your bird, you can contact us and we will offer our advice. Health related issues should be taken on with your AVIAN veterinarian. If you are not happy with the new baby, please contact me and I would be happy to help.
Don't hesitate to ask any questions or concerns. I will get back to you as soon as I can! :)