About Our Aviary
Laura's Little Parrots is a small breeder of Pacific Parrotlets and Green-Cheek Conures in the Dallas-Fort Worth area of Texas. We specialize in birds that are suitable for smaller homes, where loud noises or lack of space can be an issue. All of our birds are inside our home and our babies are raised in our family room and are considered a member of our family. All of our birds are raised in our home by my family and have experience with birds for over 10 years...finches, parakeets, cockatiels, and of course, parrotlets, 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, so babies can go quickly and we want to ensure you get a tame and sweet new member to your family. If you bought a bird from us and it is not what you are looking for, within 6 months you can trade for a different one to make sure you get what you are looking for. All the birds have different personalities so it sometimes takes a couple tries to find the best fit.
Of course besides breeding for beautiful and some rare colors, we also breed for good temperment, happiness and health. 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). Being a closed aviary helps prevent any diseases from entering the environment. We do not go to bird marts with our birds due to the life-threatening diseases birds can catch very easily if exposed. Any new additions are quarantined. We also are a member of the Dallas Bird Society & the AFA (American Federation of Aviculture, Inc.)
Overall, our birds can take up less space and may not be nearly as loud, but have the personality of a much larger parrot. Since we breed for quality, not quantity, there may not always be available babies. About every couple months we have more babies on the way so there is only a short waiting period, if any, for your new bird. Our site is updated weekly with information and new pictures of our little ones. Also check our site in the future as we may add other smaller species of parrots to our aviary.
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 or cup, "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. They easily adapt to their new homes since they are released right after being fully weaned. At this age they are very eager to learn and easier to train than an older bird. When able to eat solid foods, millet spray, brown rice, cherrios, hard-boiled eggs, fruits and veggies will be introduced. We also use some cockatiel seed, dried egg food and natural colored pellets. Many fruits and vegetables can be given such as strawberries, apples, bananas, peeled kiwi, mango, cranberries, oranges, grapes, grapefruit, broccoli, peas, carrots, green beans and many others. Fresh, thawed frozen veggies, and dried are all acceptable. Non-acceptable foods are avocado, chocolate, caffeine & sugar. We will also clip their wings before leaving and will even teach new owners how if wanting to learn and feel comfortable doing so.
Please Read Before Purchasing:
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 dissapointed. I like to call talking just an added bonus in owning a bird. See too many families re-homing parrots because of their noise level or because their bird develops bad habits.
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. Just please keep this in mind before making a purchase.
Un-weaned babies may be sold to experienced hand-feeders only on case by case basis and pricing does not change.
Don't hesitate to ask any questions or concerns. I will get back to you as soon as I can! :)