We are committed to providing you with your next quality exotic pet bird.
Our aviary is located in Southwestern Ontario. It doesn't matter if you live just down the road or 1000 miles away, we deliver locally or can ship throughout Canada.
In Woods Aviary is continuously hatching lovely babies for the choosing so please keep coming back to see whats new!
Our Aviary currently has breeding pairs of
Sun Conures Senegals Black Cap Conures Cockatiels Lovebirds Parrotlets
**It is important to know what you are buying**
What are you buying at In Woods Aviary? Well, let me go through the care of our birds and let you decide if In Woods Aviary birds have the upbringing that would meet YOUR standards for your home. So, tonight, I'm going to sit and type my work, this is what I do........ to provide you with an exotic pet bird!
Lets start with the breeders.
Our breeding aviary is closed to the public. This is to maintain a more tranquil environment for our parents to successfully raise their young in an undisturbed setting. We are currently reconstructing the aviary and will provide pictures shortly.
We feed our own special seed mix from TopCrop each day. Each of the breeders that are currently "working the nest box", setting or feeding babies also receive Orlux Eggfood. Of course fresh water is provided daily as well. In a seven day cylce, each cage receives (on top of seed mix) cooled cooked vegtables twice, cut up fruits twice, pasta once, egg mix of hard boiled eggs and crackers. We also provide fresh grass in each cage when seasons allow it. Millet sprays are given once a week and cuttlebone is provided on a continuous basis.
Our summer cages are for the breeders to enjoy the scenic peace of country living. On our 4.5 acres of bush, pond and trees (pic shown on contact page) we can easily accommodate the flock we currently have. The breeders will enjoy the outdoor space at the beginning of June through to early November. We have natural branches placed strategically so that the birds have full access to all of the cage.
In the Winter all the birds are brought in and the building is heated appropriately. Our birds are wormed twice a year and are in no way "forced" to breed. We encourage breeding by creating the most comfortable setting for our pairs. In order for them to go to nest, and to have healthy babies, they NEED security, shelter, proper feed and water. We ENJOY it here at In Woods Aviary and most times, the birds get fed before us. They certainly will let us know if it's feeding time too! We have water misters in each building to be used daily for the birds. Lighting has been changed to the full Spectrum with UVA & UVB
If a baby will be handfed, it is allowed to stay with the parents (if all is well) up to about 2 weeks after birth. The birth is tracked and recorded for a future hatch certificate. Bands are used most times which are put on the baby a week or so after birth. A baby is then taken and placed in an aviquarium that is lined with Pestell Shavings (or paper towels) as we use in each nest box.
Each baby is fed according to its own schedule, age, etc. Usually it's every 2 hours from 6am to 10:30 pm. You can see how quickly they would then start liking the hand that feeds them! Each baby is not fed IN the aquarium, they are placed outside the aquarium to be fed on a baby blanket or paper towl, therefore being handled at least 8 X / day just for feeding. The food is at a constant temperature and usually has to be reheated once or so. This is because it takes time to handle a baby and handling is also the purpose of the process, not just feeding. This aquarium is located in my home so that I can have constant watch over them and they are introduced at 2 weeks old to "family life"!
When the baby has reached an age where it has feathered out enough to protect itself, it is then moved to the baby aviary. The baby aviary is a custom made insulated garden shed that is 8X10 inside. Baby is then placed still in an aquarium, just not a heated one as the room is climate controlled. The lighting is natural too containing UVA and UVB rays for them. Feeding at this time has changed to every four hours so they are handled and played with while feeding at least 5X / day. They get used to you cleaning their environment, having a dust buster going, doors opening & shutting. If they were still with mom and dad, they'd still be in the nestbox. Now these little guys are getting seed and Orlux Eggfood introduced to them (although still quite young for it) but hey why not. If the wings are getting a bit long, they are now to be clipped.
Now comes another eventful time. Training. These birds are already used to the house and baby aviary. There's some training there, but that is NOT enough. You have to be repetitious as well as adding in new things all the time as they take in so much when they are young. The more you properly introduce, and work with these little guys, the better pet you will have. I have usually 8-10 weeks to make my baby.... into your baby. When a baby is in training (or "school") it will start it's morning with me coming into the baby aviary to feed the younger birds and them. The "school" birds will then be chosen from and placed into a travel carrier to be taken into the house to play at one of the centres that are set up around the home. They are placed in a different location each day from 1 - 4 different settings
1 - school cage in the baby aviary (also where they sleep each night)
2 - a wire bottom play cage in the baby aviary
3 - kitchen playcentre
4- dining room cage with play centre on top
5 - play centre in livingroom/ with cage under
Before the birds leave my home, they will have experience in all of the above environments, sometimes with classmates, and sometimes, just themselves. We also have playtime with my 2 children where I set out a play mat and we all just play. This is placed outside only if weather conditions are right. Training is usually from about 6 weeks of age till we find a home for the baby. We have a german shepherd dog that is also allowed throughout the house (under supervision of course) so the birds are also used to that.
I would want to know how my pet was brought up and hopefully you agree with my methods,
I feel if you're going to own an animal you have to be willing to take care of it properly and I do stand by that. For view our babies for sale, just click above on our babies for sale page.
Thank You For Visiting In Woods Aviary
You will find the most loved, played with and sweet little angels here. To see what is currently available just check out our "babies for sale" page.