Hi I Am David
Jack and Jill
Birds Birds and More Birds
Hello, my name is David. In the last couple of years what started out as one small cage with a few budgies has now grown to several avaries with an assortment of birds. At the moment we have Rainbow Lorikeets, pale-headed Rosella's, Gouldian Finches, Zebra Finches, Masked Love Birds,Quails, Peach Faces, Cockatiels, Red Rump Parrots, Rosa Bourkes, Hooded Parrots, Canaries, an assortment of Ring necks, a short billed Corella and a Cockatoo. We no longer keep Budgies. Occasionally, I have some of these birds for sale to help keep up with the cost of food and housing of these birds.
Above is a picture of myself and tweety, our hand raised, pale -headed Rosella. Please check what birds I have for sale . We hope to continue getting more variety as time goes by. Our Corella, Jill, can be very vicious so don't go near her cage. She talks to you but be warned if you get too close you will soon feel her bite and it is not nice, let me tell you. My family and I get a lot of enjoyment from the birds.
Pale Headed Rosella's
Genus: Trichoglossus haematodus moluccanus
Common Name/s: Rainbow Lorikeet, Swainson's Lorikeet, Coconut Lorikeet
Origin / Distribution: Australia, New Guinea, Indonesia and some of the Pacific islands
Lifespan : approx. 15/20 years
Sexing: Monomorphic - Extremely difficult. Will need DNA sexing.
Voice: Screech. Very sociable - especially when wild birds come calling.
Food: dry powder and fruits.
Behaviour: These birds are the clowns of the aviary. They are always on the go and love playing with just about anything they have access to.
We have hand raised a couple of lorikeets and they are so wonderful that they even like their belly rubbed like a little puppy. They also enjoy a splash around in water. A word of warning though: they do squirt and can be quite messy. Therefore, their cage needs to be cleaned regularly.
Scientific name: Barnardius zonarius
Description: The Indian Ringneck is classified as a smaller parrot known as the parakeet. These birds have a hooked beak, a long tail, and are moderate in size compared to most conures. These parrots are about 16 inches in length.
Habitat: Asian and African forest or arabic environments
We have: White, Yellow, Green and Blue Ringnecks
Food: Vegetables, especially celery and capsium and a good quality parrot mix.
As you can see we have manage to breed these birds.
Three Babies in Nest
Green and Yellow
Scientific Name: Neophema pulchella
Common Name/s: Turquoise Parrot, Turquoisine Parrot, Turquoise Neophema, Turquoisine Neophema. Our children call them paddle-pop birds
Origin / Distribution: To the East and West of the Great Divide from Wide Bay to Victoria.
Breeding: In North Queensland they seem to breed in just about any receptacle. It won't be long and we should start breeding these birds.
Lifespan : approx. 10 - 15 years
Sexing: Dimorphic - Generally sexing is easy after about 6 months. Some males will show the feint chocolate shoulder bar at an early age, and most young males have a brighter head colouring.
Paperwork: You do need a movement advise with these birds.
Scientific Name: Platycercus adscitus palliceps
Common Name/s: Pale Headed Rosella, Mealy Rosella.
Sub Species: Pale headed Rosella is a sub-species of the Blue cheeked Rosella Platycercus adscitus adscitus
Origin / Distribution: North-eastern New South Wales and most of Queensland up to about Cooktown.
Age to Sexual Maturity: 18 months minimum to 3 years.
Lifespan : approx 15 years
Sexing: The sure sign is the male feeding, or attempting to feed the hen
Breeding Season: September-January. Males can get aggressive with the young. They don’t particularly like their own kind so keep them separated.
Paperwork: You do need movement advise for these birds.
Food: They like their greens and a good quality parrot mix.
Behaviour:They really enjoy baths. We have found them to be a delightful bird in our aviaries. We have been able to breed these quite well.
I am Aviary Breed
Pale Headed Rosella
We are Tweety's parents
I am being Hand raised
Scientific Name: Neopsephotus bourkii. (formerly known as Neophema bourkii)
Common Name/s: Bourke's Parrot, Bourke’s Grass Parrot, Bourke Parrot, Bourke's Grassie.
Origin / Distribution: Inland Australia.
Breeding: Easy. Will share aviary with just about any other bird. Very quiet. Will use just about any box.
Lifespan : approx. 10 years
Sexing: Dimorphic. Male has blue band on head. Females do not have the blue frontal band and can have a feint white under wing band
General Notes: A great beginners bird as they are very hardy and very peaceful birds. They also get along with most of our birds.
Scientific Name: Erythrura gouldiae
Common Name/s: Gouldian, Gouldian Finch, Gouldian Grassfinch, Rainbow Finch.
Origin / Distribution: Across northern Australia except the east coast of Queensland.
Adult plumage: Most Gouldian molt around December in Townsville. Could be different in cooler climates.
We haven't had much luck breeding these birds yet .
Scientific Name: Taeniopygia guttata (or previously Poephila guttata)
Common Name/s: Zebra Finch.
Origin / Distribution: Most of Australia except coastal areas. Mainly found in the arid centre of the continent. Not found in Tasmania.
Lifespan (estimate):7 - 8 years
Gouldian & Zebra
Scientific Name: Leptolophus hollandicus
Common Name/s: Cockatiel, Quarrion, Weiro.
Habitat in Wild: Most common in the dry arid interiors of Australia generally in lightly timbered areas, but has adapted to farming and grain growing areas.
Breeding: We have breed a few of these guys
Adult plumage: attained at about 6 months
Lifespan: 15 - 20 years.
As you can see the children love to play with our hand raised birds
Our Daughter with snowy
Our son with a Cockateil
Common Name/s: Hooded Parrot, Anthill Parrot, Black Hooded Parrot.
Sub Species: None
Origin / Distribution: Northern Territory
Lifespan : 15 years?
Sexing: Dimorphic - Young males can be sexed in the nest. They get the gold colour on the wings.
Paperwork: You do need movement advise for these birds.
We are only just starting with these birds and the male is couloring up just wonderfully.
Female Hooded Parrot
Male Hooded Parrot
Scientific Name: Psephotus haematonotus
Common Name/s: Red Rumped Parrot, Grass Parrot.
Origin / Distribution: South-eastern Australia. From Eastern South Australia to southern Queensland.
Lifespan : approx. 15 years. Some over 20 years.
Sexing: Dimorphic - Most are very obvious with the “red rump”, however, the Blue Mutations lack this.
In the natural form the chicks can be sexed in the nest. With some of the mutations, sexing is not so easy.
We have just got a blue mutation recently which has not breed for us yet . We also have lime ones which are very nice as they breed quite nicely.
Behaviour: We do find that we have to keep the different pairs away from each other as they tend to fight.
We have no Birds for sale at this time.
There are birds breeding and when ready for Sale
we will update this page