Meet the Flock
Brown Necked parrots from Live Oak Aviary
In the last twenty or so years we have raised only a dozen of the most exceptional macaws in our experience. Granted, we are a bit prejudiced, but when frequently asked to name our favorite bird, we both agree that is has to be the Red Fronted Macaw.
A Hahn’s macaw’s personality is much like that of its larger macaw cousins — bold, fun, active — but in a more manageable size, which makes this parrot a popular companion.
We are no longer breeding these gentle giants of the Macaw family, but enjoy reliving our history with these beautiful creatures in the gallery to follow.
We have several species of Macaws, some of which are extremely endangered and not encouraged as pets. At various times in our booth we will show Blue Throated, Red Fronted, Green Wing, Blue and Gold and Scarlet Macaws.
We raise a variety of well-socialized lovebirds. Shown here are two of our lavender babies. Please check with us for availabilty.
The Jardine’s Parrot is one of the larger parrots of the genus Poicephalus. Like other African species they are characterized by a rather prominent beak and squarish tail. The adults reach an average length of about 11 inches.).
Great Billed parrots are one of the rarest of parrot genera. The scientific name is Tanygnathus. We were fortunate to acquire a pair in 2003 that originally were purchased from June Dinger of Florida.
Eclectus is a genus of parrots which includes several subspecies, four of which are commonly bred. The unique characteristic of this group of parrots is their dimorphism or the distinct difference between the males and females.
To be able to share with other bird lovers the experience of raising these incredible creatures has been a long-term dream. So many of our familiar parrots are very close to extinction as habitats continue to decline and the planet becomes more toxic, physically and spiritually.
Ten week old Moluccan Cockatoo chicks in the nursery not sure about the red drones overhead.
Cockatoos Many Parrot experts will tell you that most species of Cockatoos should never have been brought from the wild and asked to share our homes. The numbers of cockatoos in sanctuaries and those waiting for adoptive homes confirms this belief.
There are two types of Caiques. Today you will see both black headed and apricot headed clowns. These confident and outgoing parrots keep us laughing all day long. Although they are not the best talkers, their antics are unequaled.
Scarlet Macaws have a reputation for being somewhat more aggressive and unpredictable than other large Macaws. After raising several clutches of Scarlets some alongside other species of macaws, we have concluded that their disposition is not much different from the Green Wing macaws, who are commonly referred to as the gentle giants.
The Timneh African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus timneh) is the smaller of the African Grey Parrot species at approximately 10 inches (26 cm) in length and weighing approximately 300 grams.
The Congo African Grey Parrot (Psittacus erithacus erithacus), is the largest and more commonly known of the two types of the African Grey Parrot.
The chestnut-fronted macaw or severe macaw is one of the largest of the mini-macaws.
The Meyer’s parrot is closely related to other parrots in the Poicephalus genus—the Senegals, Red Belly parrot and Brown-headed . they are all equal in size at about 8-9 inches.
The parrotlet parrot might be small in size but it is big in personality. These pint-size parrots are bold and assertive, and they can learn to talk, too.