Spring Events & English Budgies about to Hatch

April 25, 2017

We are anxiously awaiting two pairs of English Budgerigar to hatch. Fingers crossed we have better luck than this winter. A humidity issue in the breeding room caused some DIS clutches of Linnies which was so sad. We have remedied that and are hoping this go around is successful.

Misty, a sky blue opaline spangle is guarding her eggs that are ready to hatch. © COPYRIGHT 2017 Eddie's Aviary

Misty, a sky blue opaline spangle is guarding her eggs that are ready to hatch. © COPYRIGHT 2017 Eddie’s Aviary

Misty laid a whopping 8 eggs. 5 look fertile. Anything can happen, but fingers crossed! © COPYRIGHT 2017 Eddie's Aviary

Misty laid a whopping 8 eggs. 5 look fertile. Anything can happen, but fingers crossed!
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Other news: I finished my first newsletter as editor for the Lineolated Parakeet Society and it was well received. We will be setting up a table May 7th in Auburn, NH at the Birds of a Feather Avicultural Society spring expo. We will be selling herb salad along with millet and custom car window decals.

I am tearing up sod in the backyard for two more raised garden beds and I am planting them full of spray millet, and healthy greens (oakleaf lettuce, giant red mustard greens, and swiss chard to name a few). It is a fun hobby and I love that the birds benefit!

March 21, 2017

Caged birds are usually without the ability to self-medicate with natural herbs, tree bark, and roots that they would use in the wild to cure many ailments. We have been using a fabulous product for the past few years and are offering it online to our fans for a fabulous price with free shipping. Read more about Herb Salad by Twin Beaks Aviary for the best price online on our dedicated page here.

Herb Salad comes in vacuum sealed bags, with manufacturer seal. Twin Beaks guarantees satisfaction with their product. My birds love it! © COPYRIGHT 2017 Eddie's Aviary

Herb Salad comes in vacuum sealed bags, with manufacturer seal. Twin Beaks guarantees satisfaction with their product. My birds love it!                                           © COPYRIGHT 2017 Eddie’s Aviary

On Nestbox news, we have a couple of linnie pairs on eggs. The wait list is long and we do not want to take any more deposits until we have caught up. Thank you all for your support and patience.

March 01, 2017

We built a roomy 7 foot by 8 foot and 7 foot ceiling English Budgie flight last week, constructed new shelves in the breeding room so the cages are individual from one another for easier cleaning once the pair goes to the resting flights and did lots of painting. We were busy!

No matter how many perching opportunities, budgerigars love to sit with their "flock" © COPYRIGHT 2017 Eddie's Aviary

No matter how many perching opportunities, budgerigars love to sit with their “flock”
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Newly constructed indoor English Budgie flight. We hope to offer some babies for sale this summer. © COPYRIGHT 2017 Eddie's Aviary

Newly constructed indoor English Budgie flight. We hope to offer some babies for sale this summer.
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We had to take a break setting new pairs up during the construction, but will be procuring love for a pair of bourkes and a couple pairs of linnies this week.

We were blessed with a singleton linnie chick from our best quality pair in their first clutch. I am handfeeding that chick now, it is a cobalt. Waiting on the dna sexing to come in and I will contact the lucky person at the top of the wait list.

We have a colorful opaline (rosie) bourke we may be interested in parting with when weaned. It will be parent raised.

I purchased a new camera lens and have been working on my aviary photography with the help of a book my mum in law got me. Here is a recent one I like.

Adult scarlet chested parakeet male - Martin. Multiple Best in Show Winner © COPYRIGHT 2017 Eddie's Aviary

Adult scarlet chested parakeet male – Martin. Multiple Best in Show Winner
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I am working on the next edition of the Linnie Ledger for the Lineolated Parakeet Society as I am the editor. I am looking forward to the spring exhibition schedule on the east coast.

We have begun offering disease testing along with the standard DNA sexing as it is done from the same blood sample. It is a very inexpensive way to have added peace of mind in bringing a new bird home if you have an existing one. Contact us for details.

January 25, 2017

Baby bourkes have started to fledge….. There is one opaline available we are waiting on the sexing results for.

One pair of linnies are on fertiles, and a pair of scarlets is on eggs (waiting to candle) and Eddie and Firelight are giving it another shot (lovebirds).

I am the new newsletter editor for the Lineolated Parakeet Society and have been assembling a proposal for a new and exciting physical printed and mailed edition of their Linnie Ledger. It will be packed with interesting species specific articles ranging from pet care and training, foraging and enrichment activities, exhibition standards and tips, as well as breeding protocols and discussion.

January 9th, 2017

We are hand feeding 3 baby bourkes. One hen is reserved if we get one, but there are two others available. The sexing data should be in a week from today.

We have two pairs of scarlets nesting as well, and a pair of linnies laid their first egg yesterday! Exciting times. We didn’t set any pairs up for a few months so we wouldn’t be hand feeding during Christmas, and I am happy to be back at it! Funny how I miss it after long.

Hope everyone had a nice Christmas Holiday. I am off to the Birds of a Feather Xmas party in New Hampshire in a couple of hours. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

December 11th, 2016

Cleaning is my zen activity. My daughter seems to be taking a shine to it as well!

Elena loves to help her mum clean the aviary. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Elena loved to help her mum clean the aviary today.
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Speaking of cleaning….. we use a bird safe cleaner we make here. 3 cups of hot water, 3 tablespoons baking soda & 3 tablespoons of lemon juice. Fizzes up at the end, and does a great job getting the poop off.

November 29th, 2016

We have a normal male scarlet paired to an aqua hen that are laying as well as a normal bourke split to opaline (rosie) and ino with an opaline hen (both carry violet, and previous kids have had great color, especially in normals…. with nice size and substance). We set up a couple of pairs of linnies, with all mutations possible….. even violet! Fingers crossed they find new love, as these are first timers.

Elena just turned 3 and she loves birds! I see a budding aviculturist. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Elena just turned 3 and she loves birds! I see a budding aviculturist in her. 
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Watching our daughter and her soulful, caring way really touches my spirit and invigorates me to work so hard to produce babies others can enjoy like we do. She is here with a baby light green English Budgie male named RJ. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Watching our daughter and her soulful, caring way with the birds really touches my spirit, and invigorates me to work so hard to produce babies others can enjoy like we do.
She is here with a baby light green English Budgie male named RJ.
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Our daughter Elena has really taken a shine to some young English Budgies and if all goes well… she may have more to play with come spring. Over Thanksgiving, the whole family enjoyed playing with the young budgies…. including Elena’s paternal great grandmother. It was a fabulous dinner and we feel so thankful for each other, and this hobby I get to enjoy so much.

Great grandmother Mimi at 96 years old on Thanksgiving, enjoying her great grandaughter and namesake's baby light green English Budgie male named RJ. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Great grandmother Mimi at 96 years old on Thanksgiving, enjoying her great grandaughter and namesake’s baby light green English Budgie male named RJ.
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November 05, 2016

We have just wrapped up exhibition season until spring. We had a great time, and I got to see a couple of linnies that were bred by us come and compete! It was great to see fresh faces and spend time with friends. At the final show of the season (we brought 3 linnies) we took best linnie in both shows and landed onto the top bench (top 10 birds in show) both times. Our green linnie male was 4th best out of 46 parrots! We look forward to earning more points hopefully next year as he has 52 out of 75 points needed to make champion. A lofty goal! He and his accomplished winning brother are being set up with hens as we speak. A very young dark green hen of ours landed top bench as well which was exciting.

Jade enjoying the grasskeet flight where juvenile linnies go to grow to adulthood. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Jade enjoying the grasskeet flight where juvenile linnies go to grow to adulthood.
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Jade - our young dark green Linnie hen that has a large bright eye and has already hit top bench exhibiting at 10 weeks old. ♥ © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Jade – our young dark green Linnie hen that has a large bright eye and has already hit top bench exhibiting at 10 weeks old. ♥
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We had a nice break from handfeeding babies for the last couple of months, and are ready to get back to it after Christmas. Funny how I miss it before long! We just set up a pair of bourkes, scarlet chested and some linnies. Most mutations are possible, with the exception of greywing as they are usually smaller birds and don’t do well exhibiting compared to the normal barred counterparts. We do work one line of greywing on lutino and creamino so sometimes we offer them.

Our daughter Elena helping train some baby violet fledgling linnies. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Our daughter Elena helping train some baby violet fledgling linnies.
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A trio of violet cobalt linnie siblings with ful crops and dirty faces after eating lunch. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

A trio of violet cobalt linnie siblings with full crops and dirty faces after eating lunch.
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We are starting a waiting list for violet, as well as greywing ino Lineolated parakeets as we have built up a diverse bloodline and can likely part with a few in 2017. Contact Us for pricing and details.

September 10, 2016

Our nestboxes our brimming with baby linnies! We have both parent raised and hand-fed and tamed babies available in most all mutations. If you would like to reserve yours now, click here. 

Currently Handfeeding © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Violet cobalts & a scarlet chested parakeet
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September 08, 2016

My pet peachfaced lovebird named Eddie (we named the aviary after him) is a month away from 9 years old. He has always had pair bonds with male linnies and once a male lovebird, but has always been an overpreener on himself during breeding season. My husband one night after dinner said “honey… Eddie isn’t going to be around forever, would you want a baby from him before its too late?” So, I decided yes. He has always tried to help feed baby linnies I am handfeeding and really seemed to have that desire so I got him a wife. A beautiful hen bred by my good friend and fellow exhibitor in Iowa. Once introduced, they were quickly in love. Today I put on the nestbox and they ran to it with joy. I don’t know if at 9 years old he will be fertile still, but am looking forward to seeing how this turns out. Exciting times!

Our aviary namesake and mascot Eddie is 9 years old and may be a dad for the first time soon. He is a peachfaced lovebird in the mutation violet aqua pallid. Here is our turquoise linnie male (sleepy here) that took best linnie and 6th overall out of 98 Parrots. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Our aviary namesake and mascot Eddie is 9 years old and may be a dad for the first time soon. He is a peachfaced lovebird in the mutation violet aqua pallid.
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Eddie's wife..... Firelight. She started to nest the moment she saw him. Bred by winning exhibitors Jeanne and Ken Synder of Iowa. She is big and beautiful! She is a peachfaced lovebird and her mutation is dark green pallid opaline. Here is our turquoise linnie male (sleepy here) that took best linnie and 6th overall out of 98 Parrots. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Eddie’s wife….. Firelight. She started to nest the moment she saw him. Bred by winning exhibitors Jeanne and Ken Synder of Iowa. She is big and beautiful! She is a peachfaced lovebird and her mutation is dark green pallid opaline.
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♥ The happy couple! ♥ © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

♥ The happy couple! ♥
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August 04-06, 2016

Thank you Vicki Meyer for offering this beautiful award for the Best Linnie in Show. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Thank you Vicki Meyer for offering this beautiful award for the Best Linnie in Show.
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We attended the American Federation of Aviculture (AFA) national convention in Cromwell, CT. We arrived Friday and left Sunday, attending a genetics talk, viewing the vendor hall, exhibiting in the show, and topped it all off with a great dinner and awards banquet Saturday night. We brought a couple of linnies for the exhibition on Saturday and in the first show took Best Linnie out of 11 linnies and that bird went on to take 6th Best in Show out of 98 Parrots! The other linnie we entered placed 2nd in the class, and took 13th Best in Show. We met lots of internet friends that we have formed bonds with over the last few years, with two of my best girlfriends flying in from Oregon, and the other traveled by RV from Iowa! This hobby has brought me such joy, and it is a real treat to spend time with other like minded people. Saturday night we didn’t go to bed until almost 5am! This was the first east coast convention in 42 years. It was such a treat to be in driving distance to go!

View of the Exhibition Hall at the Radisson during the AFA convention in August 2016. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

View of the Exhibition Hall at the Radisson during the AFA convention in August 2016. There were 3 shows going on at once – Parrots, Cockatiels and Finch
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Here is our turquoise linnie male (sleepy here) that took best linnie and 6th overall out of 98 Parrots. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Here is our turquoise linnie male (sleepy here) that took best linnie and 6th overall out of 98 Parrots.
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First parrot show at the AFA convention top bench. © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

First parrot show at the AFA convention top bench. Laura Tinker from NY won BIS with her Blue-fronted Amazon 
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 June 01, 2016

Our Best In Show Scarlet Chested Parakeet cock named Martin © COPYRIGHT 2016 Rick Solis

Our Best In Show Scarlet Chested Parakeet cock named Martin Bred & Shown by us 
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We have returned from the weekend of shows in West Warwick, RI and are tired but happy. Our scarlet chested parakeet Martin won Best in Show both shows on Saturday and our linnies not far behind. The first show of the weekend the top 4 best in show were all our birds. Sunday we didn’t do as well as Saturday but still found 4 of the 6 birds we brought landing on top bench each show. Full show report to follow as soon as the official results are in. Top Bench is the top 10 birds of the show, judging the winner of each different species represented against one another. Below is a photo of the first “Top Bench” of the weekend show. Our scarlet 1st, and our 3 linnies took 2nd, 3rd, and 4th. It was a great weekend and it was such a joy to spend time with some friends I don’t get to see as much as I would like. Show attendance ranged between 20 and 31 birds. I would love to see more people becoming involved with exhibition and would love to teach you what I have learned. It is not intimidating like you may think.

1st Judged Show of the RI Quad May 28, 2016 (1st-4th place are our birds) © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

1st Judged Show of the RI Quad May 28, 2016  (1st-4th place are our birds)
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Our young Creamino Linnie Hen did a great job in the show box © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Our young Creamino Linnie Hen did a great job in the show box which accounts for a portion of the judging, called Deportment
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Young Opaline Selection Hen © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Our Young Opaline Selection Hen was calm and steady 
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May 16, 2016

We are so thrilled about all the excitement and joy this hobby brings us. We have a couple of pairs of linnies laying, and are show box training for a 4 part show at the end of the month. We have a healthy wait list for the linnies and hope the pairs do well. Everything seems super so far. We have a dark green/turq hen paired to a mauve and a normal green/turquoise x lutino (possible dark factor, chance split turq). We can’t wait to see how the babies look, as these are new pairs.

© COPYRIGHT 2015 Eddie's Aviary Dark green/turq hen mom

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Dark green/turq hen mom

© COPYRIGHT 2014 Eddie's Aviary Green Cock leaf loves to snuggle

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Green Cock leaf loves to snuggle

© COPYRIGHT 2014 Eddie's Aviary A normal green colored Linnie, his name is Leaf

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A normal green colored Linnie, his name is Leaf

 

May 01, 2016

Spring was good to us. We had some beautiful and sweet birds born and fly off to their new homes. We have taken some time off and are ready to get back to it. LED lights and newly designed nestboxes have been installed on the 40x20x20 roomy breeding cages that we don’t divide. We have just set up a few pairs of linnies. Today I weighed all the birds as they were paired up and they all have gained between 8 and 10 grams since moving into the new flights last November (they weren’t thin or small then!). Muscle! The birds we paired are young and inexperienced, between 14-24 months, and first timers. Never know how it will turn out, but they are in condition and shining. Fingers crossed.

April 18, 2016

3 week old handfed creamino linnie hen for sale © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

3 week old handfed creamino linnie hen for sale
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Just starting to perch and become playful. Will be weaned in 3-4 weeks. Contact us for information to reserve her.

April 3rd – We had a great time seeing friends at the BOAF Spring Mart. Next bird event we can make will be an exhibition the weekend of May 28th in Rhode Island.

Trio of sf violet d turq (cobalt) Linnie fledglings © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Trio of sf violet d turq (cobalt) Linnie fledglings
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Our single factor violet pairing gave us 3 beautiful babies in violet! We hope to pick a winner from the trio and exhibit them this year. The parents are caring for new hatches now and if any are not carrying a violet factor… we can be persuaded to part with them.

We have just set up a dark green/turquoise hen x mauve linnie pair, and a cobalt hen x sf greywing lutino/turquoise male will be starting the second clutch as they only had a single chick in the first one.

We have 2 pairs of Bourke’s hatching babies…. and one pair of scarlet chested parakeets.

We have added two new pages to the website…. one describes what to expect with a scarlet chested parakeet as a hand tamed pet, and the other describes minimum cage requirements and provides a link to an affordable great sized flight cage.

March 1st  2016

We have been blessed with babies. Let us know with this form what you are looking for, we just may have it!

Photo taken on Valentines Day below shows 3 Linnie babies with a scarlet. These are reserved, but we have more on the horizon.

Currently Handfeeding © COPYRIGHT 2016 Eddie's Aviary

Currently Handfeeding
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Baby Bourke's looking good!

Baby Bourke’s looking good!

DECEMBER 13, 2015

We have set up a couple of gorgeous pairs of Linnie and Bourke. We will keep the site posted with any updates.

NOVEMBER 17, 2015

Almost weaned.... clutch of scarlets ready to go to their new homes soon. © COPYRIGHT 2015 Eddie's Aviary

Almost weaned…. clutch of scarlets ready to go to their new homes soon.
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This clutch of scarlets sold, but we will have more in the spring. Reserve yours now.

NOVEMBER 16, 2015

First flight done with residents in!

First flight done with residents in!

NOVEMBER 01, 2015

New aviary is getting the stainless steel wire installed this week. It is coming together and looking fabulous. The birds are going to love it as much as we are!

© COPYRIGHT 2015 Eddie's Aviary First section of wire goes in! Hooray!

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First section of wire goes in! Hooray!

 

OCTOBER 26, 2015

Normal scarlet chested parakeet male x cinnamon scarlet chested hen have 4 hatchlings that have all been legbanded and are growing well! Contact us if you want one or a pair of same sex handfed as pets, and we would do that on request.

Here is a photo of dad:

© COPYRIGHT 2015 Eddie's Aviary Cock bird of available babies

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Cock bird of available babies

OCTOBER 17, 2015

We attended our final exhibition for the year, the Massachusetts Caged Bird Association show in Lowell, MA. We had 3 birds that made it to top bench! A turquoise linnie took 3rd, a green linnie took 6th, and a juvenile scarlet chested parakeet took 9th Best in Show! We met some wonderful new people, and got to catch up with some old ones. We look forward to 2016.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2015

2nd Best in Show winner at the BOAF show on Sept. 12, 2015

We took 2nd Best in Show winner at the BOAF show on Sept. 12, 2015 with this green linnie!

We exhibited in our first show this past weekend in New Hampshire and had a great time. We placed Best Novice, and took a second Best in Show with a green lineolated cock.

We had the opportunity to spend time talking at the show about the fabulous life of a great man in Aviculture that passed away last week, Dr. Al Decoteau. He will be missed by many, many people.

Here we are (baby Elena wasn't even a year old) watching Dr. Al judge last year in New Hampshire.

Here we are (baby Elena wasn’t even a year old) watching Dr. Al judge last year in New Hampshire.

We are 3/4 through construction of our new aviary. Visit Here to see the progress……

We always encourage emails or calls from anyone that wants help or advice about breeding or exhibiting. A species is only as good as what the breeders are doing…. we need to talk often and work together to make things great.

Don’t see what you are looking for? Contact us…. we just may have it but haven’t posted it yet.