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Hanfed Baby Budgies

While we do focus on rescued or surrendered animals, there are a select number of animals that we do intentionally breed for pets. 

The Budgerigar, or "budgie", is a small parrot from Australia. They're more commonly referred to as "parakeets" here in US. They're a small, relatively quiet parrot with one of the largest speech capabilities! They make great pets for all kinds of people including children and adults. In fact, they're one of the only birds we recommend for kids! After we're done hand-feeding them, they end up being such sweet, playful and curious companions that really bond with their humans!

How it works:

In order to keep our parent and baby budgies happy and healthy, we intentionally don't breed in large batches. We give special care and attention to each individual baby and we monitor their parent's closely. We also receive budgies from a local breeder that takes the same care in her colony as well. This ensures a long lived and healthy pet bird.

Once the babies reach a certain age/size they are available for choice. Since they're still being hand-fed when we you choose your bird, they won't be ready to go home quite yet. We encourage you to visit at much as possible and bond with your bird while it's still in the hand-feeding stage.

While it may be tempting to get multiple handfed budgies, we really recommending having only one. While it's true of parent-raised birds that they should have a bird companion, our babies bond with people, creating a new flock. They prefer human companionship and will stay tame and sweet throughout their life if kept by themselves and handled on a regular basis. If you'd like more than one bird, please consider the many rescued parent-raised budgies that we have available for adoption!

Our trained staff are experts in hand feeding. Our bird manager Joe has a degree in Ornathology (study of birds). Both Joe and our other bird specialist Jennifer, have completed training from PIJAC's "Certified Avian Specialist" program.

To inquire or if you'd like to meet your future budgie, please call us at 415-564-6482 and ask for our Bird Manager Joe! As of September 22, 2023 we have no baby birds in the weaning stage. We may have some babies ready to be handfed soon.The handfeeding process is as much of an art as it is a science, so weaning times vary greatly, but as of right now the wait for a baby budgie is at least 3 months!

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