Colorado Parrot Breeder

Squeaky Cheeks Aviary


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Updated 11.5.2023

We are not going to be breeding this year. We are taking a break this season. Breeding will resume in the fall of 2023. Please do not email us asking for babies. If you are on our mailer and waiting please contact another breeder if you have to have babies right away. Otherwise if next season works for you we can get in touch then. Thank you. If you email me for pricing and availability you will not get a response. Since there's no babies right now.

Items You Need to Buy

Basic must have items:

1) Spacious safe caging: (not placed near a window or tall enough to be above your head as this causes dominance issues)

a) For Conure's: A parrot cage. Conure's need to be housed as safely as a Macaw they are smart little stinkers that will escape an ill equipped cage. Cages need to have secure latching doors. Not easy slide up doors like a Parakeet, Finch or Canary might use. Play top cages are best for optimal out time. A typical Conure cage might be around 24"L X 22" W X 65" T. You can go ridiculously bigger just be sure the bar spacing is 3/4" no larger. 1/2" is fine, or 5/8". 

b) For parakeets at least an 18" x 30" cage. 1/2" bar spacing.

2) 3 cups. One for pellets, one for Veggies and fruit. And one for water.

3) Clause! Do not buy nests! They cause egg laying and aggressive breeding behavior. Birds do not need them!

4) Zupreem pellets. My birds are being raised on it. Green Cheek Conure's like the medium size with the Cockatiel on the bag. Suns and Blue Crowns can have the Cockatiel size as babies or when they get older you can do one size up or mix both sizes. They like to hold it in their hand. Parakeets need the Parakeet size. Get the natural variety. There is nothing wrong with the fruit variety but we have raised all our babies on Natural. So if you want to switch later do it slowly.

5) Fresh veggies all chopped up. We use our ninja. Make it a rainbow of colors.

6) Cinnaspice delight cook mix. Our babies are weaned into it along with vegies.

7) Cuttlebone & a mineral block. Must have both.

8) Perches, differing sizes. Green Cheeks at least 2. 1/2" and 5/8". Suns and Blue Crowns, 5/8".  We like rope perches too. Manzanita perches are perfect! Including a Lava Ledge for beaks and nails is a must! And they will go through these often.

9) 2 toys. At least one must be wood for chewing. One or both need a bell. Conure's like to chew wood so please provide that for them.

10) News paper for the cage bottom, unless you want to use a pelleted substrate or walnut shell or the like.

11) Spray bottle only used for bath water. (they need a bath at least 3 days a week) If they bath themselves no need to do it yourself.

12) A carrier to take him or her home in.

13) Clear f10 cleaner or bleach (a cap full to a gallon of water) & a sponge for cage cleaning. (when the bird is not in the cage please!- In the tub with hot water, rinse well!) 

14) A table top play pen or a play stand.

15) I will be sending home the completed contract as well as a birth certificate with you. You do not need to bring the contract.

Best places to get bird supplies are Pet World on 10th and Wadsworth or World of Birds on 20th and Wadsworth or All Things Birdy on Mansfield and basically Santa Fe.

Cinnaspice Delight

We have been using Cinnaspice Delight for about 30 years. This is a cook mix you make for your birds. We swear by it. All of our babies are weaned onto it along with fresh veggie chop even before they are accustomed to eating Zupreem pellets. You can also hid any other supplements you need to add right into the cook mix any time throughout the birds life. Since I have already gotten them used to eating it. This can be a really useful tool later in life.

You can feed it plain cooked. Or add veggies to it after it cools.

Bird street Bistro has lots of other awesome flavors of cook mix too. We like them all. But CinnaSpice is the best in our opinion. It smells like the holidays and the birds can't eat enough of it. But if you like the other flavors do those too!

Warning! Sand Paper Perch Covers Are Painful!

Do not use sand paper perch covers! They are very painful and cause nerve damage to the foot. Good breeders and bird owners stopped using them 20 years ago. Only low ball money hungry stores still use them. They cause severe pain to the foot just like the old swimming pools and birds loose their grip and can't stand permanently. They are torture for birds!

If you want a nail perch use only one cement, lava, mineral or similar perch. Just one so they can get away from it when they don't want to sit on it.