Impeckable Aviaries is making the following captive reared species, either pairs or extra males and female individuals available for purchase: Lilac crowned and Red headed Amazons, Blue headed Pionus, Blue and Gold Macaws. All birds reared here at Impeckable Aviaries or other Texas aviaries.
If you see a bird you want, email Impeckable Aviaries or call us at 830-868-4509. Price is for each bird and price does not include your shipping costs. Shipping by air is approximately $130.00 - depending on size of your bird.
Find the species of your interest below by clicking on the link for more information and for other special prices on our birds. Looking for something special? Email us. We just might be able to help you find that special bird you are seeking.
Amazons African Greys Senegals Mustache parakeets Macaws
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I am composing species profiles of the birds we raise. First one can be read here: GENUS PIONUS Can you qualify to become an owner of an Impeckable Aviary bird? We recommend that you have an understanding of basic bird biology if you intend to become an owner of a domestically reared parrot. Given good daily care, parrots are likely to live to a very old age. Unlike cats and dogs, parrots have human-scale life spans. The commitment you make when you buy an Impeckable Aviaries bird should be well understood as your bird can be with you for the rest of life. Many of our birds are well over thirty years old and still producing offspring. Knowing as much as you can about all aspects of parrots makes you a better companion for your bird. One should always keep in mind that parrots have strong, sharp beaks and are capable of inflicting painful bites - even the smaller species. And, there is no way around this fact: parrots can be messy. Be certain that you are willing to tolerate and accept the fact that your bird is a parrot - for all that can mean for your relationship together.
Parrots make great pets and are highly desirable because of their ability to imitate human speech and behavior - yes, behavior! Parrot behaviors and antics are enjoyable to watch and can easily be described as comical. Some will strut back and forth on their perches or cage tops. This strutting is accompanied by a flared tail (revealing beautiful pattern and color) in many species, and vocal chortling which says to the objects of their desire (or wrath) 'to come here or go away' depending on the intent of the communication. As parrots mature, they are affected by the seasons (photoperiod - length of daylight influences their hormones) that sometimes mean the little parrots demonstrate territoriality (aggression) towards their owners or possessiveness towards their chosen pet person. In such cases when you find your bird irritable and the behavior leads to conflict, it may be necessary to keep an afflicted bird under control so as to avoid you or your guests being bitten or harassed. Once the mating season has ended, most birds resume their normal relationships with their love ones. If your bird is too unruly, you may be able to alter its behavior with light period manipulation.
Of course parrots potential for grumpy behavior can be attributed to their being survivors of the Dinosaur family once believed to be extinct at the end of the Cretaceous Period. Paleontologists now believe that birds are directly related to the Therepod dinosaurs - the group of dinosaurs that Tyrannosaurs rex and Velociraptor belonged. Birds evolved during the Mesozoic Era, the so - called Age of Dinosaurs, and Archaeopteryx, a 150 million year old Jurassic bird became the first fossil bird specimen recognized as a bird. We know that the Age of Dinosaurs was a dinosaur eat dinosaur world and for a bird to evolve to the form we recognize today meant these tiny dinosaurs -er- birds- had to be tough to survive. Such abilities must mean that our birds have that toughness built into their genes. That is what we see when we experience our bird biting and other parrot behavior. That can be a downside to bird ownership for some, but it can also be insightful and give us a glimpse into the days when dinosaurs ruled our planet. This new reality led me to conjure up a new motto:
If you want to dog...get a dog.
If you want a cat...get a cat.
If you want a Dinosaur...get a Bird!
For an interesting introduction into the Bird-Dinosaur evolutionary link, visit these websites: Dino Buzz at the University of California, Berkeley and Dino Web. You might want to take a peek at the Geologic Time Scale here: Enchanted Learning
Impeckable Aviaries recommends the utilization of any name-brand commercial pelleted diet for a portion of a diet for parrots held in captivity. Fruits, nuts, and vegetables are eagerly accepted by most parrots.
Impeckable Aviaries is home to some of the most beautiful birds in the world - parrots - and is proud to offer for sale select hand-fed parrots for the prospective pet owner and confident, parent-reared parrots for the bird enthusiast. In fact, Impeckable Aviaries does not employ artificial incubation nor do we tube feed or gavauge our newly hatched and hand - feeding chicks with force feeding needles. You may find birds reared in such a manner for sale at the large pet chains in the malls. Some of these facilities sell unweaned birds to inexperienced customers who accidentally injure their birds unknowingly. Too often the result is the loss of a beloved young but otherwise healthy vibrant baby bird - see this LINKfor details. We here at Impeckable Aviaries avoid injury to our chicks by spoon-feeding our babies, a procedure that has never resulted in a burned or torn crop to any of our babies. If you are considering buying a bird from one of these chain stores before your bird is weaned, please see us first. Buying a bird online has distinct advantages over buying a bird in a pet or bird store. Because of the intensive individual attention we provide our birds during the hand-feeding and weaning process means they become the best possible pet birds. And our birds are not exposed to other birds from sources that may be less conscientious than we are about the condition and treatment of our birds. We make sure our birds are handled by prospective buyers with our direct supervision. Our birds aren't in contact with casual shoppers. The personal care we give our own birds gives our customers piece of mind and satisfaction few can offer.
We allow parent birds to provide as much care to their chicks as possible in their captive situations because research at the University of California, Davis, has shown that parent reared birds grow faster and are initially larger than their hand -fed brethren. The companion bird qualities of hand-fed baby parrots is well known, while the advantages of parent-reared birds as better breeders is not as well known, however, a study conducted by Stephanie Myers while an Avian Science student at the University of California at Davis suggests this is the case. Both parent birds and their the chicks benefit from long-term relationships just as you and your bird will.
Impeckable Aviaries supports scientific and conservation-related endeavors related to parrots in captivity and in the wild. Impeckable Aviaries clearly places itself in the interest of wild living bird populations.
Owners Bill Arbon and Elaine Lockhart care for and breed some 20 different species of psittacines and have been rearing parrots together for more than 30 years.
Elaine developed our hand - feeding technique and employed the most nurturing techniques for hand-rearing baby parrots and carefully spoon fed each baby bird we reared. Elaine is a fine artist by education and also operates a small antique store and art gallery. In addition to her own artistic projects, Elaine's full time responsibilities include helping take care of nearly 200 birds. If you have an interest in 20th Century collectibles, go here to see Rare Bird Gallery. In addition to her own artistic projects, Elaine's full time responsibilities include helping take care of nearly 200 birds although she has turned over the hand-rearing chores to Bill.
Bill Arbon, Elaine's partner and confidant is also a college graduate who has worked in a variety of fields; offshore oil, college bookstore, the History Department of Southwest Texas State University, for the Department of Microbiology at the University of Texas, and Curator of Birds at Loro Parque, Tenerife, Spain, the Canary Islands. He has also worked at more mundane occupations. Bill was editor of the Pionus Breeders Association newsletter for many years and was the organization's President as late as 1993. He has written several articles for BirdTalk magazine and Birds USA, and has authored an article for Cage Bird Hobbyist magazine entitled "The Lives and Times of Quaker Parakeets" and the "the Uncertain Future of Feral Quakers".
Other Recommended Links
Our list of interesting and growing links that will take you to other areas of our interests:
We are now promoting eco-tourism both here at home in the USA - both here in Texas - and abroad - especially northern Mexico and South America! We may take part in this endeavor ourselves by organizing and making ourselves available to tourists who want guided explorations of hidden out of the way places, little touted or appreciated by large tour companies. Stay tuned for developments. A new link we have been asked to tout is Earthfoot, an eco-tourism organization that promotes the development of small earth friendly eco-tours led by capable guides that can show you the best their respective countries have to offer. Check them out!
To find information about the Texas Hill Country, LBJ Country, Texas Wine Country, or Johnson City, Texas, home of the 36th President of the United States of America, and Impeckable Aviaries, see the Impeckable Aviaries' Unofficial Johnson City Tour Guide an unofficial guide to the sights and sounds of Johnson City, Texas and the Texas Hill Country. Also, I have photographs of the area featured in Google Earth. You can see my photos following this link as well as viewing them on Google Earth: Bill Arbon
I have created a web page for my late father, Major Leonard L. Arbon, U.S.A.F. (Ret). You may access it by clicking here Captain Leonard Arbon. It has a link to the Fin Twisters, a skin diving club organized by my father and John Comin in the early 1950s in Biloxi, Mississippi. You may also may be interested in the skin diving club, the Fin Twisters, Keesler Air Force Base's diving club formed at the time. Click here Fin Twisters for more interesting history.
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Bill Arbon, Impeckable Aviaries