For those people who are not close and would still
like to purchase a baby from us we offer
Flying Gems Aviary was started back in 1998. We first started out with a pair of Cockatiels and a pair of Peachfaced Lovebirds. We never bred the cockatiels not knowing whether they were related or not. We left them to be pets.
Fred and Ethel produced many clutches that first year (1999). We kept one baby, Emerald. When Emerald was old enough we searched for a Dutch Blue Violet to place with him. We drove to the Berkshires and purchased a female.
The following year (2000); we kept a baby from Emerald and Sapphire. I started thinking about a mate for Malachite. I fell in love with a picture of a Peachfaced lovebird on a website. I wrote to the owner and within the year was able to purchase a baby. The baby was a Silver lovebird. A couple of months later I was contacted by the breeder, she was going to stop breeding lovebirds and start breeding larger birds. I bought the 7 remaining birds that she had. So began Flying Gems Aviary.
In 2001 I received as a gift an Indian Ringneck parakeet. We named her Zipper. I had always wanted one. In August, I adopted Jake and Ticho, 2 Blue Crown Conures.
In 2002; We now have 7 breeding pairs of Peachfaced Lovebirds. We concentrated on the lighter mutations like silver. All our birds are pets first breeders second. We had been searching for over a year for an Indian ringneck to go with Zipper. We finally found one and flew the bird in. The bird seemed fine but when we took him for his exam and had blood work done he was found to be positive for PBFD (Psittacine Beak & Feather Disease). We retested Austin in November and he tested Negative for PBFD. He was slowly introduced to the other birds in the house.
In 2003; We now have 7 breeding pairs of Peachface
lovebirds, 2 Blue Crown Conures, 2 Indian Ringnecks and 1 Black Cheeked
Lovebird. We are looking for a female Black cheek lovebird to
place with our male and hope to breed them in the future.
In 2006; We did little breeding this year. We
hope by next spring to breed our Ringnecks. We also hope to have
successful breedings between our Black-Cheeked Lovebird mutations.
In 2010; We finally had a succesful hatch with our Indian Ringneck Pair.
We get many emails asking us different questions.
When will you have babies?
I have a bird and I no longer want it, will you help
Will you take my bird?
Do you sell Cages?
Do you give tours of the Aviary?
How many miles/ hours will you drive to meet someone?
Will you sell an Un-weaned baby?
Do you require a Deposit?
How long will you hold a bird?
I care about my babies very much. I always want to make sure that the new parents and the babies have a happy life together. I ask that all new owners if they ever have a problem with the baby or are no longer able to care for the bird, to return the bird to me. I have worked with a family and their new baby to insure a happy relationship. I went to the house and showed them proper handling. They call me on a regular basis to ask questions and to tell me their progress. I understand that there are bird people and non bird people. I want the non bird people to have the same enjoyment as the bird people do.
Gina: I am a Certified Veterinary
Technician. I have worked at animal hospitals for over 11 years. For
the past 7 years (95'-02') I have worked at the Brookline Animal Hospital
in Brookline, MA, which is now owned by the Healthy Pet Corp. As
of September 2002 I started working
at Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists in Buzzards Bay, MA.
Enjoy my website! You
will meet many different characters. I have grown up with animals
and there is not an animal that I can think of that I have not worked with
or owned. While in College I worked at an Aquarium, a Zoo, and a
Museum. At the aquarium I worked with penguins. At the Zoo I
worked with everything. My favorites were the otters. At
the museum I worked with a variety of educational animals. They
ranged from birds of prey to alligators to porcupines.
Paul: I am a software architect. I have
been in the field of software development for over 11 years. I enjoy
the challenge of the ever changing technology. I currently work at
Ocean Spray in their IT