About Hex Aviary

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Welcome to HEX Aviary, the home of healthy high quality handfed babies. We offer well socialized vet-checked handfed companions. All lovingly hatched and cared for in our MAP Certified small closed Aviary. Every breeder bird has been tested for Psittacosis, PBFD, and Polyoma, as well as having gone through quarantine before being introduced into our aviary. We guarantee our babies to be free of these diseases. Every baby is vaccinated against Polyoma, cultured and vet-checked before leaving our aviary with a valid health certificate. Complete oral and written instructions as well as a video on bird care are provided with every baby. Necessary supplies, such as a carrier, a hemostat, bene-bac, etc. are also included in the purchase price. Deciding to share your life with a parrot is a long-term commitment. Insure that it is a positive one, for both you and your new life companion.


Our Birds

We handraise the following species of birds in a small caring environment. Our birds are all in flights and receive a natural diet rich in fruits and vegetables and sprouted grains and legumes.

PARROTS:Congo & Timneh African Grays, Hawkheads, Solomon Island & Redsided Eclectus, Greycheeks etc.

COCKATOOS: Moluccans, Umbrellas, Eleanoras, Citrons, Tritons, Lessers, Goffins, etc.

Select proven pairs and singles available, see subsequent section for details. All birds tested, photos or videos available.

PLEASE VISIT THE PHOTO GALLERY TO MEET OUR BABIES AND SOME MEMBERS OF OUR FLOCK.


Babies Available Currently

COCKATOOS- We have beautiful white clouds of joy hatched.

1. Umbrellas- Gentle, curious but mellow companions.

Please contact us for further information about each baby. E-mail PJ@hexaviary.com. SEE PHOTO GALLERY TO VIEW OUR BABIES AND MEET SOME MEMBERS OF OUR FLOCK.


Select Breeders for sale

Proven pairs

Goffins- They lay 2 eggs, incubate and feed 1 chick. You must pull and handraise the other.

Singles

Major Mitchell Male- His mate left him for another. She preferrred the male in the next flight.

Citron Male- Narciso- He is a semi-tame wildcaught import. He is an excellent mate and parent. I have slit up the pair because his mate was my pet first and since I no longer want to breed her, want her as my pet again. He is a wonderful addition any aviary.

Please call for photos and further details: breeding records, photos, etc. or send me an e-mail



Useful Local Information

Recommended LI Avain Veterinarians

1. Dr. Linda Pesek, The Westbury Animal Hospital , 319 Union Ave., Westbury, NY 11590 516 333 1123

2. Dr. Marcia Ratner , Animal Hospital of South Nassau, 4154 Austin Blvd, Island Park, NY 11558, 516-431-1149

3. Dr. Heidi Hoefer , (Board Certified) Animal Medical Center, 510 East 62nd Street, NY, NY 10021-8383, 212-838-8100 Ext. 375 and The West Hills Animal Hospital, 800 Jericho Turnpike, West Hills, NY 516 351 6116 . Call for hours

4. Drs. Michael Hutchinson & Ellen Leonhardt. Animal General, 6320 Route 25A, East Norwich, NY 11590 516 6247500

5. Dr. John Charos, Central Veterinary Associates, (Ask for the Avian Vet): Valley Stream 825-3066, Bayside 718 224 4451, Forest Hills 718 261-1231, Far Rockaway 718 327-0256, Great Neck 466-9191. 24 hour emergency service.

6. Dr. Neil Saslow Baldwin Animal Hospital, 1863 Grand Ave., Baldwin, NY 11590. 516 223-1555

7. Dr. Robert Pisciotta North Fork Animal Hospital, 58605 Route 25A, Southold, NY 11971 516 765-2400.

POISON CONTROL HOTLINE
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1-800-548-2423 - There is a $30.00 charge per incident or 1-900-680-0000 and there is a $20.00 charge to your phone bill for the first minute and $2.95 for each additional minute.

LOCAL BIRD CLUB INFORMATION
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Long Island Parrot Society- Call the Parrot Phone for information about the club, and when and where they meet. 516 957-1100. LIPS has an excellent lost bird and bird rescue department. Call Maureen Dietz at 269 9348 for a lost or found Parrot. Healthy vet-checked , clipped birds are welcome.

Long Island Feather Enthusiasts- Call Lifeline at 516 543 0773 for information about the club and when and where they meet. No birds allowed at meetings.

North Shore Exotic Bird Club- contact Laurie at 516 759 9223 for information about the club and when and where they meet. Healthy, vet- checked, clipped birds only are welcome.

Big Apple Bird Association- Call 212 330 8160 for information about the club and their meetings. Healthy, vet-checked, clipped birds are welcome.


Bird tips & articles

1. For security reasons, we recommend that you save two of your birds feathers when they molt and put them in a small ziplock bag. Squeeze all the air out of the bag and then seal it. Place the bag in thhe freezer. Change the feathers once a year. If your bird is lost or stolen, and its ownership becomes in question, you can take the feathers out of the freezer and send them to a lab for DNA testing. This will prove your ownership without a doubt.

2. TEFLON KILLS- DO NOT USE TEFLON COATED POTS, UTENSILS, IRON OR SELF CLEANING OVENS WITH YOUR BIRDS IN THE HOUSE!!!!

3. To make an inexpensive and practical portable perch, take an undyed wicker basket that has a very stable base and attach small chewable toys to the handle. Strung clothespins and food toys are particularly good. Line the bottom of the basket with paper towels. Introduce the bird to the basket slowly and when the bird is comfortable, voila, you have a practical portable perch. See baby whitecap pionus Footnote Pfeiffer on her portable perch. .

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4. Benefits of Doing Your Own Cultures

5. Portable Power: Affordable Ways to Beat the Whims of Mother Nature


RECOMMENDED AVIAN BOOKS , MAGAZINES, & CATALOGS

AVIAN BOOKS & PUBLICATIONS

1. My Parrot, My Friend by Bonnie Monroe Doane

2. The Parrot in Health and Illness by Bonnie Monroe Doane

3. The Pet Bird Ownerís Handbook, New Edition, by Dr. Gary Gallerstein

4. Feeding Your Pet Bird, Petra Burgmann (Baronís Books)

5. The Human Nature of Birdís by Xenophon T. Barber (paperback)

6. The African Grey by Fran Gonzalez (Neon Pet Products)

7. First Aid For Birds by Tim Hawcroft (TFH Publication)

8. Don't Shoot the Dob by Karen Pryor

9. Parrot Sense by John Doole

MAGAZINES

1 The Pet Bird Report www.petbirdreport.com

2. Bird Talk (subscription dept.) 303 666 8504

CATALOGS

The following is a list of mail order catalogs that have good prices and products. The companies are reputable to deal with. Between them all, your should be able to locate almost all of your avian necessities. They are not in any particular order.

∑ Pet Bird Express 1-800-729-7734 42307 Osgood Road, Unit N, Fremont Ca 94539-5072

∑ Great Companions 1-800-829-2138 P.O. Box 87, Warren, MN 56762

∑ Pet Warehouse 1-800-443- 1160 P.O. Box 310, Xenia, Oh 45385

∑ The Bird Book 1-888-THAT PET 237 CENTERVILLE RD, LANCASTER, PA. 17603

∑ PET SOLUTIONS 1-800-737-3868 802 ORCHARD LANE, BEAVERCREEK, OH. 45434

∑ R.C. STEELE 1-800-872 3773 1989 TRANSIT WAY, BOX 910, ROCKPORT, NY 1444420-0910

∑ Jeffers 1-800-JEFFERS Dothan, Alabama

∑ NEW ENGLAND SERUM 1-800-637-3786 Topsfield, Mass.

∑ Wings & Whiskers (Contact Kelly)

∑ Avian Accessories Janelle Crandell 1 805 245 1013 PO Box 329, Frasier Park, Ca. 93325

∑ Fowl Play 540 731 3186 , 08 Charmont Dr. Radford, VA. 24141-4205

∑ Artistic Avian Accessories ( David Hillsman) 1-209-748-5631, bird@lodinet.com PO Box 441 Wilton, Ca 95693-0441. Ask for sandblasted manzanita only, especially for baby and young birds


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Last update 09/07/99