Welcome to Flutter Farm! Thanks for stopping by. We are a small hobby breeder of cockatiels located in Shermans Dale, PA. Check back for updates and availability. Click under "Nest Box News" for up to date information on our current babies! We just started exhibiting last year - check our Show Results page to see how we did.
How did we get started? It started with one little bird named Tiki.
In 2006, my 10 year old daughter wanted to use her birthday money for her very own pet. We went through her wish list - Ferret, Guinea Pig, Bird. We researched parakeets online, and decided to find a breeder who hand raises parakeets, as we wanted a hand tamed baby for her first bird. What a great experience that was. We waited for eggs to hatch, we visited the breeder every week to learn how to handle and care for our new pet! When Tiki was finally ready to come home, we had no idea just how much our life was about to change!
One bird led to another and before we knew it we were hooked! In March 2007, my daughter purchased what was to be our first cockatiel, Bugsy, using her birthday money. Shortly after that I purchased my first cockatiel, Piper, from a private breeder. Sadly, Bugsy ended up being in poor health and he passed later that year.
September 2007 we went to our first Cockatiel Show to learn more about breeding & exhibiting cockatiels. We met a wonderful person that day and visited her aviary and after a few visits, we had a great beginning to our flock.
2008 we set up our very first pair, and it was time for my daughter to choose a baby to fill the void that was left after Bugsy's passing. She chose to keep our very first hatch and named him Magellan. At 6 months old, Magellan attended his first Cockatiel Show and is showing great promise to do well. He has already won 2nd Best Novice twice and a Judge's Special Award. We look forward to watching Magellan's progress in the Show world!
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Photos are the property of Flutter Farm Aviary and may not be copied or used without permission. Flutter Farm Aviary, October, 2012.