WHO ARE WE?
Welcome! I'm Camille; self-professed 'crazy bird lady', mum to two little humans, and soul behind Maranatha Aviaries. We breed green-cheeked conures and quakers in a plethora of colours, right here in the Lockyer Valley.
My love for aviculture began at the wee age of three years old; my family went to a local market and we walked past a stall with all kinds of birds. The request was simple: "Mum, I want that one", pointing a cockatiel fledgling in one of the cages. That little bird was the light of my life for 17 wonderful years, and cemented a love for parrots deeply into my heart.
Fast forward to Spring 2014, I brought my first green-cheeked conure home. I was fascinated by the way these little birds hung around by one foot, laid on their back, played with toys and made such great companions. A few months later I bought a hen and - paired with the name of our property, "Maranatha" (which means The Lord is Coming) - Maranatha Aviaries was born.
My goal is to educate, support and share the love of aviculture with my clients. Whether young or old, male or female, all can experience the joys that come with owning intelligent companion parrots, which will live long and enriched lives. Over the years I have owned various parrots such as budgerigars, cockatiels, alexandrines, indian ringnecks, galahs quakers and green-cheeked conures, and my knowledge has grown as time has gone on. Sharing my passion for birds with my grandmother, my desire grew to raise birds the best way, not just a pretty bundle of feathers sitting in a cage.