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  • Aviary Birds For Sale | Maranatha Aviaries | Brisbane Bird Breeder

    aviary birds for sale We specialise in premium colour mutations for both breeding purposes and hand raised companions. Our aviary birds are either DNA or nest sexed and come with DNA certificate if applicable, information on genetic parentage, known and possible splits and any available breeding history. Viewing of birds is by appointment only, which can be made through our contact page, Facebook page or calling 0423 470 041 . All prices are subject to change at our discretion, dependant on availability and market pricing, and our p rices are non-negotiable with the exception of multiple pairs. ​ Freight is available to most major airports via Virgin Australia and Qantas (regional), to read more about what is involved in air freighting, read here. ​ Where You Can Find Us: BIRD SALES None planned. Last Updated: 14 April 2024 ​ green cheeked conures ​Available Now: 2019 Green Opaline / Turquoise cock $200 Breeding history and DNA certificate available. 2019 SF Violet Turquoise Pineapple Hen (proven breeder) $450 Breeding history and DNA certificate available. 2019 SF Violet Turquoise Pineapple cock $450 ​ 2020 SF Violet Turquoise Pineapple Hen (proven breeder) $450 Breeding history and DNA certificate available. ​ 2021 SF Violet Turquoise Opaline / Cinnamon cock $450​​ ​ 2023 Green Pineapple DNA cock $200 2023 SF Violet Turquoise Opaline nest sexed hens x2, parent raised. $400 each (Parents DFVTOp x T) 2023 SF Violet Turquoise Pineapple DNA hen $450 ​ ​ quakers ​Pairs 2019 Cobalt / Opaline cock x 2022 Green Opaline / Blue hen​​​​ $1000 ONO Bonded but not proven. Cock proven with different hen, lineage has produced opalines. DNA certificate available for hen and breeding history for cock. Breed 8 colours: 4 colours of visual opalines and 4 colours of visual normals (males splits) in both sexes. ​ 2022 Green Pallidino / Blue x 2022 Cobalt $1000 ONO Bonding and in the same cage together, not proven. Hen DNA sexed with certificate, cockbird is pallidino so definite male. Breed 10 colours. Great mix for selling offspring as hand reared pets. ​ Singles (/ denotes split) All DNA cards available unless indicated otherwise ​ 2020 Blue / Pallid cock 2020 Dark Green / Pallid / Blue cock. Proven breeder ​ 2022 Green / Pallid / Blue DNA cock 2022 Green Pallidino / Blue cock *not DNA'd, but is a pallidino which can only be male 2022 Blue / Pallid / Opaline DNA cock. Proven breeder 2022 Blue Opaline DNA cock. Proven breeder 2022 Cobalt / ino DNA cock 2022 Cobalt / Pallid DNA cock. Proven breeder 2022 Cobalt / Pallid / poss Opaline DNA cock 2022 Cobalt Pallid DNA cock 2022 Dark Green / Blue DNA hen. Proven breeder 2022 Dark Green Pallid / poss Blue DNA hen. Proven breeder 2022 Cobalt hen 2023 Cobalt / Opaline cock 2023 Cobalt Turquoise / Opaline cock 2023 Cobalt Pallid cock 2023 Green Pallid / Blue cock 2024 (Jan) Dark Green Opaline / Blue cock ​ 2023 Blue Pallid hen 2023 Cobalt hen 2023 Dark Green Opaline / Blue hen 2023 Dark Green Pallid / Blue hen 2023 Olive Opaline / Blue hen 2024 (Jan) Cobalt Pallid hen ​ ​

  • ABOUT QUAKERS | Maranatha Aviaries

    quaker: SPECIES PROFILE Quakers, or monk parrots, make brilliant companion pets due to their affectionate, energetic and comical personalities. When it comes to talking ability in a small parrot, they almost outrival larger birds with their clarity and mimicry ability. They are such social creatures which bond readily to a single person or family unit. They are not particularly loud, but do have an alarm call as all parrots do which is something to be mindful of if you live in close proximity housing. ​ COMMON NAMES Quaker parrot, Monk parrot, Grey-breasted parakeet ​ SCIENTIFIC NAME Myiopsitta monachus ​ aDULT SIZE 12 inches (30.5cm) and between 95-120 grams ​ LIFE EXPECTANCY With adequate diet, care, health, stimulation and love, your quaker can live up to 20-30 years, or even beyond. However, most live only 10 years, due to owner neglect. This is why it is imperative to learn and grow our knowledge about avian care. ​ ORIGIN AND HISTORY The Quaker Parrot is native to Argentina, Bolivia and surrounding countries in South America. In the wild, they tend to live in very large flocks, and there are many feral populations in urban areas, such as North America and Europe. ​ Temperament Quakers are generally very playful, vivacious and ​social, with their distinctive bobbing behaviour and 'quaking' sounds. They love to be in the company of fellow birds and humans, are highly intelligent and very loyal. Their talkative nature makes these parrots a popular favourite among bird keepers. They are also known for their cage territorialism, which if seen as a natural behaviour, rather than a problem behaviour, this can be easily negated with training necessary for any companion parrot. ​ Colours and markings Quakers are monomorphic, meaning both sexes have identical colouring. They naturally occur as green in the wild, but there are a multitude of new colours that have been developed in captivity. ​ They are characterised by their vivid colours: vibrant greens, blues, yellow, white and even grey. ​ Some colours that are bred in captivity are: blue, lutino, albino, cobalt, mauve, dark green, olive, blue pallid, green pallid, cobalt pallid, mauve pallid, dark green pallid, olive pallid, as well as the same in opaline and parblue. To learn more about the different colour mutations, read here. ​ housing requirements Quakers, by nature, are very inquisitive, playful parrots. They need to have adequate room to play, forage, fly/flap and explore their surroundings. For birds, this is usually a cage or enclosure, which becomes your bird's "safe place". Their cage should provide sufficient room to freely spread both wings. Choose the largest cage you can afford and that will fit well in your space. ​ A cage recommended to house a quaker parrot should be at the very least 60x60x60cm, but recommended 80x90x55cm with between 15-19mm wide bar spacing. A cage with a playtops and doors with locking mechanisms are an advantage. Select natural branches to use as perches, as these provide different thicknesses, textures and enrichment to promote foot health. Quakers love to chew and should be given ample toys for the sole purpose of destroying and keeping them occupied. We purchase all our toys from Unique Beaks Handmade Bird Toys which are made with bird-safe natural dyes, stainless steel, plastic, wood and accessories. You can find them on Facebook here. ​ Items such as pony beads, paddlepop sticks, paper, untreated pine, paper straws, wax-free cupcake liners, and finger traps make great toys for inquisitive beaks to shred. Some metals, such as galvanised steel, lead, and zinc can cause metal poisoning, so it is best to use stainless steel wherever possible. ​ Feeding your quaker a balanced, nutritionally dense, varied diet is imperative to maintaining healthy physical and mental wellbeing. This should consist of a base diet of formulated pellets, low-fat seeds, sprouted seed, vegetables and a small amount of fruit. For more details on diet and nutrition for your parrot, read about it here. ​ diet and nutrition common health problems Quakers are known to be susceptible to feather plucking. This could have medical causes, or it could be contributed by boredom, or lack of mental stimulation (handling, variation in routine, not enough/any toys). Annual (or more often if required) checkups are highly advised to ensure your parrot is in best health, as diagnosis and treatment of any disease or illness can be given earlier rather than later. ​ Diseases known to affect quakers include: ​ Fatty Liver Disease (Malnutrition induced disease from too high fat content in diet. Symptoms: obesity, overgrown beaks, enlarged livers, anaemia, jaundice, lipemia) Psittacosis (Parrot fever: very common disease caused by Chlamydophila psittaci bacteria. Symptoms: loose droppings, poor appetite, green urates, weight loss, lethargy) Giardia infection (Natural occurring protozoan in the intestine, which affects absorption of vitamins and minerals. Symptoms: malnutrition, lethargy, poor appetite, dry itchy skin) Polyomavirus (Virus that affects multiple organs of young, caged birds. Symptoms: vomiting, swollen abdomen, diarrhoea, breathing issues, weight loss, and possibly haemorrhages) ​ Here are some avian vets in South East Queensland whom we have good dealings with and feel confident enough to recommend. There are others in the southern corner, however we would not recommend them. ​ THE EXOTICS VET Dr. Vanessa Harkess BVSC (Hons I) MANZCVS (Avian Health) 22 Ashmole Road, Redcliffe QLD Phone: (07) 3060 2112 Hours: Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm, Closed Sunday and Monday ​ BRISBANE BIRD VET Dr. Adrian Gallagher BVSC (Hons) MANZCVS (Avian Health) 248 Hamilton Rd, Chermside QLD Phone: (07) 3359 2233 Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9am to 5pm, Tuesday and Thursday until 7pm, Weekends closed ​ BRISBANE BIRD & EXOTICS VETERINARY SERVICE Dr. Deborah Monks BVSc (Hons), Cert Zoo Med (RCVS), ECZM Diplomate (Avian Medicine), FANZCVS (Avian Medicine and Surgery) 191 Cornwall Street, Greenslopes, QLD Phone: (07) 3217 3533 Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am to 6:00pm, Saturday 8:30am to 12:00pm, Closed Sundays & Public Holidays ​

  • The Importance of Self Care | Maranatha Aviaries | Brisbane Bird Breeder

    the importance of self care here bathing here ​ page 77 conure handbook sunshine moulting here here nail clipping here moulting here

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  • 2023: Let's go!

    Hey everyone! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve updated the blog, I’m so sorry! WOW it is breeding season again! Feels like I haven’t even really had much of a break to be honest, but the birdies certainly feel quite differently. Lots of hormones going on with the nest boxes going in over the last few weeks. Bring on spring! KEMPSEY AUCTION IN NSW We are proud to announce we will be attending the first Mid North Coast Avicultural Society’s ‘Fly into Spring’ Bird Auction on Sunday the 24th of September, 2023 in Kempsey NSW. This is a great opportunity to get your hands on some awesome breeding pairs, save on freight costs and have a chat. We will have a fair few of our past season babies up for sale, so if you are interested in wetting your feet with mutation quaker breeding and want to have access to genetic support, please come and say hi! The auction will operate under the ‘bid card’ system, and you will be able to walk through and view all the birds before the auction starts at 10:30am. To see what quakers we are taking with us, click here: NEW SPECIES ALERT: BOURKE’S PARROTS We are thrilled to have the chance to handraise some gorgeous little Bourke’s parrots this season, in two colours Rosa (opaline) and Cream (fallow). Bourke’s make such great, placid companion parrots in such gorgeous pinks and yellow hues. Their page on the website is in progress! Stay tuned 😁 COLOURS WE HAVE PLANNED FOR THIS YEAR Since we specialise in the less common mutations in both the conures and quakers, it is going to be an exciting season seeing what mutations end up being produced this year. In the green cheeks, we will of course still have our gorgeous single and double factor violets in turquoise combinations (straight, opaline, cinnamon and pineapple), plus the high red pineapples. In the quakers, we are able to produce a whopping 38 different colour combos this season! Of course, there is no guarantee to produce all of them but it certainly makes for a fun wait for those feathers to pop through 😁. There should be plenty of colours to choose from out of our normals, opalines, pallids, pallidinos and inos. Check out our comprehensive colour charts for each species by clicking the buttons below: THINKING OF A NEW FAMILY MEMBER THIS YEAR? Getting a new bird can be a really daunting but exciting experience, and you might be wondering if it is the right time or decision to purchase one. And that’s okay! Take a few minutes to read this article about the realities of owning a parrot. Deposits are now open also to secure your spot for a particular colour you had your eye on, you can flick me an email or give me a call on 0423 470 041. We require a $100 non-refundable deposit to hold a bub for you until it is ready, and will send a receipt confirming your payment has been received. You will be updated at every stage and get plenty of baby pictures while they grow so we can work out the best fit for you and your family. To find out more about buying a bird from us and what is included with your new feathered family member, you can read about it here. AVAILABLE HANDRAISED QUAKERS As of 15/9/23, we have just a few playful quakers left from last season, if you were looking for a bub. Here’s what we have left: 🦜Cobalt Pallid girl 🦜Mauve boy 🦜Blue Pallid boy We have some more exciting updates coming shortly, watch this space! Until next time,

  • the end of another season

    As the weather starts to cool off after a pretty mild Queensland summer, I'm looking forward to a few short months respite following the chaotic hubbub of another breeding season. It's always a joy to raise these gorgeous little feathered faces, and meet so many new clients and wonderful people to take care of them. The last few clutches are being raised now, so if you were still wanting to add a new family member we have just a handful left: (as of 22/2/22) Green Cheeks: Green Pineapple Hen (higher red) Green Single Factor Violet Turquoise Opaline (yellowsided) - awaiting DNA results Turquoise Opaline (yellowsided) - awaiting DNA results Double Factor Violet Green Opaline Cock Quakers: Blue hens Thank you to everyone I've met over the past 6 months, its been such a pleasure to get to know so many new families and match birds to you. Until next time,

  • October Update

    Happy Spooky Season! 👻👻👻👻 I hope you are well and enjoying this wonderful rain we've been blessed with the last few days. I know my young kids have appreciated the muddy puddles more than I appreciated the mess to clean up! It has been another busy month here, with two clutches of green cheeks, a couple of bourkes parrots and a gorgeous baby quaker baby which weighed a whopping 3.5g at hatch. In the incubator we have a few clutches of quaker eggs developing well; we even got to see the heartbeat in one and the umbilical cord in another! VIOLET & TURQUOISE GREEN CHEEKS Our first clutch of green cheeked conures for 2020/21 ended up with three sf violet turquoise pineapples, three turquoise pineapples and one sf violet turquoise. As of 26/10, all are sold except one violet. GREEN PINEAPPLES We now have a clutch of four high red green pineapples, with a gorgeous amount of orange and red from the belly all the way to the cheeks. They are growing well and are roughly 3-4 weeks old. (26/10: Three available) COMING UP Out in the nests, we have one pair on a clutch of four pineapple babies, and another two on eggs, which will give us our violets and non-violets in green and turquoise pineapple again. If you would like to be placed on our waiting list, send us a message and we will be more than happy to chat to you :) OUR LATEST ARTICLE Thinking of getting a new family member, and not sure if a parrot would be suited to your family? Check out our new article: Is A Parrot The Right Pet For You? For daily updates and pictures head on over to our Facebook Page! Until next time,

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