From The Farm
article: BREEDING SEASON 2012
Over 30 Years Excellence
|UPDATE: APRIL 23
World Avian Org. Africa
Royal Bird Company, Lincolnton,
Zaire Animal Research Foundation, Africa.
Royal Bird Company now
under contract with the Zaire Animal Foundation in
ZAIRE, AFRICA to reserve 10 more unrelated HYACINTH MACAW
Babies for export to the Foundation next year. The
cities paper work is almost ready according to the US
Fish and Wildlife.
The fantastic deal is great for both parties, as the
Foundation will be able to receive new bloodlines that
are healthy for their future breeding stock.
Royal Bird Company as in all their ventures have totally
excelled in the breeding and reproduction on the
Hyacinth Macaw species.
Last year they reported 12 baby Hyacinth Macaws in
24 months, They will be exporting the first 5
babies in 2012 to the foundation as a result of our
trust for them.. Royal Bird Company now has more
focus on Hyacinth Macaws Programs and now is becoming
one of the most successful breeders of this species
in the states.
We know only one other breeder in Florida that has 35
pair, but with less than impressive results, with only
15 babies produced in 24 months.
Dr. Habishi Alheridi III, well known in the
AFRICAN/European Avian Community has personally met with
Mike at Royal Bird Company now 4 times and had many
discussions on future avian concerns at the foundatiuon
in Zaire (congo). Dr. Habishi was most impressed with
Mike over the years for his advanced knowlegde on
The Zaire Foundation has saved over 20 baby Black Palms
and 26 baby yellow tailed gang gangs with the incubation
info he received from Mike this year.
Mike visited the foundation here in Africa in early 2009
and summer of 2009.
The invitation to visit was made by our director, with
all exspense paid.
But being the gentleman that Mike seems to be, he
refused the paid trip and paid for all his trip himself
and he told our director to invest the foundations money
to better cause, on new incubators he recommended.
So they have purchased 10 Alpha Genesis. Mike happily
set the machines up and got them going.
2009 Quote from
Dr. Habishi Alheridi III , director: from Zaire Animal
Research Foundation, Africa.
He Says" I have personally met with Mike the farm
manager and co owner of this great facility Royal Bird
Company, I must say the extent of knowledge is
extraordinary on incubation, husbandry, etc and we fully
expect the new African Grey and Hyacinth facility to be
another great venture for them. I look forward to more
visits in the near future, We here at the Institute have
incorporated many programs based on the advise of Mike
concerning incubation and breeder mangement.
We have also purchased and imported their newly designed
nesting boxes, we have incorparated the use of
their special made RBC Metal Nest boxes with advanced
designs that have been proven at Royal Bird Company,
these boxes are being used now here at the institute
with fantastic results, we did purchase other metal
boxes and tested them for heavy metals and found 3 out
of 3 different companies in the USA have tested positive
for heavy metals and that could be dangerous to birds.
The RBC boxes were only .04 ppm heavy metal and this is
acceptable. And we cannot forget M' Lady Sheila
also has contributed to our success with new programs on
handfeeding and nursery management, We tip our hat
to them and all those that help them with ever
increasing work loads at the farm.
Thanks guys at Royal Bird for all the help.
Dr. Habishi Alheridi III
Director ZAIRE Animal Foundation
Words From Royal Bird Company
We do feel good when people of the world avian community
give us praises, however, we only do what we think is
right and we do what we know.
The Director Dr. Habishi is very kind in his words about
us, we will continue to help them as they grow in their
ventures and knowledge, as we have been professional
aviculturists for over 30 years and have painfully
aquired our knowledge that is so much needed to
successfully reproduce many rare endangered species. It
has taken us these 30+ years to actually learn and we
continue to learn each day and by no means will ever say
we know everything.
While we are in our own eyes a small operation we feel
that we must give back in a large way. Many times we
simply do not have the needed time to spend with
customers, so we have narrowed it down to our customers
that purchase babies from us, we help, But when it comes
to people that have purchased birds somewhere else we
must insist that they get the much needed info
from the sellers before and after their purchases.,
many times sellers will sell birds very cheap and leave
the buyer hanging without any answers, thats why they
sold them cheap..
we have discontinued the consulting business due to time
2012 SEASON already
We have added several new species over the last 10
years, we have added to our macaw breeding
collection Hyacinth macaws.
We house one of the largest breeding collection
of MACAWS in the USA to date. blue
We recently within the last 12 months added
23 more pair of African greys to our already
large collection bringing the grey collection
close to 100 breeder pair. This makes
Royal Bird Company the largest breeder of this
species in the USA .These are all red tails, we
do have a few breeder pair of the subspecies
Timneh as well.
We are working closely on our
SUN RED GREY rare mutation project,
where we have several almost extreme red greys
that we have managed to get to reproduce last
year with amazing RED ORANGE color these
birds are from the late DR. Bosher DVM from
California and moved to South Africa and he
was one of the first person to obtain and
produce the mutation red african greys in the USA. These
birds were obtained by Royal Bird Company from
his estate in 2008 for a value of $175k,
The project has already paid for it self 2 times
over. These are extremely rare mutations.
With the addition of new Pairs of militarys,
greenwings,and more Hyacinths, we now boast more
than 85 pairs of macaws. More
We have almost completed the 11,000 square foot
state of the art facility for the next phase of
our GREY venture, with electronic full spectrum
high pressure sodium lighting, filtered
automatic water systems, natural misting
systems,outside aviary connection, complete
kitchens, full 5
stage nursery areas,weaning rooms, full flight
fly rooms, incubation rooms, ICU Rooms,down
draft ventilation systems, one half retractable
roof for full sun and rain and for our 17
acre compound we have some very mobile security
measures with several Fully armed Kawasaki mules
that are used to patrol our new
massive breeding area ground perimeters 24 hours
daily..Our new 12 foot solar electric fence
went up in december that totally surrounds our
17 acre compound.
We have stopped several programs, we have
stopped our breeding programs on ALL pionus
Parrots as well eclectus, we have stopped our
production programs on red sided,vosmarie
eclectus. eclectus programs have stopped due
to the species in our opinion are not suitable
for companion birds for most pet owners
since their population numbers are steady this
species just did not fit into our programs here
at the compound and we sold all breeding pairs
of those species
We no longer are able to operate the avian
consulting business due to the time we must
spend here on our own farm.
We will continue to help several
conservation groups and the World Wildlife
Org in Africa as we still help few conservation
groups such as the Thick Bill Project on several
Our incubation programs continue to play a very
important role in our success. Many of our
techniques have been adopted and used by several
large US breeders as well the world
Animal Research Foundation, Africa. see
left side panel
Many people ask "Why do you incubate the
eggs and not leave them with the parent
birds?" Well its simple, many times the
parent birds will not set to full term and may
leave the eggs at any given time. These birds
may stop incubating due to many reasons like,
thunderstorms, noises or may just be ready to
start laying again. When the valuable eggs are
in our possession we have more control from
start to hatch. Since we control the eggs
environment as well the newly hatched chick we
can eliminate most common problems that plague
other breeders birds such as bacterial problems.
These problems can start in the nest boxes, as
the dark and often damp nest box is a fertile
ground for bacterial problems.
We have learned that we can eliminate this by
taking control and giving a much better and
healthier start to the eggs.
The proof is in the pudding as we hatch and rear
some of the healthiest baby parrots your money
can buy, we guarantee it.
We believe one should do all they can do to
prevent any problems as prevention is much
better than a cure. Our breeder birds are much
happier and healthier as well. The parents do
not have to sit on eggs in a hot nest box for 25-28
days and then feed & brood chicks for
Our breeder birds only work for a couple weeks
and then they are done for the year, Its the
good life for all our birds
They are healthier and happy.
We do all their work for them. The babies also
benefit as they are human imprinted and the
babies think they are people.
This creates the best human
socialized companion baby bird possible.
Our incubation systems are the Alpha Genesis.
These are without a question the most highly
sophisticated machines in the world. We own
several and have invested over $10,000 into
these machines with the last machine has become
the absolute dream machine and cost was $4200,
this machine and our laptops has total
computerized control over the temps, humidity,
egg turning, oxygen mapping, c02 mapping,
cooling cycles to simulate the parent birds
leaving the nest for eating, and double
battery backup when power is out and so
much more. These machines are controlled via
upfront key pad, set it and forget it.
Many of the incubation systems we have seen on
the market today are mainly designed for the
poultry industry and compared to AG are like a
kids toy in our opinion.
Most really do not even come close to whats
actually needed for the PROPER incubation of
parrots and other exotics eggs.That is, if you
have the desire to do it right..
With our program we have been able to supply
many super babies to people all across the
health guarantee is now becoming the industry
standard for excellence.
All our babies are DNA sexed, screened by the
lab and each one comes with a certificate.
Visit our farm Site for more information on our
blue golds sold out
scarlet macaws sold out
african greys-SOLD OUT
timneh greys-SOLD OUT
double yellow head amazons-sold out
yellow naped amazons-sold out
umbrella cockatoos-sold out
hyacinth macaws-SOLD OUT
WE HAVE A VERY LARGE DEMAND FOR OUR BABIES DUE TO OUR
QUALITY OF BABIES, we sell out very fast, get your
reserves in early, as soon as eggs are laid is the best
time to reserve.
longer sell, Distribute the FEATHERLAND BIRD CAGES
and this has caused a stir in the larger
professional avian community as we have supplied
many trusted products to these Organazations for
many years, and we are getting sometimes 10
emails daily from members from orgs such as AFA,
North American Avian Society, North A. Amazona
Foundation in CANADA, Mike was invited to give a
speech there last month, again, as he has for
the last 10 years, some of the members wondering
why we no longer supplied them with the cages as
we have before and asking what cage will we be
selling in the future,,we got emails from USA MACAW
Breeders Org., Feather Heads Breeder Institute,
2 Miami Exotic Breeders Clubs, We actually was
contacted by one of SEA WORLD Zoo Aviary
Directors as to WHY? we no longer sold the
products, He said that when they was ready
to add cages to their nursery rooms he was told
by several other zoos to talk to Royal Bird
Company in NC about what type cages we sold
or liked. WE have sold 100's of brooders
and other products to many zoos throughout
the USA over the last 30 years and they know us
Our customers are very loyal it seems...
I guess people care about what we say. It seems
that over the last 30 years we have made quite
an impression in the avian community in
Some of the emails stated that they had
purchased cages from us in the past and was
ready to get another one and went to our site
and saw that the cages were discontinued. And
that bothered them as to why we discontinued
them..and since they trusted us as many have
done business with us for many years and asked
what cage line will we be carrying in the
This morning we got a call from our contact at
the US Fish Wildlife Service, he purchases our metal nest boxes for
the federal goverment and they needed a couple more
cages and saw that we had discontinued the Featherland
Stainless cages and would wait on us to see what
we was going to do. They were satisfied with our
service and like how we did business.
This is amazing, who would have thought that
just by stop selling a product would create
such a furry of questions and interest as to
what we sell and what we say matters. We have
supplied products to many breeders and pet
owners for over 30 years, and also we have now
seemed to gotten the nod from the US Federal Fish
and Wildlife service since we have supplied
them many products for several projects. We now
are the top contract supplier to the US FISH and
Wildlife service for avian products for their
conservation projects, incubators,brooders,
handfeeding diets,syringes,etc. And as you
might expect it is most difficult to get their
attention enough that they would purchase
supplies for years and trust us enough to
continue with more contracts this year,
And this attention has also helped us in getting
the proper documents for CITES so we could ship
5 of our baby HYACINTH macaws this July
to our good friends Dr. Habishi
Director ZAIRE Animal Foundation in Africa, We
understand that these documents are almost
impossible to obtain these days, But with good
friends in Government it seems that we had no
We welcome everyones interest in our
company and breeder facility and our future. Our
answer to the question why we no longer sell
Well, We have done business with Terry Gao,
Caitec Corp for over 20 years and we have
purchased literally $$hundreds of thousands of
dollars of products over the years. We have sold
the Featherland Stainless cage for the last 8-10
years, When we started selling the cages, no one
in the larger avian community knew about them,
we spent $1000+ each month on advertise accounts
to market the cages and were quite successful in
our marketing as we were and still are number 1
and or 2 when searching for Featherland bird
cages, stainless steel bird cages on google.
Over the years we made several complaints about
certain problems on the cages, hoping they would
improve and I guess we complained too much as
last year we purchased $50,000 of stainless
steel cages from Caitec and we had some problems
with the cages and had to return some to Caitec.
After complaining about several things to Terry
we were informed that we would not be able to
purchase any more of the cages. So, there
you have it. That was one way to stop our
complaining and most likely stop a sizable
stream of income for them.
We will still continue to do business with
Caitec on other products and will have
nothing else to say about the cages or The
We will continue to sell and ONLY sell High
Quality items that meet our standards.
We have been contacted by 2 large manufacture of
cages interested in our business but we are not
adding any imported cage lines right now as we
are focusing on other projects that we can
maintain and control the quality.
We still have some wheels for the Featherland
Cages as well few crocks that fit the
large and small cages.
Call us if you need them.
Home of the RBC Metal Nest Boxes
by Royal Bird Company
Proven World Wide for design
results and lowest heavy metals in the USA. many imitate
but NEVER duplicate
Orlando Sea World
San Antonio Sea World
San Diego Bird Sanctuary
AM University Research
The Bird Cabin,Florida
Deans Animal Supply
Beckto Birds, Dominica
and the famous ZAIRE Animal
and many more
passed new laws 2 years ago concerning the selling and
ownership of unweaned parrots in pet shops and and some
bird stores. This law is the best thing that the state
has ever done. This was due to the many baby birds sold
that are unweaned and needing care that the normal
person could never give them at that young age. Many of
these babies died at the hands of the shops and the new
pet owners too. The state is now implementing some sort
of enforcement policy that will deal with the ever
growing problem. One source says that the state will use
the state wildlife services to enforce the new law,
others state that the local health dept may do it.
This will mean that when ever a unweaned bird is
offered for sale in a shop to the consumer, that the
shop owner may face fines, the birds may be taken or
other measures. The way to deal with this is that
breeders should stop selling unweaned babies to the
dealers and shops for resell.
Purchase several toys and rotate them during the week ,
this way your birds do not get bored. They think they
have new toys often.
2. When feeding pellets and
treats, always separate the foods into different dishes.
This way you do not contaminate the pellets with any wet
3. When feeding a high
quality pellet such as (Hagen-Tropican) you do not need
to give vitamin supplements. Actually giving vitamin
supplement with a good pellet diet can dangerous and
over load the liver and kidneys.
We do use PRIME, this is not the typical vitamin and is
Always check with your vet to see what they recommend
with the diet you use.
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