Arizona Parrots has been training and breeding parrots for sale for more than 40 years. We’ve been breeding and raising birds for most of our lives in Tucson. We began by selling only Cockatiels in Tucson and with careful planning all of these years we are now producing some of the finest Macaw, Cockatoo, African Grey, Conure, and Cockatiel bloodlines that can be found in the USA.
During the first twenty years we found individual birds that could be paired to make quality breeding pairs. In particular, the summer of 1994 was the year that we did many cage upgrades and modifications for our expanding bird collection. We spent several months building a new, more efficient suspended caging system to update our breeding facility.
The breeding cages are placed in a long row with a secure access aisle so we can examine the nest boxes safely with no risk of birds getting loose. A quick note here, birds set free may sound fair to some people but the dry desert environment and native hawks would soon kill them. These parrot breeding aisles allows us to keep the nest box area quiet and dark, so that we are able to check the nest boxes with minimal disturbance to the babies.
The misting and irrigation system consists of seven irrigation timing clocks to turn the water on at selected times so the nine hundred trees (each with two or three drip emitters) can be supplied with the water they need to survive in the hot, arid summers in Arizona. The misting system consists of over 400 misting emitters to increase the humidity for eggs to properly be able to hatch. The water bowl systems now turn on three times a day to flush each water bowl with fresh clean water. These water systems help to make the air feels fresh as if a waterfall was nearby.