Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Avalon Aviary

On Memorial Day, Lynne, her mother, and I had the opportunity to visit a local aviary. It is owned and operated by Susanne Cochran, a friend and work colleague. We met her at her store in Loveland, Colorado and later drove to her house where she has her aviary.

She gave us a wonderful tour. We got to see many birds (Amazon Parrots, Caiques, Eclectus Parrots, a variety of Macaws, and more!). Susanne also showed us a baby Caiques and we got to see her feed the baby. She showed us a couple of her favorites including one parrot that talked, another that gave kisses (or, at least made sloppy kissing noises), and a rare Hyacinth Macaw.

Susanne thinks she has about 120 birds right now. She has 40 breeding pairs that we were not able to see (who blames them?) Maybe lots of babies coming later?

Anyway, you really should visit her web site. She offers great descriptions and photos of most of her birds. She also has an online store for bird supplies. Or, if you live in Northern Colorado, visit her store on West Highway 34 where it crosses the Big Thompson river.

Lynne fell in love with the Caiques.

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Posted under: Stuff You Gotta Know! • by Rick on 06/01/2005 at 01:05 PM
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