Here Dylan, the human, and Butters, the hyacinth macaw (Anodorhynchus hyacinthinus) demonstrate the level of trust and the bond that can be had with a bird. This may be an easy task for a baby bird, but Butters is a captive hatched adult that had very little interaction with humans before.
At Fauna you will find an assortment of beautiful birds that are all raised in captivity at our very own aviary. By only selling birds that we have raised ourselves can we guarantee the quality and health of each and every bird in our store.
We carry a wide variety of herptiles at Fauna. Unlike most other stores, here you will find only captive raised reptiles and amphibians available for sale. This not only reduces the strain on wild populations, but assures you a healthy pet that has not been collected from the wild.
Most all of our fish and corals are captive raised on farms reducing the impact on wild populations and damage to delicate ecosystems. Not only is this better for the environment, but it also ensures that you have healthier fish that are better suited for life in the aquarium.
Central America in general is a hot zone for conservation. The scarlet macaws of the Mayan Biosphere are one of those species that is critically endangered, with just 300 members living in the wild.
Baby Hooded Parakeets
“Due to my unreasonable superstitious reasons I usually don’t like to post freshly hatched babies until they are stable and at least one week old. This time I couldn’t contain it any longer! For the first time, we have successfully hatched Hooded Parakeets (Psephotus dissimilis). This is a medium-sized Australian parakeet that has always been a personal favorite due to it’s beauty. Hooded Parakeets have been scarce in US captive populations for decades. Breeding has been poor, with most adults dying of old age before they have successfully reared chicks. There also appears to be a high male ratio of offspring, which doesn’t help the population at all. If these babies manage to fledge, there is a small chance that we may have one available if we produce males (NY only as they are federally protected species and require permit for out of state sales). Currently we have two unrelated males that we would be holding back any females for if we are so fortunate. Keep your fingers crossed and we’ll keep you updated on their progress! Unfortunately I don’t have a picture of the parents because they are timid and when they have babies isn’t a good time for a photo shoot!” – Daniel Kopulos
See video of an adult Hooded Parakeet.