Welcome to my aviary! Candace Miller
Cando Aviary is located on the Gulf Coast of Florida. The sunny days and fresh sea breezes are the perfect combination for breeding healthy birds. The warm climate allows for organic grasses and greens to be grown year round for the birds to feast on and in winter the dried grasses delight the nest builders.
No wonder birds fly South!
At Cando Aviary you will find Finches, Canaries, and Grass Parakeets, including the Scarlet Chested Parakeet, Bourke Parakeet, Turquoisine Parakeet, Red Rump Parakeet. The Lady Gouldian Finch, Red Throated Parrot Finch, Zebra Finch, Society Finch, Goldbreast Waxbills, Saffron Finch, and more. As a small bird fancier, other species are sure to join the flock in the future. My latest addition are several pairs of Diamond Doves, Owl Finches, Red Winged Pytilias, and Java Finches... I am always looking to learn more so I rotate species every few years so I can get to know as many as possible ! I have lost count of the species I have kept and studied over the years.
I specialize in the Lady Gouldian Finch and their color mutations. I currently have about 40 breeding pairs including red head, black heads, yellow heads, purple breast, lilac breast, white breast, green back, yellow back, blue back, silver back, and a few mutations I have stumbled upon. I have a Red Line, Seagreen and a Blue Head that I hope to breed and establish each of these mutations. Fascinating finches and will always be a species keep by me.
I sell to loving homes, trade with other breeders, and give retired breeding birds to adoring owners.... the only charge is love. I also like to meet other feathered friends to share information, stories, and visit at the bird fairs and shows. I am a vendor at some bird fairs when I have extra birds to sell. I love these birds so much that I came out of retirement to open a bird only pet store in August of 2011 so that I could find wonderful homes for the birds I breed and help other keepers with supplies, information, and the camaraderie of another bird friend. Cage Bird Menagerie located in St. Thomas Square Plaza located in Panama City Beach, Floirida.
"Ah, when the wee bird sings and flits his wings,
Sharing all the love his company brings,
His little voice proclaiming, "Jesus is King"
Yes, it is then that I count my blessings."