Welcome to the Badilla Aviary Website!
Our aviary is located at #46 Chile corner China Streets, Section II, Better Living Subdivision in Paranaque City 1711, Philippines with Wildlife Farm Permit No. WFP-NCR No. 2014-003 from the Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.
The aviary is managed hands-on by the brother-tandem of Billy and Bobby Badilla with assistance coming from three (3) specially trained helper/personnel. We started this venture in 1998 with a few pairs and we are now into breeding seven of the nine species of African Lovebirds (Agapornis) with the main objective of propagating beautiful, sturdy, healthy RARE mutations that we can share to our friends not only in the Philippines but also from other parts of the world.
African Lovebirds (genus Agapornis) measure about 13-17 cm in size, 40-60 grams in weight and characterized by a small, stocky build and a short, blunt tail. This puts them among the smallest parrots in the world although their beak is rather large for their overall size. Many lovebirds are green, although color mutations can feature many different colors like yellow, blue, and violet. Lifespan is 10 to 15 years. Lovebirds are divided into two groups, the white-eye ring and non-white-eye ring.
In our aviary, we are using several types/sizes of cages that have specific purposes. All our cages are made out of steel-wire.
Feeds and Nutrition
We start the day around 5:30am by initially providing all our lovebirds with a mix of chopped green pechay & carrots + hard-boiled eggs, and at the same time water with diluted bird-vitamins which we purchase from Thailand.
After an hour, the birds get their seeds for the whole day that consists of Bird Seeds, Canary, Sunflower Seeds, and whole oats. In the middle of the day, we remove the water with vitamins and replace this with just clean water which will be good up to the following morning. Dried cuttle-fish bone is available all the time.
For pairs that have produced some baby chicks, we immediately provide them with hand-feeding powder/mixture for birds which the parents can start giving to their babies. The reason we are doing this is because after two (2) weeks from hatching, we harvest the baby chicks and eventually provide them food three (3) times a day by hand-feeding.