About Me

What could people possibly want to know about me?!!

Well, for a start my name is Toni Poad and I live in New Zealand near a city called Tauranga, in the Bay of Plenty.This is in the North Island of New Zealand.

I am a married mother of two children, living on a small piece of land that in NZ we call a lifestyle block. I have chickens, sheep and cattle. I am currently between aviaries, which is really why I started this website - it is keeping me involved until my new aviary is able to be built.

I got my first budgies (two pair) and a small aviary when I was fourteen. I soon added cockatiels, then more budgies! Eventually I needed a larger aviary with an area for breeding and I was really hooked! I bred budgies for many years, including in my bedroom at university (as a newly married, I have a very reasonable husband..). I have also kept and bred Zebra Finches, Bengalese Finches, Cockatiels and Bourkes Parakeets. I have had but not bred Indian Ringneck Parakeets and Rainbow Lorikeets.

Once we are able, I will have a new aviary built and will be starting the hunt for my new budgies. I plan on having a diary on this site of the planning and building of the new setup, and introducing the new birds as they arrive. When I get to start breeding again, I will expand the site to include information on that and have a blog following some of the breeders right from the start through to the chicks being independant.

As you can see I have lots of plans which will take a while to realise around the demands of two small children!

Feel free to make contact, I appreciate the feedback and will help with any questions if I can.



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