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Welcome to Gouldian Gardens!

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Located in hot and humid Southwest Florida, we are dedicated to improving the species Erythrura gouldiae — the Lady Gouldian Finch.

How does one improve a line of birds? Having been dog owners first, we chose to follow dog breeders’ philosophies:

  • Only breed if you can improve the breed
  • Use the best breeding stock you can find

To that end, we do not foster our birds using  other finches. We will hand feed only the ones that are struggling to survive. Our birds receive tons of TLC in addition to their diet, housing, and other ‘musts.’ Please visit the Gallery to view some of our past and present birds. Here’s how we feed our birds currently. And be sure to take a look at our quarantine practices.

We also have parrotlets, caiques, cockatiels, and a grumpy rescue parrot. And a couple of dogs who are really, really bored when we are with the birds.

I’m a long-time Gouldian Finch addict. I started this blog to help others learn more about them so you can enjoy them too! If you like the site bring me some Rocky Road ice cream.