Welcome to MKB Birds

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We are Muriel and Keith Barnes and live near Norwich, Norfolk, U.K.

We have kept birds for approx 30 years. Our cuddly tame baby birds are hand-reared (spoon-fed) in our home, with lots of tender loving care, from just a few days old. In some circumstances (emergency only!) the babies are hand reared from the egg and do not have any fear of humans. Most of our breeding pairs are the result of rescuing birds "in need" over the last 20 years. In most cases we keep only the one pair of each specie. Some of the chicks are hand-reared & sold in order to pay the upkeep of everyone.

Please note that we cannot take in any more rescue birds at the moment. Also we do not accommodate birds for holiday boarding.

All our birds are closed rung and come with a small bag food (if required), Hatch Certificate & Info/Diet Sheet.  I will e-mail photos of baby to new owners occasionally so they can follow their bird's progress. We are always available for any "after sales" questions/information.

The following is a selection of our babies, please contact us (details below) for availability, as different species have different breeding seasons & some don't produce babies every season.

  • Cinnamon Greencheeked Conures
  • Crimson Bellied Conures
  • Pineapple Greencheeked Conures
  • Black Capped Conures
  • Cockatiels

If you wish to find out more about the different species then click on Bird Information.

Click on Price List to view our current prices.

If you would like to contact us, either email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone on 01953 455444.Please Note: Messages can be left but ONLY landline numbers will be replied to.

A special heartfelt thanks to Steve Davis & Chris Iles, without whose help this website would not exist!!

31 JULY 2019


I have two very sweet natured hand-reared crimson bellied baby conures now weaned and ready for new homes. They are closed ringed & come with a Hatch Certificate & Info Sheet.

29 June 2013

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Baby blue yellowsided conures are now being hand-reared.  They are only 2 weeks old as yet so won't be weaned & ready to leave for approx another 6 weeks.  They will be C/R and come with the usual paperwork (Hatch Cert - Info/Diet Sheet - my Vet's Ref) and be very tame & friendly.  Anyone interested in these pretty conures please get in touch.  A small deposit secures baby for new owner.  I will e-mail photos of baby's progress until weaned and ready for collection. .....  £175 ea.

Information / Price List

All the baby birds we sell have been bred by us in our own aviaries and are hand-reared (spoon-fed) using kaytee formula + human baby fruit foods. They are all closed rung (identifiable) and come with their own Hatch Certificate & Information/Diet sheet.

They will be very tame and friendly when they are weaned & ready to go and are guaranteed healthy when they leave us.

We offer support to new owners for as long as they need our help, we are always available via e-mail or phone.

If you choose to buy from us then you will receive, via e-mail, regular updates of your baby bird's progress. Unfortunately, due to a number of people saying that they wanted a baby bird and then changing their mind at the last moment, we require a small non-refundable deposit of £25. 

For the availability of baby birds then click on this link or use the above menu (For Sale -> Baby Birds). Every so often we have aviary birds available, which can be seen at the following link or use the above menu (For Sale -> Aviary Birds).

Current price list (as at January 2020) for hand-reared ( & parent reared) babies is as follows:

Breed  Price 
Crimson Bellied Conure.    (hand reared) £295
Pineapple Conure.              (hand reared) £195
Black Capped Conure.       (hand reared) £175
Cinnamon Greencheeked Conure   (hand reared) £175
Cockatiels (all colours).        (hand reared) £95
Rosa Bourkes  (parent reared).                        From £35
Silver Diamond Doves (parent reared).                      £12