About the Phoenix
"A phoenix is a mythical bird with a tail of beautiful gold and red plumage (or purple and blue, by some sources [1]). It has a 500 year life-cycle, near the end of which it builds itself a nest of cinnamon twigs that it then ignites; both nest and bird burn fiercely and are reduced to ashes, from which a new, young phoenix or phoenix egg arises, reborn anew to live again." wikipedia
About Phoenix Feathers
The name of our aviary was chosen as a symbol of our ability to reinvent ourselves and follow our own tracks into eternity. A bit deep perhaps but the truth nevertheless. Our first Cockatiels came to us in 2008, in need of a new home fast and in taking them in, their lives and ours were transformed. All too quickly, the charm of these wonderful little birds led us into the world of breeding Cockatiels for show and pet.

Phoenix Cockatiels is a small home-based aviary focused on producing quality Cockatiels in a variety of mutations, including Pied, Lutino, Cinnamon, Pearl, Fallow, Dominant Silver, Emerald, Whiteface, Pastelface and Dominant Yellow Cheek. 

We're expanding! Watch for our new additions:
Shannon's Greencheek Conures
Joan & Shannon's Pacific Parrotlets
Shannon's Red Rump Grasskeets
Started by Shannon McCracken the joy of raising these lovely birds is shared by the whole extended family. We are located in Western Pennsylvania. If you're interested in a Cockatiel, Grasskeet or Conure for pet or breeding, you can reach Shannon by email at PhoenixTiels@gmail.com or by phone at 724-777-0044.

Joan Kunkle has beautiful Parrotlets. You can reach her by email at Barrel.Valley@windstream.net or by phone at

Proud members of
NCS (National Cockatiel Society)
IPS (International Parrotlet Society)

Check out my species pages for current news on each pair and any babies on the way! If you're looking for a pet or breeding bird check out the now available page!

Beauty and charm wrapped in coats of many colors
Adults and babies occasionally available
email us for more information
located in Western PA
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