Bird Breeder

Mate birds to produce specific plumage, coloring, and body types.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $57,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Bird Breeders do?

Bird buyers want happy, healthy birds that love to play instead of shying away. Birds like this come from Bird Breeders.

As a Bird Breeder, you care for the adult birds and nurture the baby birds until they’re ready to leave the nest for a loving family. You not only care for your birds, but also track their history and keep accurate records to give buyers.

You’re up bright and early with the squawking of your parrots. It’s time to feed them, clean their cages, and give your pets a birdbath. You choose the breeds you like best to raise, be they African Grey Parrots or Macaws. All your birds are raised in a cruelty-free environment with plenty of room to fly.

When it’s time to breed the birds, you choose the best in terms of health, fitness, and plumage. To increase your chances of breeding healthy, beautiful baby birds, you carefully trace the ancestry of each bird you own. Like a Genealogist, you map out the bird’s family and pair it with an appropriate mate.

When buyers come looking for birds, you show them around and produce all the paperwork about each bird. The advantage of buying from a you versus a pet store is obvious in from your birds fine looks and good breeding. Part animal lover, part Salesperson, you turn bird lovers into bird owners, and ensure they have a fine flock to choose from.


Should I be a Bird Breeder?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Breeder, Equine Breeder, Guinea-Pig Breeder, Monkey Breeder, Rabbit Breeder

    How to become a Bird Breeder

    Most Bird Breeders have a Certificate or no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Bachelor's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9makat&chl=no+college+%2848%25%29|certificate+%2830%25%29||bachelor%27s+%288%25%29||doctorate+%2815%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,48,48
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