Suzette Sandford Plano, Illinois Brian is an angel. He was referred to me and came to my aid for my Greenwing Macaw. He is so knowledgable and gentle. My parrot was at ease with him. My only wish is that I would have met him years ago so I could learn from him. Thank you!! 8/4/2015 6:43:41 PM
Almalynn Dickey Valparaiso, Indiana Brian is just awesome, very friendly answers all your questions very patient, and the birds are so sweet, friendly. .can't wait for my weekly visits to start to start with my Blue and Gold baby.. 1/23/2015 11:44:10 PM
Paul Oak Park, IL I have a blue front amazon that I got from Microbrood about a year and a half ago. I couldn't have asked for a more beautiful, more intelligent bird. All Brians birds are weaned in his home and he allows and encourages weekend visits until they are ready to go home. We BOTH still love going back some weekends to visit and stay socialized! 3/14/2014 10:55:18 AM
Paul Oak Park, IL I have a beautiful sweet, smart Blue front amazon from Brian. The babys are all raised and weaned iin his home with lots of socialization. I also have a 12 yr old double yellow head that he helped place for a fellow breeder. It's all about the birds. Not just about the money. If I had three thimbs they would all be up! 3/11/2014 8:13:31 PM
Mary Houston, Texas I just received my precious 6 month old Buff-wing (or Calfons - Green Wing / Buffons cross) girl a few days ago. Brian is awesome, like everybody says. I felt 100% comfortable buying a bird from him long distance. "Maleka" came off the plane like she'd just been on a little trip down the street! She said "hi!" and snuggled up to me immediately. I cannot speak highly enough. She's fat & healthy and in great feather. Well socialized indeed :) Love her! Thanks Brian! You ROCK! 3/10/2014 10:43:21 PM
Brandy Chicago, Il I had been looking for a reputable breeder for months when a friend recommended Brian based on his 3 previous experiences with him. I couldn't be happier with my sweet baby African Grey. She came home socialized, happy and well adjusted. She's got a beautiful appearance and demeanor. Brian is beyond phenomenal. He welcomed us into his home to meet our baby and play with her before taking her home. He has called multiple times to check on how we're doing and answer any questions. Beyond excellent 3/9/2014 10:33:15 AM
Sissy I was overly impressed with Brian's knowledge and willingness to share it! His birds are healthy, gorgeous and so very friendly. Large Macaws always intimidated me until I met and handled Brian's birds. I cannot say enough good things about him and his aviary. I now have a beautiful, happy, well socialized White-Bellied Caique from Brian. Eventually we will add a Macaw to our flock (from Brian no doubt!). Thank you so much Brian! 9/25/2013 12:48:22 PM
Cathy Des Plaines, Il This past spring I got an African Grey from Brian. She is awesome . I never thought a bird could be so much fun ! Kamina is very well socialized and gets along great with everyone in the family . Brian is great and does a wonderful job with his birds. He is always happy to answer any and all of my questions . It was great getting to visit Kamina at his house until she was ready to come home . I will never get a bird from a breeder other than Brian . 8/30/2013 12:32:08 PM
Brian Plainfield, IL I've read through the reviews that have been written. The common thread is that Brian is an excellent person that has an excellent aviary! We had made many visits while our Blue and Gold was weening and Brian was always accommodating. He helped my wife's dream of having a B&G come true. What a absolutely GREAT experience that we will remember for the rest of our lives! (And, we ended up bringing home a Green Wing too!) We still visit with Brian from time to time and consider him a good friend! 8/23/2013 11:22:38 PM
Aric Rock island, Illinois Brian is better than the best. I purchased a blue and gold macaw and a blue front amazon from him. Both of these little guys came home very socialized and loving all because of Brian's handling and Saturday yard parties where all of the babies are given more attention than my first born child received! I put my name and reputation on Brian when I say I will NEVER get a feathered friend from anyone else! Brian is simply amazing as are his birds!!! A++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ 7/11/2013 10:27:20 AM
Aric! What can I say.....You and your family ROCK!!! I so much looked foward to your Saturday visits and I hope many more in the future! You have such a great zeal for the birds and the babies and needless to say your great spirlt and personalty in general!!! You and your family are such a pleasure and just way to much fun to be around!!!! I know I have found life long friends within you guys and no dought my babies have the best home, care and lots of love!! Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments and I look forward to spending much more time with you and your family!! P.S. Your parents are the BEST!!!
Ken The Woodlands, TX We purchased a baby Hahns Macaw from Brian Douglas / Micro Brood last fall. This is our first bird and Brain helped us get started and proviced guidance on how to handle a couple of situations when we were not sure what to do (e.g. very protective of his cage). Brain shipped the bird to us using special United/Continental shipping approach and it worked flawlessly and Ziggy arrived save and without any apparent trauma. I would recommned Brian and his birds - he has been wonderful. 4/6/2013 10:12:56 AM
Hey Ken! Thank you so much for your gracious compliments! Our phone conversations have been such a pleasure and I'm so happy that you have one of my babies! If you have a chance sometime....Please send me some photo's. I would like ti see the little guy!! Thanks again!!
Donna Il, I found Brian on your website and thought I would give him a call because of his high ratings and the fact that he was close by. i could not have been happier, he really cares about his birds and wants to make sure that they go to a good home. He is a excellent breeder and very knowlegable I love that my family and I were able to visit our baby and play with the other babies every weekend which made for a very easy transition to our house. I would never get a bird from anyone else 3/9/2013 11:05:35 PM
Hey Donna; First of all......Just to set the record straight. The Hyacinth is not going to eat your sweet baby!! LOL Thank you so much for your compliments! You are such a pleasure to spend time with!! I miss your visits and the laugh's we've had together! You need to come over with your baby and visit more! We still have time this summer while the birds are outside. Have you baked any more zucchini bread lately? Hint! Hint!
kathleen williamson merrillville, in I can't say enough good things about Brian & his aviary. I babysat my brother pionus for 8mo & finally had to give her back, but i knew that i wanted my own sweetheart. I researched all the breeds & breeder & it was Brian all the way. When i went to see him i still hadn't decieded which kind i wanted but after talking to HIM i decieded on a 5wk groffin cockatoo. It was great visiting him & bonding while he grew up. Brian is truly the only one to go to, he loves his birds. Jasper saids HI THERE 3/8/2013 7:18:28 PM
Hi Kathleen! It was a great pleasure having you to my home when you were visiting with Jasper! You are such a delight and a wonderful person to be around. Your love for Jasper has me in awe!!! The two of you are meant to be together!!! Thank you so much for the incredibly beautiful African Grey Statue. I absoultly love it!! I keep it on my fireplace mantle so everyone can enjoy! If you ever have the time, I would love both you and Jasper to come up and visit! Thank you again!!!
Ken Crystal Lake, IL We found out about micro-brood after doing some research on several parrot forums where he received raving reviews from everyone and nothing could be more accurate. We purchased a ruby and a scarlet macaw and they are best parrots we have ever owned. Brian takes the time to make sure the bird fits you and your life style so there are no problems later on. There is no pressure to ever buy a bird. We have owned and been around parrots our entire lives and nothing compares to brian and micro-brood. 2/11/2013 11:00:14 AM
Hey Guys! I bet you thought I fell off the earth! LOL Been a couple of crazy months here! But, spring is just around the corner and breeding season is amoung us now. It's going to get crazier! EEKS! You guys will be coming to visit this summer at Saturday bird garden parties? LOL I sure did enjoy having your family here. I miss that time. It has been such a pleasure for me getting to know the whole family. I know I have friends forever! Thank you so much for all the wonderful compliments. It's been a wonderful pleasure spending time and I am looking forward to more in the near future. P.S. I still have your cake pan! I'll have to make something and bring it by soon!
John Valparaiso, IN Could not have asked for a better experience. Went to Brian's looking for a birthday present for my wife. Ended up buying a Ruby macaw for her birthday and a B&G just because he was so adorable. The birds are incredibly friendly, playful, and beautiful, and Brian could not be a nicer, more knowledgable breeder. As an added bonus, every time you visit you get to play and interact with a bunch of friendly and exotic birds. The kids never wanted to leave when we visited. Brian is the best! 1/16/2013 11:47:09 PM
Hey Gates Family; NO! YOU GUYS ARE THE BEST!! I can't begin to tell you how much I enjoyed and looked forward to seeing you guys every week! What a great family and what great kids. Beleive me.....The pleasure has been all mine! I miss you guys coming and I sure hope that you guys will come and visit this summer. It would be a joy for me to see the family! I sure do appreciate all of you kind words. And John....I did not realize that you purchased my birds because you thought I was so adorable! Does Wendy know about this? LOLOLOLOL Thanks again and I will see you guys soon!!! My Best, Brian
Heather Chicago, IL My husband and I were amateurs when it came to exotic birds. When we decided we wanted to add an African Grey to our family, we found Brian and what an amazing person! He answered all of our questions, concerns, and was always available. We are now the proud owners of a baby Grey named Pippa and a baby Blue and Gold named Skyler. Brian's knowledge and passion for what he does is so selfless and you can truly see how much he loves his birds! 1/15/2013 6:14:43 PM
Hi Nick & Heather; What can I say but, Thank You! It has been such a pleasure spending time with you and Nick and on those special occasions.... Your beautiful daughters! I so much enjoyed our conversations whether it was politics, wine choices or your( green) problem at home that made Pippa vomit! LOLOLOLOL You guys have got to be one of the sweetest,gentle spirited and most sincere couples I have ever met! Hey Nick, I meant sweetest in the most masculine way! LOL I know I've made some forever friends in you guys and I look forward to spending time with you in the future. Thanks once again! Brian
Tina Osceola, IN We purchased an Eclectus Parrot from Brian about 8 months ago and I can't say enough about how great our baby is and how supportive Brian was. We had a bad experience with a bird purchased from a pet store and Brian spent a long time answering all my questions and taking time to educate us on our birds care 11/18/2012 11:53:26 PM
Hey Tina; Thank you so much for all of your kind words. I am so happy to hear that you little guy is coming along so well. It delights me to know that you and your family are happy!! I hope I will see you guys at the fair this spring. I would love to see some pictures! :) Thanks again, Brian
Brian Iowa, Iowa I bought a Blue Gold Macaw from Brian in March. He gave me all the knowlege I needed to know, like telling me about her feathers and when the claws need to be trimmed. He gave us food and treats for her, told us about the diet and how to keep her healthy. He also told us how to hold her and how to help her get use to the owner. I so recommend him, and I want to buy another bird from him. 11/12/2012 9:29:39 PM
Hi Brian with an i, LOL Thank you so much for the reference. I'm so happy to hear that your little bugger is doing so well. It wes great driving out to Iowa and seeing your property and farm. If you ever need a hand....Let me know. It would be a vacation for me!!! I look forward to hearing from you soon. Thanks again, Brian
tracy sparland, il bought 2 beautiful green wing macaws from Brian. He knows birds and will open his house to you and explain all you need to know about birds. He is very kind and will go out of his way to help you with choosing a parrot that is right for you. All his babies are raised around people and they are all very lovable parrots. We highly recommend Brain if you are looking for EXCELLENT parrots! After you get your parrot home and have questions,Brian is always happy to help. Bob & Tracy Hough 10/5/2012 9:32:21 AM
Hey Guys! Thanks for all the kind words! It has been a wonderful summer having the two of you here at my home every Saturday like clock work!! Just to think of the drive and expense you two made every week to come visit your two girls has confirmed and reassured me that my babies are in the best home ever!!! Not to mention how you "Tracy" have spoiled the dickens out of them! LOL I so much looked forward to seeing the two of you every Saturday and REALLY enjoyed getting to know the two of you. I certainly do now miss your weekly visits with the stories and laughter we all shared. But, I know through this past summer we have a friendship that will last a lifetime!!! Thank you both for coming into my life. You guys are truly SPECIAL! Till we meet again, Brian P.S. Next time we get together. I want some more of that very special cake with the not so appropriate name!!! LOLOLOLOL
Lori Hoffman Estates, IL I took my baby Sun Conure home last Saturday. What a joy he is. He's a little snuggler and loves to play with toys. He's very well socialized and loves everybody. Thank you Brian. You are a wonderful breeder and I thank you for raising such a wonderful bird that we have in Rio. I will keep you posted on his progress. 6/19/2012 9:06:54 AM
Hey Lori; I'm so glad you are happy with you new little guy! Please keep me informed with his progress. I want pictures!!! LOL Thanks again, Brian
Brenda We just went today to visit our goffin cockatoo. Brian has a wonderful household of birds. I have never met such friendly and social parrots. Brian is very personable and is a wealth of knowledge. After meeting him and his flock, I would never go any where else to purchase a bird! We could have stayed all day and we pretty much did. We are so excited to pick up our new addition in May! Thank you so much Brian. You made our day! 4/29/2012 7:46:01 PM
Thank you so much Brenda for the compliment and kind words! I'm so glad you are happy with your baby. You and Brian can come and play with babies any time you like. It is all my pleasure to be able to serve you with one of my babies! Tell Brian that I have a baby Macaw here with his name on it!! LOL Thanks again guys!! I'll see ya in a couple of weeks!!
Edgar and Marissa Cicero, IL There arent enough words that can express the positive experience we have had with the purchase of our baby sun conure. Brian takes the term "hand raised" to a new level. Our baby is gorgeous, friendly and extremely playful! Brian accomodated us with visiting times for our baby and introduced us to a whole new world of other amazing birds! We are definitely buying our next bird from him! Wouldn't dare go anywhere else! High quality birds and experience! Thank you Brian! You ROCK!! 4/17/2012 4:04:36 PM
priscilla Brian is fantastic!! I will never go to another breeder. His birds are beautiful an very sweet. He handles each one of them with care. His home was beautiful and clean. He was very knowlegabl and answered ever question I asked. Couldnt ask for anyone better than Brian. 4/10/2012 3:18:23 PM
Bob Sparland , Illinois Just put deposit down on 1 of Brian's Green Wing macaws, and Brian was very nice,answered all of our questions. All of Brain's babies were well socialized and beautiful birds.Cant wait to go up and visit our baby again. Thanks so much Brian,cant wait o talk to you again and visit with you and our baby. 4/2/2012 10:04:21 AM
Thanks so much for the kind words! I look forward to you and Tracy coming up to visit. I know it's hard for you guys to come every week from southern Illinois. But, I will keep you posted with his growth and send some photo's. Thanks again, Brian
Natasha Great guy. We called to talk to him about the best bird for us. An hour later we were scheduling a pickup. Bird is AMAZING, friendly with a huge personality. Brian called the next night just to check in. He's answered every question with honesty and confidence. My mom even loved the bird and this place. She's getting a cage ready herself and plans to head back up soon to get her own conure!!! 3/12/2012 10:30:48 PM
Kim Just bought a beautiful White Capped Pionus female from Brian. She arrived on Saturday morning. She is well socialized and healthy. Just everything I wanted in a bird and I couldn't be happier with her. Brian Douglas is an amazing breeder, he is knowledgeable and you can tell he really cares about his birds. He is there for you from the egg to after sale is over and is always quick to return calls. When I am ready for another parrot he will be the first person I call. 3/8/2012 1:26:20 AM
Sarah & Joe Lake Geneva, WI Brian is the best breeder I have ever purchased a bird from. Our scarlet macaw is so loving and playful, shows no fear of anything surrounding him. Brian makes the term "hand raised" a reality. He always took the time to answer any questions we had and went above and beyond to let us visit our baby while he was growing up. Maui is a very happy, healthy baby that fit into our family the very first day he came home. Thank you Brian!! 5 STARS and then some from Sarah Hoeft "Echo of Animal Gardens" 2/21/2012 12:00:12 PM
Estelle Palos Heights, IL LOVE THIS GUY! Brian truly knows his birds. if I had the room & got another bird I would defineately call Brian. by the way I got a beautiful blue fronted amazon. very well mannered. Brian any blue mutations heading your way you better call me! 2/21/2012 12:17:41 AM
Scott & Laura Peotone, IL My wife and I would like to extend our utmost thanks to Brian! Our baby Cameroon African Grey is beautiful, healthy and extremely entertaining! We cannot express how accommodating Brian has been! We cannot imagine getting a bird from anyone else and will of course recommend him to anyone we know looking for a great healthy bird. Thanks again Brian!!!!! 12/31/2011 10:00:52 PM
Betty Bannockburn, IL We are so happy with our sun conure. Brian is the best and he stays with you after the sale with any questions or concerns. Just the best!!! 8/30/2011 4:23:40 PM
Hi Betty; I am sooooo glad to here that you are finally haveing a good experience. Just to let you know the bird I rehommed for you is doing wonderful and is so loved by his new family. Thank you again! Brian