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Love On The Wing LLC
"The Parrot Lover's Paradise"
Serving You Since 1992
At Love on The Wing, we actually have a physical building wherein we actually stock the bird supplies that we sell. We are not a fly-by-night internet site operating out of some bedroom computer and telephone. We stock the products we sell, we ship the products we sell and we have real live people who can answer any questions you might have.
Beware of websites that have  no phone numbers, no address and no real people to service you. With those types of places, if something goes wrong with your order, you'll have no merchandise, no money and no legal recourse.

Love On The Wing, the “Parrot Lover’s Paradise was founded in 1992 by Don and Kathy Kurta. It began when they rescued a pair of breeding Blue Front Amazons (that were in a terrible situation) and then fell in love with them. Don and Kathy felt that these gorgeous, magnificent creatures were literally the personification of “love on the wing” and thus, the company was established with that name.


As happens with many parrot lovers, Don and Kathy soon fell in love with other parrot species and added a pair of Solomon Island Eclectus, GreenWinged Macaws, Blue & Gold Macaws, Umbrella Cockatoos, Goffin Cockatoos, Congo African Greys etc... They ended up with a small closed aviary- that they like to term “Noah’s Ark on Wings”.


Back in the early 90s there were not many books on bird breeding and many of the books that were available were severely outdated with information and facts that had been proven outdated and even dangerous. Moreover, the internet was not nearly as widespread and filled with as many resources as it is today. (Although even today people must be very careful of  “misinformation” on the internet information highway). Many other breeders at that time would not share information readily with newcomers. So, Don and Kathy sought out as much information as they could from breeders who would share a bit, read any information they could find, talked to veterinarians, and the rest of what they couldn’t find out-they learned themselves -by doing.


Kathy especially, became “mommy bird” and cared for the babies around the clock. This meant many sleepless nights. During daytime hours, feeding, cleaning and socializing baby birds and the breeder birds took up most of her time. Kathy’s natural, nurturing instincts served well to make sure that everything went well with the babies. Her motto was always “nobody is going to die on my watch-everyone is going to be well-fed and happy”.


Since Love On The Wing was a small closed aviary, they never had a huge number of babies at any particular time. Thus, they were able to give the breeding birds and the babies a great deal of individual attention. In addition, having only a limited amount of babies each year meant that they could be very selective as to who they sold those babies to. Kathy always said “it was easier to adopt a human child than it was to get one of my baby birds.”


From the beginning, they knew that bird breeding was a responsibility that should never be taken lightly. It was paramount that the breeding birds and the babies be taken care of properly. They needed to be kept very healthy and very happy. And eventually the baby birds had to be placed in good homes. Good homes meant people who understood the commitment of having a pet parrot that can often live as long or even longer than themselves.

Throughout the years Don and Kathy always had the assistance of their two children Mandy and Justin. It truly has been a “family affair”. And of course their were a few close friends who graciously helped with the birds (they know who they are).


Back in the early 90s there was not much of a variety of bird supplies available. So, Don and Kathy searched across the country and even out of the country for the finest parrot supplies available and brought them into MN. They were the first business in the Midwest to literally stock hundreds of high quality cages, thousands of toys and tons of nutritious food- all for birds only.


Love On The Wing also offers a large selection of parrot related gifts for parrot loving people such as avian artwork, T-shirts, socks, clocks, watches, mugs, jewelry, tables, lamps and much more. They also carry a beautiful, affordable line of silver and gemstone jewelry-great gifts for any occasion.


Even today, Love On The Wing is the largest pet supply wholesaler and retailer in the Midwest that caters only to birds and bird lovers.


Love On The Wing stopped breeding birds a several years ago in order to concentrate more on the bird supplies side of the business. The company is affiliated with and sells supplies to many bird adoption & placement organizations and some bird breeders. Should you decide to acquire a parrot, Love On The Wing can provide you with names and phone numbers of appropriate individual people and organizations.


Both Don and Kathy became highly involved in the local bird community for many years. Don served as President of the Minnesota Companion Bird Association for 6 years and helped grow the club to a point where it had over 200 members in its ranks.


Love On The Wing prides itself on servicing their customers. Every employee has extensive knowledge of parrots. They’ll always do their best to answer whatever questions you have in order be certain that you purchase the appropriate products to

ensure the health and happiness of your precious parrots.


Today, Don and Kathy care for 2 pets, a 35 year old Blue & Gold Macaw and a 15 year old YorkeyPoo.


Love On The Wing is headquartered in Castle Rock/Northfield   MN. This location is open to the public. Here you’ll find many more items than are featured on their website. Every chance they get-they are continuously adding items to their website which is loveonthewing.com.
Please also visit the company's Facebook page loveonthewing/birdsupplies and "like" us. Please also leave your comments on our Facebook page and follow our timeline and comment on it. It would be very much appreciated.
Should you wish to contact Love On The Wing, please do so at:
Love On The Wing LLC
4439  280th St. West
Castle Rock/Northfield MN 55057
Open To The Public
Store hours: Mon-Fri; 10AM-5PM, Sat 10AM-3PM  (closed on Sundays)
info@loveonthewing.com or go directly to our "CONTACT US" page.
SEE OUR PROFILE IN THE HARDCOVER BOOK "TREASURES OF MINNESOTA". Simply go to www.treasuresof.com search for Minnesota and then search Pets & Animals.

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