I posting this review to refute the accusations of some other reviewers. I've only known Anna for a couple of years, but as a pet owner of many years, I completely understand her point of view. Anna will not sell a bird to someone that she believes will not care for the bird as if it were their own child. It's her business and she cares for her birds. I first went to Anna after my bird died and Anna helped me to find a bird that fit my living style and personality. I spent a couple of hours there looking at all the different breeds. There were several birds that I asked questions about, but she did not recommend them because of their age, temper, personality or various other reasons. I ended up getting a Parrotlet and a Lovebird. They are still with me today, but I also have a second Parrotlet and a Quaker that I got from Anna. Each time she spent plenty of time with me in showing me how to care for them, what they like to eat, recommending cage sizes and layout of perches and food dishes. She wants the owners and the pets to do well. There are several other pet retailers in this area that sell a variety of birds, but after becoming an Avian fan and doing a lot of research, I would not bring a bird into my house from anyone other than Anna. \r
She is neither greedy or crazy. She has a fan club of supporters all across this state that have been going to her for years. I met one just yesterday at a Doctor's office after she saw my copy of Bird Talk magazine. She was telling me how she had to go spend time with her bird for two weeks when it was a chick before she could get it. I asked her, even though I knew in my heart, and sure enough, she had gotten her Lovebird from Anna several years before. Many times I've been there and customers were there with a chick getting to know it. Every time I go to visit with my birds, she takes them out, checks them over and offers to clip their nails or wings. Money is never an issue. And by the way, her prices are by far the best in the state of NC. \r
For those of you who don't have time to love your pets as much as myself, many others and Anna, don't waste your time going to see her. Go to Petsmart or some other animal department store and get what you they'll sell you. \r
If you want professional, loving, and expert advice from a veteran and are willing to invest the right amount of time to get a good bird, go see Anna. She's the best.