Feathered Follies began in 1993 in a garage and grew to open its first retail store on April Fool's Day in 1996. The original store was in downtown Walnut Creek, CA on Locust Street, but the new shop was out-grown before the end of a year and we began to look for another spot that would accommodate us.
We found that spot in 2001 when we moved to Mt Diablo Blvd. in Lafayette, California. We expanded from 1,500 sq. feet to over 3,300 sq. feet. This new location provided us with a private parking lot and no adjoining walls with other business, so our noise wasn't a problem. Circumstances in Lafayette changed, however, which allowed us to move to our new, larger building in Concord, CA at 1820 Arnold Industrial Way, Suites M-N. The new space is larger and brighter (4,000 square feet). They say everything happens for a reason and we're very happy that they did!
We breed many of our own birds, at least the smaller species. For those that we don't breed ourselves, we try to purchase chicks from people who believe in the standards of care that Feathered Follies does. We do not buy from production breeders! We want our babies to grow into healthy, happy pets that are emotionally balanced.
In June of 2015, Feathered-Follies changed ownership for the first time. The new owner and new manager are both long-time Feathered-Follies customers who look forward to upholding the store's reputation while also trying some new things and forging their own path. Customers should only notice the physical changes to the store and can expect to receive the same great products and services that Feathered-Follies has been providing to the East Bay and Contra Costa County for almost 20 years.