What We Do
Carvalho's Friends of a Feather presents birds in flight and song around the world.
By combining entertainment, education, positive reinforcement, mental and physical enrichment, and superb show production...
we create experiences that remind our audiences of the gifts we share in the birds of the world.
In 2007 we facilitated the inclusion of additional animal species into our presentations.
How a Dream became a Reality...
The connection began at a young age when Joe Carvalho was given a parakeet for his fifth birthday.
He began to form a strong bond with his new friend, Pepito, and they began playing together with simple behaviors.
When Joe was 21 years old he owned a car wash in Fremont, CA...
where he entertained his guests with bird shows while they were waiting for their cars to be cleaned.
In 1979 he went on The Gong Show with his cockatoo, Shiek.
They received a perfect score from the judges, and subsequently received a call to perform in his first bird show at Knott's Berry Farm. His connection with the animals was undeniable, and the show quickly became a season pass holder favorite.
Allowing a 5 year old's dream to become reality.
"Nothing great in the world has ever been accomplished without passion."
George Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, German Philosopher (1770-1831)