Gills and Quills

You enjoy your pets while I take care of the rest.

Bird Sitting, Cage Cleaning, and Aquarium Care in Santa Barbara, CA

I would love to hang out with your feathered friend! The majority of my experience is with Budgies, Cockatiels, and Indian Ringnecks since that’s my flock here at the Gills & Quills Aviary. I also have experience with Love Birds, African Greys, and other parrots.

Pricing is flexible based on what helps you the most. Some of the services I offer:

  • Bird Sitting at your Home (Pet Socialization, Cage Cleaning, Food/Water Change)
  • Longterm Bird Sitting at my Aviary
  • Bird Check-Ins (Daily Feeding, Water and Liner Change)
  • Regular Cage Cleaning and Maintenance

I have been keeping freshwater fish in live-planted aquariums for a few years now and I adore my little bettas, tetras, and more! However, nobody loves the weekly water changes, parameter checks, and wondering why your plants are dying this time. I’m here to keep your tank healthy and your fish happy. Some of the services I offer:

  • Weekly Water Changes and Tank Cleaning (with Plant Maintenance)
  • Bi-Weekly Tank Deep Cleaning (with Plant Maintenance)
  • Fishy Check-Ins (Daily Feedings and Water Parameter Checks)
  • Longterm Fish Sitting (Feedings, Cleanings, and More)


  • $24/hr for Bird Check-ins (Starting Price at <7mi of Kapolei)
  • $30/2 hrs of Bird Sitting, Maintenance, and Pet Socialization (Add-On)
  • $145/week for Bird Sitting at My Aviary
  • $170/week for Bird Check-Ins and Maintenance (Starting Price at <15mi of Santa Barbara)
  • Discounts Applied for Longterm Bird Sitting (Over 2 Weeks)

Cage and Tank Cleaning

  • $20/Sm-Md Cage Cleaning
  • $25/Lg Cage Cleaning
  • $30+/Lg-Xlg Cage Cleaning
  • $20/ <15gal Tank Cleaning
  • $22/ 20gal Tank Cleaning
  • $35+/ >30gal Tank Cleaning
  • Discounts Applied for Regular Bookings or Multiple Cages/Tanks


  • $140/week for Fishy Check-Ins (Starting Price at <15mi of Santa Barbara)
  • $160/week for Fishy Check-Ins and Tank Cleaning Included (Starting Price at <15mi of Santa Barbara)
  • Discounts Applied for Longterm Fish Sitting (Over 2 Weeks)
  • Discounts Applied when Bundled with Bird Care

Need last minute bird sitting? Aquarium cleaning? Bird cage cleaning?

Schedule below!

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