Lafeber has built a business catering to feathered friends. The firm makes food, toys, and vitamins for pet birds. Lafeber's products portfolio includes brand names Avi-Cakes, Nutri-Berries, Nutri-Start Baby Bird Food, and others. It also makes and markets hand-feeding formula for birds and sells food developed for macaws, lovebirds, cockatoos, and parakeets. The company sells its products through its Web site and in specialty pet and bird stores, such as Petco and Tomlinson, nationwide. The pet food firm was founded in the late 1970s by Dr. T.J. Lafeber, a veterinarian who previously operated a pet bird hospital before he began developing bird food products.