Is It Really Safe For The Parrots?
I receive many inquiries on the process of shipping a parrot–individuals often wonder if it is safe and how it works.
*Won’t he/she be scared? How long does it take?
*Won’t it be difficult for the parrot having to be all alone in a crate for so long?
This is how I explain the shipping process to individuals to help them feel more at ease with the process of getting a parrot:
Shipping a Parrot Is Very safe?
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Shipping a parrot by itself to a new location always sounds cruel and embarrassing, but actually I think it is harder for us than the parrot(s). With my many years of shipping experience, I know for a fact that all of the parrots are well taken care of. So if you stop and think about it, the airlines are not going to mistreat the parrot(s) for fear of lawsuit and customer dissatisfaction. I tape parrot(s) food and feeding instructions to the top of the crate and put frozen water in the crate, so it will gradually thaw out for the parrot(s) and the parrots are offered food along the ride.
The average flight is approximately 4 to 6 hours. I always ask about any delays or layovers and know the exact times and departures of the flights, so I know where the parrot is and am able to give you the information as well.
The parrot will arrive the same day as it is sent–usually a few hours. I have a big fluffy bed of shredded newspapers in the crate for the parrot(s) to nestle in and usually a pig’s ear chew (they love them), and a toy or sock with my scent on it–to help the parrot feel secure
What About Shipping In The Winter –Is It Not Too Cold?
If you decide on a parrot, I will guarantee -as I have for 9-10 yrs–that he/she will arrive safe and sound. p
Parrots can be shipped safely between 20 and 85 degrees–AA rules. All parrots ride in the belly of the plane where the temperature is kept at a comfortable 70 degrees–same as for the passengers–and they are the last on and first off the plane. Shipping during this time of year is completely safe and there is no problem so we need not to be afraid about that. Just like a person getting on a flight to go meet their relatives and/or friends for the holidays, shipping a parrot is very similar-and probably even a little easier. The only thing different about this time of year is that the airlines can be strict on the minimum temperature at each location (which is really good for the parrot(s) even though the plane is always kept at 70 degrees. I believe it is mainly for their liability and protection. Likewise, in the summertime–they will not ship if temperatures are too hot along the way. If this is the case, we will just wait for the next best day to ship or ship earlier or later in the day to combat the hot/cold part of the day.
NOTE.. Most shippers specialized in shipping pets will use a temperature regulation crate called an electronic crate.
These type of crates are used anytime since they can regulate the temperature to the one best for the parrot(s) travel
What is involved in the shipping process?
Since I am 30 minutes from my nearest airport and do not charge extra for delivery like most breeders, I try to make each trip count as much as possible by taking multiple parrots at a time while striving to accommodate to your specified times. Therefore it helps me greatly if you can specify multiple times/days you (or any other person with ID) would be available to pick up the parrot. So if you are interested in having one of the parrot after all amounts have been received, I am able to book the parrot. I will need to know the day(s) and time(s) you are able to pick up the parrot(s) your nearest airport, and your home address and phone number.
Usually, I can only book a flight three days in advance so they are aware of the temperatures for shipping. After I have booked the parrot, I will call and/or email you with the flight number times, and location where the parrot(s) is to be picked up. All you need to do is pick up the parrot at your airport–taking a couple forms of identification, like a driver’s license or insurance card and the airway bill number that I give you. Then I ask individuals to contact me as soon as possible after they receive their parrot as I’m very anxious to hear about the parrot–if everything went ok –what you think–and any other questions you might have.
It seems lengthy in explanation but it actually goes very fast!
What is the normal Shipping cost?
Most of the times I like to use Local Airlines as they have provided me with quality service. International airports are often the best bet, but I would be glad to check out your local airport to see if shipping is possible. Shipping World wide is available at all times and but shipping to other continents may cost slightly more. I ship worldwide to any Country, just provide us your closest airport and I will drive to the airport and get delivery organized. Shipping has been running approximately $250 which includes, a normal pet crate and health certificate. If 2 parrots are being purchased at the same time, from the same litter, they can be flown together in a larger crate .
When sending me your airports address, please send 2 different airports that you would be willing to travel to pick up the parrots
What our parrots are fed?
Our parrots are raised on Nutri Source small/medium breed Chicken and Rice parrot a quality 4 star kibble sold at many vet clinics and pet stores. We always suggest the use of a quality vitamin–2 of which we have had good results with are NuVet and Pfizer Pet Tabs Plus. parrots are also fed on the dry parrot food. We suggest when getting your parrot to feed them of a morning and again of an evening in order to be able to monitor when they will need to go potty. You can start with 1- 2 cups of feed each time–if they clean up the food then add a bit more until you get to the correct amount of feed that your parrot will consume.