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Bitting the Bullet!

We have been shipping these birds within the states and across Europe, UK, Canada and Australia etc. With such experience we break down the bullet and explain to you the steps involved in delivering your baby. This is also a useful guide when buying a parrot that needs to be shipped.

Preparing Them!

We make sure the condition of your Parrot is optimal before shipping. Babies on formula don’t need any extra supplements, but an older bird may. We fortify them all with a stress reduction preparation such as Avitec’s AviBios or Mardel’s Ornabac™. These are powdered mixes to be administered to their soft foods before shipping and afterward shipping. The lactobacillus, probiotics, and low ph. levels will help avert bacterial infections resulting from stress. The B-Complex vitamins will help with the stress level itself. We administer these freely to babies as well as adults.

Our primary consideration is the well-being of the bird(s) being shipped. We have been shipping for years and we take every precaution to make sure that your new pet arrives safely. We prefer to ship direct to a major city, eliminating connecting flights if at all possible. This may mean driving a bit further to a large airport, or it may mean picking up in the evening to ensure appropriate shipping temperatures during hot weather seasons. Weekday shipping is preferred over weekends, due to the fact that there are fewer travelers then, and that many cargo terminals close early on the weekends.

What Vessels!

Most airlines now require that a perch be installed (screwed in from the outside of the container) for birds. Here, our perch is made not higher than an inch from the bottom. This way, the parrot won’t fall hard or get caught under the perch during turbulence. We also line the bottom of the carrier with newspaper or crumpled then tamped down paper toweling so that the bird has a better foothold if it stays on the bottom. We also to tape a thick piece of cardboard halfway up the front door if the weather is inclement or if we are shipping babies. For parrots that are extra-large and can chew through most material, we line the entire crate with hardware cloth. We always ship bonded pairs separately or in a separate compartment within the crate so as to avoid stress wounds. We fill the bottom of the crate with the seed. It works as a good bedding liner and gives the parrots nourishment if they want to eat during the flight. We place cubes of juicy fruit in the container on the floor – grapes, apples, oranges, etc. This will provide the bird(s) with liquids during the flight and any layovers. Just be sure that there is enough food for the bird(s) in case of a few days delay! Finally, we add an extra piece of hardware cloth over the entire door of the crate so that no one is tempted to open the door to take a closer look or to take the parrot. We always make sure the crates have the label “LIVE BIRDS” on it, which is generally provided by the airline for awareness.

Shipping Vessels!

Usually, commercial hard plastic kennel cabs are the standard container for shipping. We only use airline approved kennels that are darkened to help eliminate stress during the flight. But we go the extra mile to construct heavy-duty wooden crates with breathing holes on all its four sides for better air circulation since all containers may have other cargo stacked around and on top of it. These provide more stability keeping the parrot from being thrown around during air turbulence. Costs for the crates are included in the initial deposit. Each kennel will have a perch, juicy fruits, vegetables, and parrot kibble.

Flight Arrangement!

We believe in democracy, so we negotiate flight times with our customers so they are comfortable with delivery and pickup time. This is done a few days in advance before the bird is being shipped. The customer is provided with the airline, flight number, flight arrival time and most importantly TRACKING NUMBER prior to birds departure. It is recommended the client be at the airport before flight arrival such that your bird does not wait at the airport for any long period of time. We contact our customers once again on the day of shipment before the bird leaves.  All sales are final when the birds are shipped. Incase of birds death during delivery or with 1 month of delivery which is very very rare, a new bird given to replace it or a refund of 100% your money is done. 

Local & International Shipping

We ship within all states in the United States and World Wide (UK, CANADA, EUROPE, AUSTRALIA, EGYPT ETC.). Shipment within the US is very fast and smooth and we consider this Local Shipping.

International shipping implies delivering out of the US. If your newly bought parrot is listed as a CITES protected species, you will need to ensure you have all the right permits beforehand OR notify us so we can ship with our papers to you for an extra $100 fee. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) protects endangered species and other exotic species that may be susceptible to endangerment if the trade is left unchecked which can be very tedious to obtain between (5-7) months. However, If your parrot is not among the species listed by CITES, you won’t have to go through the lengthy CITES permitting process. Popular parrots like the African greys, cockatoos, and macaws are not protected by CITES.  Once a parrot has CITES certification, the paperwork should be valid in all countries.
CITES is a worldwide organization and not directly associated with the USDA. The CITES certification is processed through the Division of Management Authority in the Fish and Wildlife Department in the US.

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