Frequently Asked Questions

Birds

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What are the costs of boarding my birds?

Birds are charged based on type of bird and size of cage. Generally there are small (parakeet, canary, finches), medium (cockatiels and doves), large (parrots, conures, and goffin cockatoos), extra large (macaws and large cockatoos). If there are two birds in one cage, we just charge for that cage rather than number of birds (within reason…you can’t cram 4 birds in one cage unless they are finches).

Is it normal for female pet birds to lay eggs?
How often do birds generally lay eggs and how many do they lay?
How often do birds need to come in to visit the vet?
How often does my parrot need its wings and nails trimmed?
Do parrots and other hookbill birds need their beaks trimmed?
What is the difference in feeding pet birds seed verses pellets?
Are pellets more expensive than seed diets?
Why do we prefer Harrison’s Bird Food?
My bird keeps laying eggs, is there anything I can do to stop the laying?
Will it hurt my bird to lay eggs?
Do I need to worry about the bird flu?
What foods do your recommend for my bird?
If I want to switch my parrot to pellets, how do I do it?
How long do we suggest that a new bird be quarantined from other birds in the house?
Can pet birds be taken outside?
Are birds at risk if the house is being painted, sprayed, or cleaned?
How is the sex of parrots and macaws determined?
What is egg binding?