Birds We Raise
In the Nursery
Reserving Your Baby
Parrot's Bill of Rights
Birds Way of Thinking
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FAQ'S - COMMONLY ASKED
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
|Below are some common questions that we receive from customers and
inquiries. We hope
this page will help you with some of yours. If not; please always
feel free to contact us. We will be happy to answer any questions
you might have.
|Which sex makes the best pets? Both sexes; equally.
We are asked this with the majority of inquiries. In the species we have
raised now, and in the past; we can honestly say that not one sex has
stood out over the other as far as pet quality. Baby parrots are
just like humans - unique in their own personality. The care, guidance,
and attention they receive is a major factor in pet quality.
|What size cage should we get?
First: The biggest you can afford. Second: consider
how much time your companion will be spending in the cage each day.
Third: Consider the size; especially the head size of your bird
the bar spacing is proper so your little one cannot get through the bars
or worse - stuck and possibly injured. You will also want to allow
room inside the cage for perches, toys, dishes, ect. and still allow
plenty of room for your baby to play and get proper exercise while in the
|Are your babies banded: Yes, we close band each and every
baby. Bands have our aviary initials (FOA), year hatched, and number.
|Do you require deposits to reserve a baby? Yes,
Absolutely. We require a 30%
NON-REFUNDABLE deposit to hold babies. This guarantees
that we indeed hold the specific baby for you until your baby is fully
weaned and maintaining on his or her own and ready to go home with you.
|How long after my baby is weaned do I have to take the baby home?
When we notify you that your baby is weaned and ready; you have 7
days to meet to deliver or ship your baby to you. After that time;
if we need to keep your baby for longer; there is a $10.00 per day
charge to home your baby for you. If arrangements are not agreed upon;
the baby will be offered for sale and any deposits will be forfeited.
|What do you feed your babies? All our birds are fed a
soft food mix each morning. The mix includes: a variety of veggies,
fruits, sprouts, legumes and/or brown rice. We also start them out with
their first solid food being pellets. We feed a wide variety of foods to
your baby so they have a varied diet and are off to the best start
possible. The babies love the sweet potatoes; especially the African
Grey babies and Ekkies! We also make birdie breads for all our birds.
We make different varieties and offer great "goodies" in the bread mix.
Our birds seem to know when we are in the kitchen preparing things for
them. Many foods freeze well and can be kept readily available for
|How often do you have babies? Our breeders are a part of our
family. We care for them and they are more to us than just
"baby-makers". We allow our babies to have 2 clutches per year
with a long rest in-between clutches. If a pair has a very large
clutch; we only allow them to have that clutch that year.
Our babies go fast and we rarely have babies which are not reserved at a
young age. It is very rare for us to have babies available that
|What foods can I share with my baby? Your baby loves to
share a meal or snack with you. If you are eating something; offer
a few bites to your baby. Always remember: NO AVOCADO, NO
CHOCOLATE, NO CAFFEINE!! Please remember that foods high in
fat or carbs/sugar should always be limited in amount given. Your
bird has very small organs and it doesn't take much to have a problem.
|What do I do if I need shipping? We do offer shipping
from OKC World Rogers Airport via either Contential or Delta Airlines at
buyer's expense. If you will need shipping; we first verify that we can
indeed ship from our airport to your airport of choice. We do this
upfront prior to accepting any deposits. We never want you to be
looking forward to one of our precious babies; only to find that there
is no shipping options to your airport.
|Do you sell un-weaned babies: No! There are so
many things that could go wrong in hand feeding and caring for an
un-weaned baby. We would not risk the health of the baby to
someone who is un-experienced in hand feeding. We want your
experiences with you baby to last for many, many years.