How We Ship And Deliver Our Birds
Shipping birds can be made to be less stressful by following some sensible advice from someone experienced in shipping and abiding to the rules and regulations of the shippers. What follows is an outline of how to avoid undue stress, accidents, loss, and/or injury to the parrots that you want to ship. This is also a useful guide when buying a parrot that needs to be shipped. You can be sure that African Grey Parrots home goes all the way in ensuring that shipping is less stressed for the parrot and smooth.
What Happens Before We ship A Bird
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 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. African Grey Parrots home only sells weaned parrots and all our babies are fully weaned when shipped.
Actually, commercial hard plastic kennel cabs are the standard container for shipping. We only use airline approved Crates that are darkened to help eliminate stress during the flight. But African Grey Parrots home goes 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 Crate will have a perch, juicy fruits, vegetables, and parrot kibble.
Shipping Rules And Routings
We ships to all states and can make arrangements to almost any city in the United States and the Canada. 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.
We Handle All The Flight
Flight time is been coordinated with our customer a few days in advance before the bird is being shipped (weather permitting). The customer is provided with the, air waybill/tracking number, and flight arrival time prior to departure.
It is recommended that the customer arrives at the airport no later than the expected flight arrival time so that your bird does not wait at the airport for any period of time. Also The Bird can be shipped and delivered to your address, the choice is yours to choose if you want to pick up from the airport or want it delivered to your home address. We contact our customers once again on the day of shipment before the bird leaves.
A return call, text, or e-mail to let us know that the bird(s) arrived safely is highly recommended. All sales are final when the birds are shipped. There are no returning birds unless the bird has health issues. We have a 72-hour limit, for notification after delivery of the birds, of any problem at the point of delivery, specified on the order. Immediate inspection is necessary to ensure damage didn’t occur during shipping and the birds are alive at delivery. We will replace the dead bird or refund the complete cost of the bird, but not the shipping cost.