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Below is a list of helpful WTF's. We are constantly updating the list so be sure to check back often!
How long do quaker parrots live?
Quaker Parrots typically live 15-20 years on average, but they can live up to 30 years.
Are Quaker Parrots loud?
It depends. All Quakers are different. Some are louder than others. Some prefer to sit on your shoulder and whisper secrets into your ear. Others prefer to sing and squawk at full blast like it's 1999. Quakers talk to each other, so the more Quakers you have, the louder it will be.
Do you sell unweaned babies?
On occasion, we sell unweaned babies, if the new parronts are going to be available during the day to accommodate the feeding schedules. The earliest that we will release a baby is around 5 weeks old, depending on it's size and strength. All BCB babies graduate from Flock Unibirdsity before going to their forever home.
Do you offer a Health Guarantee?
Yes. Every graduate comes with a 72 hour Health Guarantee. Providing you with a happy and healthy bird bestie is our number one priority. A certified avian veterinarian can help maintain that happy and healthy lifestyle throughout the life of your bird. We encourage you to have a certified avian veterinarian conduct a health exam at your expense within the first 72 hours of purchasing your bird. If your bird is found to be unfit for sale, you may return the bird for a full refund or exchange the bird for another of equal value. Please contact us for more details.
What is your refund/return policy?
We do not provide refunds or exchanges at this time. However, returns are included in the purchase of your bird. Life happens. We get it. Please let us know if you ever need to re-home your bird for any reason.
What types of payments do you accept?
We accept payments via paypal or cash on the day of release for fully weaned birds ready for their forever home. We also accept payments via paypal or cash to reserve a baby that is not quite ready to graduate. Reservations require a half down deposit with the remaining balance due at time of release. Please call/text us at 281-732-9663 or email at email@example.com for more info on how to reserve a baby via cash payment.
Is DNA testing included?
Yes. The gender of your bird will be determined prior to graduation. Blood tests are conducted to determine the gender. Since a blood test was conducted on your bird, you will receive a copy of the DNA report. In certain cases, blood tests are not required to determine a bird's gender. For example, Quaker Pallidinos can only ever be male, so a blood test isn't required to determine their gender, but we DNA test all our babies. All Flock Unibirdsity diplomas include information regarding genetic lineage. We will talk you through the genetic makeup of your baby explaining in detail the parent's genetics so that you leave fully understanding exactly why your bird looks like she/he does. Think of it like a genetics 101 course.
What is a leg band?
Think of it like bling for your bird. A leg band is a form of identification that stays with your bird for life. An aluminum "bracelet" will be placed on your bird between 16-18 days old. It will include our Flock Unibirdsity initials, state, year and flock number. This prevents blood lines being crossed during breeding. Should you ever decide to microchip your bird, registering your leg band could also help in returning your bird to you faster, should they ever go missing.
Do you offer shipping?
Due to Covid, we unfortunately can not guarantee shipping at this time. We are having to deal with it on a day to day basis. Delta Air Cargo has removed their embargo on shipments of live animals as of 7/13/20. So for the moment, we can resume shipping to states where it is legal to own a Quaker Parrot. Our shipping rate is $250 and that includes the custom wood crate, transportation to Houston airport and airfare with Delta. Please contact us if your are needing your bird shipped. We only ship babies once they reach 12 weeks of age and are fully weaned.
Do you allow visitors inside the nursery or aviary?
Unfortunately, no and no. The safety, happiness and well-being of our feathered family is and always will be our #1 priority.
Multiple visitors can be distracting and can cause stress to the flock. Most importantly, it exposes the flock to dangerous bacteria that can cause disease and illness. In an effort to keep our flock safe, happy and healthy, we run a closed aviary.