Pair #1: unrelated pair, 1 year old, SF dilute cobalt possibly split to ino male (close banded, sex-linked, disease tested for 4 things) with green/turquoise female (close banded, DNA sexed, disease tested for 4 things), ready to breed - now being set up for breeding for the first time, it won't be available for sale until after it's raised a clutch
Pair #2: unrelated pair, 1 year old, creamino female (sex-linked, disease tested for 4 things) with dark green/turquoise male (open banded, DNA sexed, disease tested for 4 things), ready to breed - now set up for breeding for the first time, it won't be available for sale until after it's raised a clutch
We prefer to have our birds picked up at our home, but will ship weaned birds at buyer's cost if requested. Payment must be received in full before we ship any of our birds. As of 1/15/08, the cost for shipping through Continental is about $160 and through Delta about $100. We have to charge $20-30 for a carrier to ship the bird(s) in. A health certificate (at buyer's cost) is not required to ship a bird, but it is required (at buyer's cost) if buyer requests shipping insurance from Continental. Although we/seller take great care in preparing our birds for shipping, we/seller cannot be responsible for any accidents that happen during shipping. Please note that the airlines take the bird(s) to the nearest airport that they fly into - the new owners have to pick up the bird(s) at the airport as the airlines do NOT deliver pets to people's homes. All the birds we ship will have their wings clipped prior to being put on the airplane - no exceptions.
Since most parrots live longer than any dog or cat, it is crucial to think long and hard before adding one to one's family. It is of utmost importance to us that our little ones go to caring, responsible homes, and not just to anyone who can afford to buy them. We ask potential/prospective owners to do their research, ask themselves why they wish to have a parrot (if it's for talking ability, not all parrots learn to talk), to calculate the maintanence cost (cage, toys, food, vet care, pet sitting), find a good avian vet, be ready to add their feathered friend to their will (ie. talk to and have someone prepared to take their feathered kid(s) when they are no longer in this world), and make sure that they have enough time for one of these beautiful creatures. Owning a pet bird is like having a small child - for 20+ years of one's life!
If, for some unforeseen reason, the owners of any of our birds can no longer keep their feathered kid, the birdie is always welcome to come back home to us, eliminating the need or possibility of any of our birds ending up in bird shelters.