Bird Purchasing Etiquette

After seven years of raising and trading birds, I have come to the conclusion that I am probably not the best person to Several bird breeders’ patience was put to the test by this situation. The majority of individuals about whom I questioned regarding purchasing birds from were extremely friendly and courteous, and they took the time to answer all of our questions.

When I tried to convince them, not a single one of them yelled at me or asked if I was crazy. Buy some birds at a discount. When I think about how much of their time I took up, I can’t help but feel embarrassed. asking questions about what they brought up, or requesting explanations from them on my inquiries. about the question “what is that?” So here goes………………

1. Have at least a broad concept of what it is that you want to find, such as a species, mutation, or sex, pairs or juveniles, age of birds, whether a bird is a pet or if it was kept in a cage.

2. Take into account the breeder’s available time. If you can believe it, the most of them are really persons who are busy. In addition to providing care for birds and engaging in conversation with prospective consumers, Many people who are members of birding organizations or clubs also have full or part-time jobs. jobs. When you contact, make sure to ask the breeder whether it’s a convenient time for them to talk. They’ll be friendlier and more willing to take the time to answer your queries and spend it with you. if they are not already engaged in activities such as feeding themselves, cleaning themselves, eating themselves, or Perhaps even setting aside some time to unwind with some close friends or family.

3. Do not inquire about taking a tour of the aviary belonging to the breeder. It’s not that a breeder is obligated to have a dirty bird area or one that conceals birds in bad condition. The majority of breeders who continue to people who keep birds for a living have gained a lot of knowledge about aviary management and are making an effort to put it into reality. acceptable levels of cleanliness with our birds. We get education on the fundamentals of health and nutrition. and make an effort to provide a diet that is both healthy and comprehensive.

It is our responsibility to keep our birds safe from unidentified disease-causing pathogens and predators. The disruption of birds’ resting and breeding cycles caused by human presence causes stress. Numerous breeders Birds experience anxiety once their usual caretakers are replaced by someone else. pass across their territory. Some species of birds are so prone to flight that they can actually hurt themselves if they try. surprised. Some birds are known to assault their mates, abandon their nests, or even kill their young. chicks. Despite the fact that captive breeding of birds has been going on for decades, they are not yet considered to be a viable considered a domestic animal. In the wild, they are also almost always a victim of predation. And when they feel frightened or surprised, their immediate inclination is either flight or fight, with flight being the more common response. typically being the choice that is picked. There are a great number of species that can be discovered in America. aviculture practices that were common many years ago are no longer available. Breeders have a duty of care to protect their herds and flocks.

4. Ask for price quotes. These can range all over the place. Breeders who have a good name in the industry can and will frequently command a price that is greater in the market. Breeders that have won honors at shows or Rare mutations typically have a higher asking price. Breeders that are willing to guarantee their animals’ health might want a higher price for their birds. Breeders who utilize veterinary services are referred to as “users.” It’s possible that accessible vaccines and tests for species-specific health issues will cost more. Some people who do this as a hobby only produce a few children at a time to either sell or give away. Some When multiple animals are purchased from the same breeder, buyers may receive a discount. It’s possible that a cheap bird could be a good bird and be in perfect health, but if you plan on breeding it yourself, you need it to have breeding potential. Choose a breeder with a good reputation and animals of the highest quality.

5. Inquire about the availability of a health guarantee, but keep in mind that you are ultimately accountable purchasing party to do tests and quarantine on the birds after they have been delivered to your home or aviary, make arrangements for a veterinary checkup to take place within a certain amount of time, and provide for after you have brought your items home, you should ensure that they receive excellent care. The newest bird is called. Highly susceptible to the negative effects of stress and sickness during the period of transition from the facility where it was bred to its new permanent residence.

There are occasions when breeders don’t offer any sort of warranty on their birds. They are not making an effort. to avoid taking responsible for either the replacement or the reimbursement. Some of the more significant or uncommon ones There are some species that don’t breed very often, and when they do, the babies are typically claimed quickly. of the actual date that they hatched. Additionally, once an exotic bird has left the breeding program, the facility where the breeder has no idea whether their directives are for care, quarantine, or neither The shipping will proceed in the manner that they have stated. If something isn’t right, you should talk to the breeder.

Some breeders will demand that you replace the bird with a new one if it passes away within a certain amount of time. perform a necropsy on the bird at your own expense in order to check for any probable illnesses or flaws in one’s genetic makeup. You will be expected to show evidence of this, namely a copy of the report that the bird can be identified by its color, species, and the number on its band. A good number of breeders will if the defect is genetic or could have been caused by genetic factors, the company will either replace the bird or refund the purchase price. could be a disease that they are not aware they have in their very own aviary.

Moving to new housing causes anxiety not only for the new bird but also for any existing birds you may have. have. They require some peace and quiet, some nutritious food, and some time to acclimate to their new owners and environment. If you add the bird or birds to your personal collection without any intermediary, you shouldn’t count on getting your money back from a breeder in the event that the new bird gets sick or passes away. Or if some of your other members already have it. As the buyer, it is your responsibility to make sure that Keep both your current birds and any arrivals safe from any organisms that could potentially harm them. Cause difficulties for either party. What is poisonous to one species may not be harmful to another. The recommended amount of time spent in quarantine will change from breeder to breeder. Remember because of the quarantine, there will be no sharing of air space.

6. In the event that a problem arises, communicate immediately with the breeder. The majority of us want for a positive reputation and are eager to collaborate with you in the event that issues arise. It’s It is conceivable for a breeder to have an issue without even being aware that they have one. Be respectful and dealing with them directly to resolve the issue is recommended.

7. The cost of shipping will be borne by the customer. Despite the fact that using the USPS saves money,

Keep in mind that in addition to that, it is against the law. Heavy fines, time in jail, and property seizure may be imposed. it is possible to get rid of the birds without having to bring them back. The law will not tolerate ignorance of it. save you from the burden of severe penalties.

8. Discuss the possibility of making a deposit on the birds. In most cases, this is not subject to a return.

After that, the breeder will not be able to sell those birds to any other parties interested in purchasing them, and if you back out, he or she will be left with birds that have not been sold. The breeder will frequently taking into account specific circumstances, there may be situations when your deposit is refunded. in the event that something unexpected occurs. Due to unforeseen circumstances, I had to cancel certain purchases. when the need arises. On occasion, it was due to the fact that I was acting rashly and making promises. for birds I was unable to afford or because there were unexpected family obligations that demanded their use. dollars spent on the procurement of birds. I would now like to propose to make a deposit. It is useful for me . I need some time to mull it through before I decide. If you cancel just once, most people will forgive you, If you cancel your order twice, you may be required to pay the total amount before it is delivered.

Every breeder tends to their herd in the manner that is most comfortable for them. We’re all different. Please make an effort to respect each of us for the level of bird quality that we strive to generate. We have days that are great and days that are terrible. Our unique personalities have the potential to frustrate or uplift you. We are conscious of the fact that others are observing us as well and make every effort to be of assistance to you in making decisions according to the information that you provide to us.

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