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-Q- I want a bird that doesnt bite, what should I get?
-A- Anything with a mouth can bite. Birds use their beaks like hands, grabbing, touching, feeling, and rejecting things as they see fit. Any bird can bite at any time, and the severity of it depends on what they feel is necessary. If you have a bird, you must be prepared that it can and probably will bite at some point. Even the nicest bird can have bad days.
-Q- I want a bird that talks, what should I get?
-A- Many birds can talk! Lovebirds and cockatiels can learn words, but larger birds like macaws, speak with more clarity. The best speakers include African Greys and Amazons.
However, like people, not every bird is outgoing. Just because a bird can speak doesn't mean they will. Some outgoing birds will babble on for hours, but others may go their entire life without uttering a word. Some prefer to click, whistle, or make sounds rather than mimic speech. In the end, it is up to the bird.
-Q- My bird laid an egg, what should I do?
-A- At first, the best option is to do nothing. Allow your bird to have her egg for a few days (unless she breaks it, at which point you should remove it). This can help fufill that biological drive to reproduce. If you take it out right away that can often prolong the brooding period. After about 3-5 days you can remove the egg and dispose of it. Your bird may continue to lay during the breeding season, but repeating this process is the best way to handle the natural process.
If there is no male in with the female, the egg is not fertile.
If you are not a breeder, we do not recommend hatching baby birds. Parent-raised birds are not friendly, and the hand-raising process is both demanding and can be dangerous to the baby if not done correctly (aspiration, burnt crop, etc). It is best to leave that to experienced breeders!
-Q- Do you sell birds?
-A- Here at Feathered Follies we do sell birds. All of our babies are obtained from reputable local breeders who focus on quality over quantity. They breed for health and do not force clutches. We can guarantee that no baby is wild-caught. Each baby is hand raised and not sold until they are fully weaned. For details, visit our Baby Bird section of the website.
If you are interested in older birds, pay a visit to the Adopting a bird section of the FAQ below.
-Q- "What is the difference between adopting and buying a bird?"
-A- The birds that we consider up for adoption have a history. They have been previously owned by someone, and were either rescued or surrendered to us by someone who could no longer care for them. This means that they sometimes comes with toys, a cage, or other items depending on the circumstances. The bird may be young or old, friendly or frightened- it all depends on the individual. They require a human with patience, compassion, and understanding.
We do not adopt out birds on the first visit, and require that an interested individual be able to handle and care for the bird before even placing a deposit.
-Q- How much does it cost to adopt a bird?
-A- As mentioned above, adoptable birds are all different than babies. Their price is chosen based on their circumstances, age, species, temperament, and what items they come with. If you have come in and met a bird you are considering adopting, we will gladly share any information we have about the bird, including the price.
If you are interested in fostering a feathered friend, head on over to our non-profit sister site, The Center For Avian Enrichment, and fill out an application.
NOTE: This list is not all-inclusive and subject to change at the discretion of management.