Shipping a Bird Is Very safe: See Below Details

Shipping a bird by itself to a new location always sounds cruel and embarrassing, but actually, I think it is harder for us than the bird(s). With my many years of shipping experience, I know for a fact that all of the birds are well taken care of. So if you stop and think about it, the airlines are not going to mistreat the bird(s) for fear of lawsuit and customer dissatisfaction. I tape bird(s) food and feeding instructions to the top of the crate and put frozen water in the crate, so it will gradually thaw out for the bird(s) and the birds are offered food along the ride.

The average flight is approximately 2 to 5 hours. I always ask about any delays or layovers and know the exact times and departures of the flights, so I know where the bird is and am able to give you the information as well.

The bird will arrive the same day as it is sent–usually a few hours. I have a big fluffy bed of shredded newspapers in the crate for the bird(s) to nestle in and usually a pig’s ear chew (they love them), and a toy or sock with my scent on it–to help the bird feel secure.

What about shipping in the winter –is it not too cold?

If you decide on a bird, I will guarantee -as I have many years of experience that he/she will arrive safe and sound. Birds can be shipped safely between 20 and 85 degrees AA rules. All birds ride in the crew cabin of the plane where the temperature is kept at a comfortable 70 degrees, same as for the passengers on board, and they are the last on and first off the plane. Shipping during this time of year is completely safe and there is no problem so we need not be afraid about that. Just like a person getting on a flight to go meet their relatives and/or friends for the holidays, shipping a bird is very similar-and probably even a little easier. The only thing different about this time of year is that the airlines can be strict on the minimum temperature at each location (which is really good for the bird(s) even though the plane is always kept at 70 degrees. I believe it is mainly for their liability and protection.

NOTE. Most shippers specialized in shipping pets will use a temperature regulation crate called an electronic crate’s that’s why we can ship at winter or summer.

These types of crates are used anytime since they can regulate the temperature to the one best for the bird(s) travel.

What is involved in the shipping process?

Since I am 30 minutes from my nearest airport and do not charge extra for delivery like most breeders, I try to make each trip count as much as possible by taking multiple birds at a time while striving to accommodate your specified times. Therefore it helps me greatly if you can specify multiple times/days you (or any other person with ID) would be available to pick up the bird. So if you are interested in having one of the birds after all amounts have been received, I am able to book the bird. I will need to know the day(s) and time(s) you are able to pick up the bird(s) your nearest airport, and your home address and phone number.

Usually, I can only book a flight a day in advance so they are aware of the temperatures for shipping. After I have booked the bird, I will call and/or email you with the flight number times, and location where the bird(s) is to be picked up. All you need to do is pick up the bird at your airport–taking a couple of forms of identification, like a driver’s license or insurance card and the airway bill number that I give you. Then I ask individuals to contact me as soon as possible after they receive their bird as I’m very anxious to hear about the bird–if everything went ok –what you think–and any other questions you might have. 

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