Due to the website being updated every Sunday evening, The Feathered Coop normally does not maintain
a waiting list, therefore, putting a baby on hold is done so on a first come, first serve basis.  You are
Once you have made your decision, you need to email Christine Bradley-Logan at
cbradley@thefeatheredcoop.com stating that you are interested in placing Baby 08-XXX on hold, along
with all your contact information.  An email confirming your interest will be sent back along with details on
how to send a deposit, if one is required.  To be on the safe side, we prefer not to place any baby on hold
until it has made its appearance on the website.

At this point, the website will be updated the following Sunday to show that the baby you are interested in
is “On Hold”.  There is nothing but time between you and your baby so this is a good time to get a cage,
toys, food, etc together for your new addition.  Here are some websites we recommend for these items:


CAGES
Bird Cages 4 Less:    http://www.birdcages4less.com/
Windy City Parrot:       http://www.windycityparrot.com/page/Windycityparrot/CTGY/cages
Drs. Foster & Smith:   http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/pet_supplies.cfm?c=5059+10346
That Pet Place:            http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/cat/info/22319/category.web


TOYS (Atleast 3 toys plus a swing should be in the cage)
Windy City Parrot:        
http://www.windycityparrot.com/page/Windycityparrot/CTGY/parrottoys
Drs. Foster & Smith:    http://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/pet_supplies.cfm?c=5059+5648
That Pet Place:             http://www.thatpetplace.com/pet/cat/info/22385/category.web


RECOMMENDED ITEMS
Travel Cage:  There is no need to bring a carrier for your baby, unless you want to, as boxes will be provided
to ensure that your little one has a safe ride home.
Play Stand         
Cuttlebone        
Sand Perch     
Cleaner           
First Aid Kit     


FOOD - A bag of the food (pellet and/or seed) that your baby has been eating will be provided at pickup.
Beaver Creek Aviary aka For Your Bird:   
http://www.foryourbird.com/

Finches
ABBA Finch Seed (100%)
Spray Millet (Treat Only)
Parakeets, Lovebirds, Parrotlets, Cockatiels, Quakers
50/50 mix of Roudybush Daily Maintenance Crumble Size (50%) and
ABBA Parakeet/Lovebird Seed (50%)
Spray Millet (Treat Only)
Conures, Amazons
75/25 mix of Roudybush Daily Maintenance Mini or Small Size (75%) and
ABBA Parrot Seed (25%)
Goldenfeast Tropical Fruit Pudding Blend (Dried Fruit Mix - Treat Only)

It is highly recommend having some spray millet available for your new little one as they will be nervous
and may not eat as they should for a couple of days and I have yet to find a bird that won't eat the spray
millet so if they atleast eat that, they will be okay until they get adjusted.


AVIAN VETERINARIAN
Due to busy veterinarian practices, it would be recommended to schedule an appointment with your avian
vet as soon as you are notified that your baby is ready.  A list of avian veterinarians will be provided to you
when you pick up your baby but if you wanted to locate one ahead of time, please visit:  
www.lafeber.
com/FindALocal/Vet/default.aspx.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT LIVING WITH A PARROT
We highly recommend you read Things You Should Know About Living With A Parrot located at
http://www.thefeatheredcoop.com/LivingWithAParrot.doc.  This document is a wealth of information
pertaining to pet birds.


WHEN YOUR BABY IS READY TO GO HOME…

Decisions on when a baby is ready to go home or not are done on the weekends and once your baby is
ready, the status on the website will change from “On Hold” to “On Hold & Ready To Go Home” and you
will receive an email the following Monday to set up an appointment for the following weekend.  We will not
let your baby go before that weekend, as we like to have that week to make sure all is well and that your
baby will be okay when it leaves us.  With that said, if we feel that something may be hindering the well
being of your baby, we reserve the right to postpone the date that your little one can go home and will
notify you as soon as possible.

Due to full time employment away from the aviary, appointments are generally on the weekends only.  
We normally take appointments every hour starting at 11AM until whenever on Saturday and Sunday
unless otherwise indicated in the email sent to you to set up an appointment.

DIRECTIONS
http://www.thefeatheredcoop.com/Directions.htm

PAYMENT
We accept Cash, Credit Cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express) and Debit Cards.  We also
expect payments via PayPal utilizing cbradley@thefeatheredcoop.com as the email address.  We
do not accept checks (personal, business, or otherwise).
 MD sales tax is included in the price of the
bird so if the website says your bird will cost $75, then that is all you will need.  

WING CLIPPING / NAIL CLIPPING
Your baby will have its wings clipped before it leaves The Feathered Coop unless you have requested
otherwise.  This is something that needs to be done every 6 months and is offered free of charge by The
Feathered Coop as long as you bring the bird back to us.  Please note that although the birds wings may
be clipped, they will still be able to fly a little, typically across and down.  When your bird is able to fly
across and up, it is time for a clipping.  A diagram on clipping the wings and nails will be provided when
you pick up your baby.

If you request not to have the wings clipped, we reserve the right to clip them if we feel that your baby's life
may be in jeopardy when and/or if your baby were to take flight.  Your baby's wings will grow back at their
first molt, normally at six months of age, so if you desire to have a full flighted bird, you will be able to at
that time.

QUESTIONS
If you should have any questions and/or concerns, please do not hesitate to email or call us.
Closed Breeding Aviary
Located in Frederick, MD
Visits Are Welcome By Appointment Only
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