Breeder of Eclectus Parrots,
Timneh African Grey & Greater Jardine Parrots
"Eclectus parrots are
typically not noisy, screaming birds unless the environment and your
management practices develop those behaviors." by Laurella
WE NO LONGER BREED PARROTS
FOR A LISTING OF
BREEDERS IN YOUR AREA GO TO THE BREEDERS LINK ON TOP OF PAGE
Our babies are lovingly hand-raised by us (Mike, Gwen
and Ryan) in our smoke-free home. They are spoon fed, not crop
fed. This means that we spend more time with them at each feeding.
They are abundance weaned and self-wean when they are ready, usually
around 16-20 weeks. The babies are closed banded around 10 days of
age. If you prefer no band just let us know when you place your
order. We can have the vet micro-chip them at the vet check up for
the extra cost. All our babies are played with regularly and
introduced to a variety of sights and sounds.
They go to their new home with a written Health
Guarantee, a hatch certificate, and a information packet.
All of our babies have been established on nutritious
vegetables, fruit, sprouts, cooked grains, cooked lentil mix and a seed
mix to ensure a foundation of nutrition, variety and stimulation.
We do not recommend Pellets to be their main diet. Eclectus
do best on a low to no pellet diet. We do understand that there are
times when a pellets diet may be needed but these times should be
We allow all our babies to fledge. Fledging is
very important to the baby parrots. They wait until they can fly
to completely wean. I'm sure this is necessary for survival in the
wild. If their wings are clipped they can develop a fear of
falling and can bite to protect themselves. For this and other
reasons we do not recommend clipping their wings as we feel it can
damage their personality. It is up to you to show them the mirrors
and windows, to keep your toilet lid shut, and make sure you only let
them out to fly when it is safe for them to do so.
on wing clipping. If you want their wings clipped let us know
and we will give them a baby clip before sending them home.
Never clip only one side as this leads to bad
navigation and could cause the bird to injure itself.
Our baby parrots may be seen by their new owners after
10 weeks of age by appointment. Because their immune systems
are fragile we ask that you wait until after they are 10 weeks of age.
Baby parrots need gentle handling and the initial socialization by the
breeder needs to be followed up by proper training and further socialization by
their new owners. Our work provides a foundation for the baby parrots to
develop into confident gentle pets. Please read up on the proper training
(positive reinforcement) of baby parrots as poorly trained pet birds are not fun
Shipping: Shipping is $125. (includes a kennel with
perch that you can use when traveling with your pet bird)
We recommend you bring your new baby bird to your vet
within the first three days. This way you and your new baby bird
establish a relationship with your vet. Have your vet do the
If you prefer us to do the vet check we will.
The vet check is an additional $150. This includes check up and
our travel time to Winnipeg. Prices are in Canadian funds.
We can also have our vet do DNA disease testing for Polyomavirus , PBFD,
Psittacosis and Pacheco's if you want. These tests cost an extra
Send us an e-mail with information about yourself and
we will let you know about availability.
If you are interested in a baby parrot please first
read the article, 'Life
with a Parrot' and "A
Parrot's Bill of Rights".
To reserve a baby bird we require a non-refundable deposit. This will come off of the purchase price.
The rest of the purchase price is due on pickup or before shipping.
If you are paying by check we do wait 10 days to make sure the funds
clear before shipping the baby bird.
We do not accept a deposit to reserve a baby bird we do not have. This
only applies after the baby bird has hatched and we have agreed to sell the baby
bird to you.
We will e-mail photo updates as well as some online video of your new
baby parrot once we have your down payment.
We recommend you use this waiting time to prepare for
your new pet. Check out our products page, or our links page for
books and articles on parrots. If you are only going to purchase
one book we recommend, "The Companion Parrot Handbook"
by Sally Blanchard. It covers all areas of parrot behavior and
training. Click on the picture below to order books.
All our baby parrots must be fully paid before leaving
You can pay via cash, certified check, money order,
email money transfer, or PayPal. If you pay with a personal check or
business check, we will wait (approx. 10 days) for the funds to clear
Make money order or check payable to Gwen Toews.
We do NOT accept credit cards.
We have a flat rate for shipping of $125, this includes the cost of
the kennel. We
ship throughout Canada by WestJet to all major airports depending
on weather conditions.
The shipping container will be a pet kennel. This can be re-used for vet visits or other
We ship West Jet Priority, this means
the bird(s) should be in your possession anywhere from 15 minutes to no
longer than 1 hour of the plane landing. It depends on the size of
All paperwork (hatch certificate, species information) will also be
sent along with some food.
Tell us where your nearest major airport is and we
will check on non-stop flights available.
All agreed-upon information will be confirmed within
24 hours of shipping. You will be contacted with the airway bill
number to claim your bird at the airport as soon as possible. We
will also check with you soon after to make sure everything went ok and
that you have your new pet bird.
Parrot Place takes great pride in the babies we raise and guarantee, at
the time of sale, that the bird(s) are in excellent health and disease
free to the best of our knowledge.
Parrot Place will provide each of our bird(s) with a seven day health
guarantee for PBFD, PSITTACOSIS, POLYOMA, and PACHECOS, non-treatable
pre-existing conditions that effect the health and well-being of the
bird(s) or genetic deformities. This guarantee is only available
PROVIDED you have the bird(s) tested by a QUALIFIED AVIAN VETERINARIAN.
Valid documentation must be provided for verification from the QUALIFIED
make an appointment to visit your avian veterinarian prior to picking-up
your bird, so that the health guarantee will cover the time period
guarantee is only VALID if the bird(s) are not kept in the same air
space as other birds in your home. For this reason, we are happy
to keep the bird(s) at our facility for one week past delivery date
until DNA disease testing results are determined. The DNA disease
testing will be done at your expense. If we receive verification
that one of the above conditions is diagnosed, YOU agree, at our
discretion, that we will either refund the entire purchase price to YOU,
or replace the bird(s) with another one of the same species, sex (if
known at time of sale) of similar age.
the event that you fail to have the bird(s) examined by a QUALIFIED
AVIAN VETERINARIAN within the seven day period, the health and fitness
guarantee stated above is NULL and VOID.
the event that the bird(s) die within the seven day guarantee period YOU
must immediately refrigerate (not freeze) the body in a zip lock bag and
deliver it to a QUALIFIED
AVIAN VETERINARIAN or LABORATORY for a necropsy (within 24 hours) to
determine the cause of death.
or replacement, if any, will be based on the cause of death (PBFD,
PSITTACOSIS, POLYOMA, PACHEOS, NON-TREATABLE PRE-EXISTING CONDITIONS
THAT AFFECT THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF THE BIRD(S) AND GENETIC
refund or replacement on inconclusive findings, only on the above
conditions. You MUST submit the leg band back to Toews
Parrot Place along with a written necropsy report or there will be no
refund or replacement.
Parrot Place cannot be held responsible for the cost of examination,
testing, histopathology or necropsy. Necropsy will only be
covered, if death is caused by any of the conditions stated above.
we make every effort to ensure our babies are sweet, lovable and
well socialized, there is no guarantee on how they will mature in your
home. You are responsible in the training and behavior of your
Thanks goes to Darlene Johnson of My
for writing this guarantee
Qualified Avian Veterinarians
List taken from the
Association of Avian Veterinarians
Jade Bay Veterinary Services
4110 Evans Rd.
Oyama, BC V4V 2E9
Eagle Ridge Animal & Bird Hospital
2599 Runnell Dr.
Coquitlam, BC. V3E 1S3
Night Owl Bird Hospital
126 8060 Silversprings Blvd. NW
Calgary, AB. T3B 5K1
Calgary Avian & Exotic Pet Clinic
3118 17th Ave SW,
Calgary, T3E 0B2
Phone: 403 240-3577
Fax: 403 249-8160
PO Box 3036, Station B
Calgary, T2M 4R8
Phone: 403 232-9391
Fax: 403 237-8318
Avenida All Pet Clinic
607, 12445 Lake Frasier Dr. SE
Calgary, T2J 7A4
Delton Veterinary Hospital
None listed, so you will have to use our
veterinarian, or use the veterinarian college in Saskatoon.
Best Friends Animal Hospital
Dr. Nancy McQuade
2355 McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 0A1
Centennial Animal Hospital
2747 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, R3T 2H5
Whyteridge Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Andrew Davidson
151 Scurfield Blvd.
Fort Gary, MB. R3Y 1L6
Winrose Animal Hospital
534 St Annes Rd
Winnipeg, MB R2M 3G1
Phone: 204 254-3150
Britannia Animal Hospital
3755 Britannia Rd. West
Mississauga, L5N 7X6
The Links Road Animal & Bird Clinic
41 The Links Rd.
Toronto, On. M2P 1T7
Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic
2826 King St. E.
Kingsville Animal Clinic
228 Division Road North
Kingsville, ON N9Y 1E4
Phone: 519 733 5450
Fax: 519 733 4821
Anderson Veterinary Clinic
1200 Rossland Rd. East
Whitby, L1N 8H3
LaSalle Anim Clin. 1560 LaSalle
Sudbury, P3A 1Z7
Phone: 705 560-7226
Phone: 705 268-7387
1606 King Street E
Camridge, N3H 3R7
Phone: 519 653-7232
Fax: 519 650-3322
Phone: 905 827-1171
Brack Animal Hospital
2621 Howard Ave
Windsor, N8X 3W7
Phone: 519 966-1020
Fax: 519 966-4745
Animal Hospital of High Park
3194 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, M6P 2A3
3194 Dundas St W
Toronto, M6P 2A3
3194 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, M6P 2A3
Bells Corners Animal Hospital
326 Moodie Drive
Phone: 613 820-1641
Fax: 613 820-7131
Lynwood Animal Hospital
30 Thorncliffe Pl.
Nepean, ON K2H 6L2
Millennium City Veterinary Hospital
365-1225 Bayly Street (Bay Ridges Plaza)
Pickering, L1W 1L7
Jardin zoologique du Québec
9530 rue de la Faune
Charlesbourg, G1G 5H9
Phone: (418) 622-0313
Fax: (418) 644-9004
5435 Chemin Chambly
St. Hubert, QC J3Y-3P2
CLINIQUE VETERINAIRE DES FORGES
2151 Boul. des Forges
Trois-Rivières, G8Z 1T9
45809 Chemin Chambly
St Hubert, J3Y 3M8
Phone: 514 443-1461
Fax: 514 443-5930
Hopital Vétérinaire Taché
379 Tache boulevard
Hull, J9A 1M4
Hospital Veterinaire Laurier
267 Laurier W
Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia
and Northwest Territories:
- · Other pets, other birds, Guests, Children,
Owner negligence, Cage location
- · Self injury as a result of flight response
- · Spoiled or tainted food/water, Lack of
food/water, improper feeding/foods
- · Poisonous plants, indoors or out, or foods
poisonous to parrots
- · Chemicals applied to plants or pests,
indoors or out
- · Household chemicals or fumes or sprays,
Cigarette or any other smoke
- · Fumes from overheated surfaces, such as
Teflon-type cookware non-stick coatings
- · Fire, hot or combustible or freezing items
- · Excessively hot or cold room temperatures
- · Electrical items and appliances or cords
- · Glass doors and windows, ceiling or other
- · Self-closing or swinging doors, human feet
- · Open cage or house or vehicle doors, Bird
left unattended while loose
- · Insect bites/stings, Bites or cage/food
contamination from vermin
- · Open water, such as uncovered toilet bowls,
filled sinks, swimming pools
- · Unsafe toys, toxic paints, unsafe cages or
- · Lead curtain weights or bell clappers,
untreated galvanized surfaces
- · etc.
You are responsible for the
training and behavior of your bird. So, please research and
learn what you can do to achieve the best possible pet potential for
your feathered companion. Check out our
or links page for
web sites that discuss Parrot Behavior, or
banners for recommended books.