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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 Desborough

Canadian Bird Breeder's Listing

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 limited.   

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.  Article 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 to have. 

 


Availability  

 
Timneh  African Grey:
Timneh
  $1200.00 plus shipping  
Eclectus:
SI
  $1300.00 plus shipping   Babies in nest!    
Jardine 
Greater Jardine

On eggs $800.00 plus shipping   Expect babies in the spring 2017
Picture to come White Bellied Caique       

  8 year old male white bellied Caique looking for pet home. 
  He is friendly, loves attention.   Fully DNA disease tested. 
  Email mgtoews@gmail.com for more info 

 

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 tests.  

If you prefer us to do the vet check we will.  The vet check is an additional $250.  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 $130.   

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".

Payment Method    

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. 

      Eclectus Books and Video Tapes from Avian Publicat   

 

All our baby parrots must be fully paid before leaving the premises. 

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 before shipping. 

Make money order or check payable to Gwen Toews.  

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We do NOT accept credit cards. 

e-mail 

SHIPPING

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 traveling.  

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 the airport.  

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.


Health Guarantee

Toews 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.

Toews 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 AVIAN VETERINARIAN! 

Please make an appointment to visit your avian veterinarian prior to picking-up your bird, so that the health guarantee will cover the time period allotted.

This 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.

In 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.

In 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.

Refund 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 DEFORMITIES).

No 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.

Toews 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. 

Avian Veterinarians

While 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 bird. 

Acknowledgment:  Thanks goes to Darlene Johnson of My Little Darlings for  writing this guarantee .

 List of Qualified Avian Veterinarians

List taken from the Association of Avian Veterinarians 

BRITISH COLUMBIA: 

Jade Bay Veterinary Services
Linda Kaplan
4110 Evans Rd.
Oyama, BC     V4V 2E9
Ph.  250-548-3777
Fax: 250-548-3701

Eagle Ridge Animal & Bird Hospital
Hugh Upjohn
2599 Runnell Dr.
Coquitlam, BC.  V3E 1S3
Ph. 604-464-3343

Night Owl Bird Hospital
Ph. 604-734-5100


ALBERTA: 

Sylvia Stauffer
126  8060 Silversprings Blvd.  NW
Calgary, AB.   T3B 5K1
Ph. 403-286-6557
Fax: 403-286-9897

Calgary Avian & Exotic Pet Clinic
Kerry Korber
3118 17th Ave SW,
Calgary, T3E 0B2
Phone: 403 240-3577
Fax: 403 249-8160

Virginia Honeyman
PO Box 3036, Station B
Calgary, T2M 4R8
Phone: 403 232-9391
Fax: 403 237-8318

Avenida All Pet Clinic
Irene Phillips
607, 12445 Lake Frasier Dr. SE Calgary, T2J 7A4

Delton Veterinary Hospital
Ken Keeler
8203-127 Ave
Edmonton, T5W2E2
Phone: 1-780-475-9225
Fax: 1-780-475-1403


SASKATCHEWAN:

None listed, so you will have to use our veterinarian, or use the veterinarian college in Saskatoon.


MANITOBA:

Best Friends Animal Hospital
Dr. Nancy McQuade
2355 McGillivray Boulevard, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 0A1
Ph. 204-269-4451

Centennial Animal Hospital

Heather McDonald
2747 Pembina Highway
Winnipeg, R3T 2H5
Phone: 204-269-8162
Fax: 204-261-1192

Whyteridge Veterinary Hospital
Dr. Andrew Davidson
151 Scurfield Blvd.
Fort Gary, MB.  R3Y 1L6
Phone: 204-487-6090

Winrose Animal Hospital
534 St Annes Rd
Winnipeg, MB R2M 3G1
Phone: 204 254-3150
Fax: 204-256-4495










ONTARIO: 

Britannia Animal Hospital
John Valsamis
3755 Britannia Rd. West
Mississauga, L5N 7X6
Phone: 905-824-7387

The Links Road Animal & Bird Clinic
Rick Axelson
41 The Links Rd.
Toronto, On.  M2P 1T7
Ph. 416-223-1165
Fax: 416-223-1560

Bowmanville Veterinary Clinic
Wendy Korver
2826 King St. E.
Bowmanville,
Phone: 905-623-4431
Fax: 905-623-1309

Kingsville Animal Clinic
Anthony Braithwaite
228 Division Road North
Kingsville, ON N9Y 1E4
Phone: 519 733 5450
Fax: 519 733 4821

Anderson Veterinary Clinic
Jim Holmes
1200 Rossland Rd. East
Whitby, L1N 8H3
Phone: 1-905-666-4004

Janice Vannevel
LaSalle Anim Clin. 1560 LaSalle
Sudbury, P3A 1Z7
Phone: 705 560-7226

Kay Hampton
Timmins,
Phone: 705 268-7387

Larry Graham
1606 King Street E
Camridge, N3H 3R7
Phone: 519 653-7232
Fax: 519 650-3322

Wolfgang Zenker
Oakville,
Phone: 905 827-1171

Brack Animal Hospital
Darlene House
2621 Howard Ave
Windsor, N8X 3W7
Phone: 519 966-1020
Fax: 519 966-4745

Animal Hospital of High Park
Don Dawson
3194 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, M6P 2A3

Petra Burgmann
3194 Dundas St W
Toronto, M6P 2A3
Phone: 416-763-4200
Fax: 416-763-4387

Karen Regan
3194 Dundas St. W.
Toronto, M6P 2A3

Bells Corners Animal Hospital
Donald McKiel
326 Moodie Drive
Nepean, Ontario
Phone: 613 820-1641
Fax: 613 820-7131

Lynwood Animal Hospital
Robin Roscoe
30 Thorncliffe Pl.
Nepean, ON K2H 6L2
Phone: (613)820-0443
Fax: (613)820-7458

Millennium City Veterinary Hospital
J. Sawyer
365-1225 Bayly Street (Bay Ridges Plaza)
Pickering, L1W 1L7
Phone: 905-420-9555
Fax: 905-420-5799
QUEBEC: 

Jardin zoologique du Québec
Chantal Proulx
9530 rue de la Faune
Charlesbourg, G1G 5H9
Phone: (418) 622-0313
Fax: (418) 644-9004

Michele Pilotte
5435 Chemin Chambly
St. Hubert, QC J3Y-3P2
Phone: 450-443-1461
Fax: 450-443-5930

CLINIQUE VETERINAIRE DES FORGES
Denis Lefebvre
2151 Boul. des Forges
Trois-Rivières, G8Z 1T9
Phone: (819)374-8535
Fax: (819)370-3084

Marie-Josee Hamel
45809 Chemin Chambly
St Hubert, J3Y 3M8
Phone: 514 443-1461
Fax: 514 443-5930

Hopital Vétérinaire Taché

Christine Chouinard
379 Tache boulevard
Hull, J9A 1M4
Phone: 819-777-5583
Fax: 819-777-7483

Hospital Veterinaire Laurier
Christian D'orangeville
267 Laurier W
Montreal, H2V-2K1
Phone: 514-277-0977


Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Northwest  Territories:  

None listed















































 


Common Household Hazards:

  • · Other pets, other birds, Guests, Children, Owner negligence, Cage location
  • · Self injury as a result of flight response or phobia
  • · 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 or surfaces
  • · Excessively hot or cold room temperatures
  • · Electrical items and appliances or cords
  • · Glass doors and windows, ceiling or other fans
  • · 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 related equipment
  • · 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 articles or links page for web sites that discuss Parrot Behavior, or the banners for recommended books.    


   
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