What about shipping? We ship out of Orlando International and will ship to any
U.S. destination that has direct flight service. Live animals are secured in the Cargo area of the airplane which is pressurized and maintained within a few degrees of the passenger cabin.
Shipments requiring connecting flights are given special consideration depending
on seasonal temperature restrictions at place of departure, transfer and destination all of which can restrict the time of year and time of day shipments can be scheduled. Even if it means a longer drive for pick-up, a direct flight is always the preference.
Cost of shipping, crate, and Health Certificate (if required) are at the expense of
Depending on the airline used, carrier sizes and total weight of the shipment, the charge for shipping ranges from $100 to $150. These costs are representative of
current average charges and are subject to change. It is always best to confirm the
estimated shipping costs at the time of each purchase.
Cost of carrier is dependent on the size required for the
type bird being shipped and ranges from $15 to $75. We use
premanufactured kennel-type carriers that are approved for
shipment of exotic birds by the International Air Transport
Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations, adopted by U.S.
Fish and Wildlife Service and the Convention on International
Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), and can later be used
to transport your pet with you as the need arises.
Each carrier is prepared with suitable absorbent bedding
as well as generous amounts of fresh food including fruit and
vegetables which provide needed moisture should delays be
experienced. Several days prior to shipment, babies are placed
in their carrier for varying periods of time so they can become
accustomed to their travel accommodations and make their trip
with the least amount of stress as possible.
Health Certificates are available and are optional except for those states and certain airlines which do require they be completed. The cost for a Health Certificate
will be the actual amount charged by the Veterinarian preparing the Certificate. Their
fee for this service is subject to change and will need to be confirmed at the time of purchase.
Once the destination and day of shipment have been selected by the customer, a schedule of available flights is secured from the airlines so a mutually convenient time can be established. The reservation and all required documents for shipment are completed by us and you are provided with all flight information including the Airway Bill number prior to the day of departure. Each shipment is accompanied with an Invoice securely attached to the top of the carrier which includes hatch date, closed band number and all other information relative to that baby.
The U. S. Postal Service regulations do not permit shipment of exotic birds from our area.