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Health and Safety


We are active members of F.E.A.T.H.E.R.S. and understand the risk of housing parrots together. We are very concerned about disease prevention. A full intake questionnaire will be completed with each bird. Depending on the details given, a veterinarian health examine may be necessary. Our home has air purifiers, is cleaned daily with FrogWash, a bird friendly cleaner. Boarding cages are disinfected after each bird leaves our home and stored clean.


We have worked with parrots that have needed medication for pain management, calcium or antibiotics for a specific injury. Our ‘Too Crazy Birdy Hotel associate Laurie Rex has a wealth of knowledge and experience to support us. Dr. Ian Lawrie, Chase River Veterinarian Clinic (250)591-4050 is our vet. (We of course would take your bird to another vet if you so choose).


 Prevention Steps include:·

  • Out of Cage time - is supervised by Diana and Kip. We do allow a few birds out at a time, but we take great care that they are well separated and safe to enjoy play time. Handled by others - we do not allow any of our parrot guests to be handled by anyone other than Kip and I. We have no children living with us and during any visits they are well supervised for the safety of the children and the parrots. We have one little Bichon Frise, Cheri and she is very parrot aware.

  •  Water is changed daily and more often if needed.· All bird dishes are washed in the dishwasher.

  • Cages are cleaned daily and fresh paper and/or shavings are put in the cage. Floors are swept daily and the paper (poop catchers) are removed, but trust me it does not look like it was done an hour later.

  • Temperament of the parrot - we are careful to place parrots where they feel safe and secure, sometimes against a wall, others near a window. It all depends on the parrot, as they need to feel safe.

  • Travel Crates -- yes, we have reviewed emergency evacuation procedures and now request that travel crates be kept beside your birds cage during its stay. We also are familiar and are prepared with "pillow cases" in case of an extreme emergency.

  • Wings Clipped -- all our parrots have clipped wings. We have lots of windows at the front of the house and we want to avoid potential neck injuries. Also, our birds can go outside on the patio. IF your bird is flighted, you have two choices. We are happy to clip its wings or they need to stay in the small bird room or the quiet room, as the rooms are contained and no doors open to the outdoors.

  • Sunshine and fresh air are an option, but only to clipped birds and under individual supervision. For a walk in the garden a harness is necessary. We have hawks in the area and great care is taken. Permission must be granted for outdoor time for your parrot.

  • Teflon, Self Cleaning ovens, etc. We are well aware of the hazards and do not have these types of products in our home.

  • Household plants - we have no indoor plants, and outside the patio has no plants that a parrot can reach, our grass is not fertilized.


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