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Expectations

Expectations


What to expect when you partner with Covenant Parrot Place to bring a Companion Parrot into your life
 

How We Differ from pet stores and breeders... 

We work hard to ensure that new and existing parrot owners are parrot-savvy before they leave our location; matched properly with a companion parrot; and truly understanding the responsibilities that accompany owning one of these magnificent creatures. We want to satisfy ourselves, and our buyers, that they have carefully considered all the ramifications of caring for a long-lived companion parrot and reached a logical decision (as opposed to an emotionally-charged "impulse buy"). 


Please download and read our sponsored document listed below:


Making A Logical Decision About A Parrot

This PDF presentation (accessible from the LINK above) explains some of the important aspects of making a logical decision when considering the purchase of a Parrot as a Companion Pet. Parrots are wonderful, amazing creatures so we believe in helping you make the best decision when contemplating a Companion Parrot to be sure that your lifestyles match and that you will grow fond of each other and stay togetther forever. This is crucial to achieving sucess with your fine feathered friend. Please click on the presentation above to download this helpful PDF document and take a few minutes to review the ten informational slides.

THE DIFFERENCES

Pet stores and breeders approach raising and caring for companion parrots very differently. Their prices and the level of support they offer differ, too. Here are just a few of the differences.
 

1. Pet Stores - Their primary business is the retail selling of products associated with pets and their care. (They sometimes also offer additional services: routine veterinary care and/or bathing/grooming). Pet stores make the most money selling food, toys, cages and accessories. Their primary focus is on selling products, not rearing healthy, socially-adjusted pets.

Pet store birds are rarely socialized, nurtured, or given proper development guidance, so most cannot be handled readily by customers, staff or management. In pet stores, birds are simply another “product”; the staff isn’t trained (nor is it expected) to understand or address the emotional and social needs of the creatures they sell.

Pet store customers’ choices are severely limited; usually the few creatures in stock are the only options customers have when they choose a pet. 

Finally, retail stores typically charge higher prices for what they offer because of the cost of their overhead. A baby parrot in a pet store is usually un-socialized, mal-adjusted, and often a nervous wreck. Despite these obvious limitations, baby parrots usually sell for significantly higher prices in retail pet stores.


2. Breeders - Breeders have lots of experience hand-feeding and caring for baby parrots during the critical first two months of development, but after that, most don’t have the space, the time, the inclination, or the ability to take their babies through the fully-weaned process.

Typically, there are two types of breeders operating in today's marketplace (with rare exceptions):

The first type focuses on mass breeding, hatching, feeding and forced weaning of baby birds for large commercial and retail pet stores. Their focus is on the volume of baby parrot sales, not on their quality.

The second type raises baby parrots to the “almost weaned” stage and then sells them to small specialty bird shops and other pet-related facilities that (in theory) are conversant with the final stages of hand-feeding and proper weaning. The risk here is that many of the birds that travel this route wind up in the care of individuals who aren’t fully adept at handling the crucial transition from hand-feeding to fully-weaned. This type of breeder is similarly focused on selling baby birds, not on raising, developing, socializing and nurturing them, so the birds that enter homes via this route seldom bond (or thrive) as companion parrots.

 

3. Benefits of Adopting from Covenant Parrot Place - In stark contrast to the above two methods, at Covenant we offer key values and companion parrot-focused differences that underscore our commitement to the wellbeing of the human-parrot bond:

 - We have our own Private Breeder Network that supplies our babies

 - We provide consistent, ongoing socialization and development

 - We use proven nurturing guidance techniques in raising our babies

 - Our babies are abundance fed and never forced weaned

 - Our babies are taken carefully from hand-fed to fully weaned status

 - Our babies are "Raised in a Home for a Home" to become truly companion parrots

 - We help the customer find the right companion parrot for his or her (or family) lifestyle

 - We assist in the purchase of the right bird, not just what's "in stock"

 - We provide our customers sufficient education to succeed with their baby

 - We offer a limited guarantee to protect investment

 - We offer free ongoing support to you and your companion parrot

 - At Covenant, the birds come first; the sale comes second


These are just a few of many value-added, personalized benefits you enjoy as a Covenant Parrot Place customer. We believe you'd be hard-pressed to find a higher-quality companion parrot or a better value anywhere else, because each bird here has been reared and nurtured to companionship standards. To this end, we establish a covenant between you, your new companion parrot, and ourselives. We'll always be here when you need us most. 


OUR PARROTS ARE RAISED IN A HOME FOR A HOME


We hope you'll consider one of our special babies for your home!