Reasons for Conditions of Sale
Most people involved in aviculture that have excess birds to sell are genuine people and NOTHING is more disheartening buying birds only to have them die a few days after getting them. If you are new to aviculture you may know someone more experienced to go along to see the birds. You are wanting to buy and always ask the seller the last worming date he did for the birds on offer for sale and for the more expensive and exotic bird species ask the seller if an Avarian vet check can be done BUT you would have to expect to pay all costs involved. Listed below are reasons WHY sellers are reluctant to refund:
- were the birds purchased placed in quarantine for a week before being introduced to your aviary?
- were the birds purchased put in a aviary with more aggressive species?
- were the birds purchased put in a suitable aviary that provided shelter and shade and a sunny aspect?
- were the birds purchased provided clean drinking water and DRY seed and vegetable scraps removed?
- were the birds purchased suitable for the climate where they are to be housed?
- were the birds purchased safe from rodents, cats, butcher birds, minor birds and snakes?
- were the birds purchased transported in a heated or air conditioned car and kept covered during the trip home? Air conditioning and car heating can cause death if a sudden rise or fall in temperature when they are taken out the car (finches especially).
- were the birds purchased given unfinished live food eg, maggots need to be finished In damp pollard?
- were the birds purchased put in an aviary too late in the evening and not given a chance to explore their new surroundings causing stress?
- were the birds purchased injured taking them from there traveling cage?
Listed above are the reasons you can lose birds. As we have said previously, once the birds leave the sellers property, they are out of his/her control.
When keeping birds, whether its in an outdoor aviary or inside caged birds, the birds depend on you %100 for their survival. Most people in aviculture refer to their bird as their BABIES and do look after them very well.
TIPS WHEN PURCHASING NEW BIRDS:
When looking at birds to buy, stand back away from the cage and watch how active the birds are when they’re being captured check their vent and see if its clear of any droppings on the feathers near the vent , its ALWAYS a good idea to keep new birds in quarantine for a week before introuducing them into your aviary with your birds if a seller cant tell you a last worming date while their in the quarantine cage change their water every day for seven days straight with a worming medication instruction and amount to be given are stated on the box or bottle worm every 90 days.