1. Look on our
Hand-Feeding Now page to see if
we have the type of bird you wish to purchase either hand-feeding
now or fertile eggs. If the species of bird you are seeking is
not listed on our Hand-Feeding Now
page, please check our Season of Availability
and Weaning Times page to estimate the potential time of availability
for this species. We have no other information re: future availability
other than that which is listed on this site which is updated
frequently. Every breeding season is different so we cannot predict
exact availabilities. We will accept a deposit for future availability
at any time. Please read this page-
our waiting lists. If unsure as to the characteristics of
the different species that we raise, take a look at our Choosing
the Right Bird page and our species
profiles pages. Our opinions re: the species that we raise
are given on this page. We cannot
advise which bird is "better" than another or which
one is "best" as this is an unanswerable question. We
refer you to our choosing page for
our opinions. We
cannot predict whether a bird will "get along" with
other birds/pets. We recommend caging pet birds separately in
most circumstances and never recommend putting species of different
sizes or species together in the same cage/enclosure. We are happy to answer questions regarding
basic personality traits of the species that we raise but, of
course, birds vary as individuals and there are no absolute facts
about animal behavior. We recommend reading our species
profiles pages or purchasing books and reading about the species
for more information.
2. Look on our current price list
page to check for the current price. If the species you are seeking
is not listed on our current price
list, then it is not currently available. Please refer to
our 2017 Complete Pricelist for
prices on all of the species we expect to have available as hand-fed
babies for the 2017 breeding season.
We will accept a 25% deposit (of the bird's BASE LISTED PRICE)
to reserve any baby that we have currently available or for any
species we expect to have available in the future. This deposit
on potential availability is refundable until we are holding fertile
eggs or babies of the ordered species. please
read- our waiting lists- FAQs
4. Our printable
reservation form can be printed and mailed or faxed to us
or it can be cut and pasted into an e-mail or
attached as a document file and e-mailed to us.
the following as payment: money order, cashier's check, cash,
bank wire transfer, and .
(please add 3% fee to PayPal
For PayPal, please use the
email address as follows: firstname.lastname@example.org .
do not accept credit cards, but you may use your credit card
via a Paypal account.
reservation form (click here)
- e-mail (copy it into
an e-mail or
document program) the form to us. To use . (please
add 3% fee to PayPal transactions, thank-you!) Please
do not send a reservation form without an indication of payment
we cannot process an order without a deposit.
Please provide your name, address, day and evening telephone numbers,
e-mail address (if available), city of closest airport, and the
type of baby you are reserving. Note whether you have a preference
as to shipping arrival time or day (we cannot guarantee specific
times nor days but we will try to match your preference. We do
not ship on week-ends, normally shipping Monday through Thursday).
If you have specific requests for your order (DNA
sexing, health certificate (if required),
wings trimmed?, please note this also. (We recommend that you
ask us to trim the bird's wings after fledging so that we can
socialize the baby better).
5. You will receive a
receipt and other information from us by mail
(please allow two to three weeks to receive
this- a hold on your bird or position on a waiting list is assured upon receipt of your deposit).
If DNA sexing with specified
gender is ordered, it can take a bit longer to assign a baby to
your order as we send out DNA when babies are four weeks or age
or older. There can also be orders for specific gender(s) ahead
of an order. This can also delay the assignment of babies. Please
rest assured that we assign babies just as soon as we possibly
We send back a receipt for
your deposit (with our written complete
health guarantee), a sheet of diet recommendations,
a general information sheet, and a hatch
certificate with closed band number, hatch date, nursery number,
and parent-pair number. If DNA sexing is ordered, the sexing certificate
from Zoogen will be mailed to you when it is available.
6. We will call or email you when your bird is fully weaned so
that the balance can be arranged (we ask for cashier's check,
money order, or for
the final balance, please- sorry, no personal checks.) Payment
of the balance is due within seven days of weaning notification.
(please add 3% fee to PayPal
Los Angeles area: Airfreight
is FOB Los Angeles International Airport (shipped freight collect).
Please read this page in regards to
shipping.We will notify you with complete shipping
arrangements before we ship your new baby to you! Shipping
arrangements are generally made by us the day before shipping
and can be canceled if not convenient to you, and we can reschedule.
We e-mail and/or call by telephone to give this shipping information.
We never ship
without confirmation from you.
Angeles area: Birds can be
picked up locally in San Pedro, CA. We make these arrangements
on an individual basis depending upon mutual schedules. There
is no charge for local delivery during normal business hours. Local Los
Angeles, CA sales
Be sure before you
send a deposit to us. Thank-you!
Deposits on fertile eggs or hatched babies are NOT REFUNDABLE.
(even if a specific baby has not been assigned to your order)
Once we have received a deposit and assign a position of next
available baby to your order, this affects our sales to other
potential buyers. Please do not ask for a refund once you have
placed an order with us for currently available eggs/babies. Our
current availability is listed on this current price listing page.
PLEASE NOTE! We CANNOT predict exact weaning
time in advance on an individual baby.
If you wish to put a deposit on a waiting list for future availability,
this would be a refundable deposit
(refundable until we are holding fertile eggs/babies in that species). please
read this page-waiting lists.
TERMS AND POLICIES
Prices and availabilities are subject to change without notice.
We are not responsible for typographical errors on prices on this
website. Prices of birds do not include airfreight/shipping
charges, nor any ancillary charges such as crating charge,
DNA sexing charge, charge for prints of photos, etc) that are
add-ons to an order (Please see the reserving
page for a full explanation of all charges). We
reserve the right to refuse to sell a bird. Birds are
shipped FOB (Freight On Board) Los Angeles International Airport
(collect airfreight), or may be be picked up locally in the Los
Angeles, CA area. Crating charge is $35.00. LIVE ARRIVAL AND
FULL HEALTH GUARANTEED! If a health concern
should arise after arrival, we must be notified within 24 hours
of onset of symptoms and the bird(s) must be seen by an avian
veterinarian within this same time frame or our guarantee is void.We do guarantee all domestic birds to be free of pathogenic
bacteria, viral disease, and congenital hatch defects. If
a bird dies, it must be submitted to an avian veterinarian for
necropsy and histology within 24 hours of death. It must be kept
refrigerated but not frozen. We are not responsible for airfreight
charges nor veterinary charges after birds leave our facility.
A 25% nonrefundable deposit will reserve any domestic baby until
ready to ship. DEPOSITS ON FERTILE EGGS OR CHICKS ARE NOT REFUNDABLE.
We accept PayPal, cashier's checks, or money orders, no personal
checks are accepted as final payment on birds. No COD shipments.
California residents please add 9.00% CA sales tax. DNA
sexing is available at $30.00 per bird (no gender specified).
Specified gender sexings are priced higher ($45.00-$75.00), depending
upon scarcity of desired gender and species. Health certificates
are $75.00. Payment in full of the
balance on a baby is due within seven days of notification to
the buyer that the bird is weaned and ready to go. If undue delays
occur that are not the fault/under the control of Aves International
(other than temporary weather conditions) or if the buyer requests
that we keep a baby here past weaning, a charge of $5.00 per bird
per day boarding charge will be assessed until shipment occurs.
If payment of balance and arrangements for shipping/delivery have
not been made by the purchaser within fourteen days of notification
of weaning, Aves International reserves the right to cancel the
order. Telephone business hours are 9 AM - 6 PM Monday through Friday
do not operate a retail showroom and do not have facilities to
view our babies.
Please see our policies for further
information. For local sales in the Greater Los
birds can be picked up locally in San Pedro, CA.