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    Question Boarding for birds ?

    cna anyone point me to any resources (online or otherwise) where I can find information on local places that I could board our cockatiel when we go on vacation?
    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Boarding for birds ?

    I boarded mine at his vets. Some people say it isnt the safest place to board them but I felt better knowing he had good people watching over him. Lots of pet stores around me also let you board your birds there, some will keep them in the back room away from customers and some have your birds right up front so they can have people around them. I dont know of any places near you at all because I am way far away in California. If you were here I would birdsit for free anytime for you.
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    Re: Boarding for birds ?

    Possibly check the cockatiel foundation and cockatiel society sites for breeders/boarders in your area? Or as Deanna said, check with your vet if you have an avian one. Possibly any bird rescues/shelters might have some contacts or their employees?

    Just from typing "pet bird boarding, connecticut" there appear to be bird boarding places in Danbury, Marlborough, Stamford, Fairfield and New Haven. It looks as if some are animal hospitals and some are also pet sitters.

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    Re: Boarding for birds ?

    I would be hesitant to board at a pet shop. I know of one that took in birds up until the day the bank came and locked the doors. The owners had to buy their birds back at auction when they got home.

    If you HAVE to take your bird somewhere to board your avian vet’s office would be the best place.

    You should be able to find someone to be able to bird sit your birds through your local bird club(s). Some will come to your home to feed/water. Some will take your bird into their home to care for.

    This is one reason it’s important to make good contacts at your local bird clubs. You learn a lot though the monthly programs they put on. You make lots of bird friends. You learn who the better avian vets are. AND you can find bird sitters.

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    Re: Boarding for birds ?

    Thanks for the offer Boomer Girl.

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    Re: Boarding for birds ?

    Everyone- thanks for the advice.
    Thing is - our vet does board, but last time was a bit traumatic for us. A little bit of staff confusion. plus they want $35 per day and are a good40 minutes away! And are not open on Sunday. Drop off on Sat, pick up a week later on Mon = $350. For a room at the top of the building. They weigh them everyday, but don't get much more attention than that.
    The bird store where we bought him boarded for $15 day and he liked and remember the owner there (elderly couple). THey have gone out of business.
    There is a bird club supposedly in our town (listed in Bird Talk Magazine) but only contact is an email....multiple messages have gone without replies.

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    Re: Boarding for birds ?

    Is there any chance of maybe tracking down the elderly couple from the store? If they're still in the area maybe they'd be willing to birdsit.

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    Re: Boarding for birds ?

    Is there a Craigslist in your area? Run an ad about needing a birdsitter, then interview applicants very carefully. Is there a vet school at the local University? Perhaps a student there could birdsit for you? Is anyone at your local Humane Society a bird person? Any animal/bird rescue organizations? I'm in Arizona, otherwise I'd sit him in a hot second. Of course, you might have a hard time getting him back from me : )

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    Re: Boarding for birds ?

    Check out www.furryfriendsdanbury.com they do bird boarding

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    Re: Boarding for birds ?

    I would call around to see if you can find any other vets that may board. My first vet when we arrived in DC was a hr from us and cost $25 or $30 per day, per bird. They did do some really cool things, like supply fresh fruits and veges. But it was still a tall order for us. Finally we found a local vet in walking distence from our house who takes exotics. They will board for $10 per day.

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    Re: Boarding for birds ?

    You also might be able to pay someone to come to your house and take care of him.
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