Breeder Checklist

…or How to Question the Source of Your Future Lifelong Companion:

By the time an owner is ready to select the breeder or shop to purchase their companion parrot, they have hopefully done their homework.

Many of the behavioral problems commonly seen in pet birds can be traced back to difficulties encountered during early development like forced weaning and poor socialization. It is essential that the prospective companion parrot owner identifies a breeder or shop that is sincerely concerned with the physical and psychological development of their chicks. How will the prospective owner know? This checklist can be used as an aid when interviewing a breeder or shop.

Download the PDF version of this client education handout, or modify the DOCX version for your veterinary hospital.