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BIRD BOARDING SERVICE

Welcome to Our Bird Boarding Services

Welcome to Mountain Pets, your trusted destination for high quality bird boarding services. Below, we present an outline of the exceptional care and amenities we offer to ensure your birds' comfort and well-being while you are away from them. We would feel honored should you consider allowing us to care for your feathery friend. If your bird has unique requirements not mentioned here, please reach out to us, and we'll gladly explore how we can accommodate their needs. 

Bird Species

Our boarding services currently cater to the following types of birds:

- Small to medium birds including canaries, finches, budgies, parakeets, cockatiels, lovebirds, parrotlets, conures, quakers, African greys, Amazon parrots, etc. Please inquire within about Cockatoos and Macaws.

Boarding Amenities
Bring Your Own Cage or Rent One of Ours:  You have the flexibility to choose between our cages or bring your own if it's more suitable for your pet's comfort and/or would find it a challenge to move and transport your cage.  Our cage type goal is to provide species-specific bird cages offering enough space for approximately twice their wingspan and appropriate bar spacing. Check out our Small Animal and Bird Boarding Image Gallery page for more cage/enclosure images.

Our cages:

  • Finches, budgies, parakeets: 30"Lx18"Wx34"H flight cage with 3/8" wire spacing.

  • Lovebirds, parrotlets: A 24"Lx22"Wx35"H play top cage with 1./2" wire spacing

  • Cockatiels, conures, small-medium parrots: 36"Lx27"Wx55"H play top cage with 7/8" wire spacing

Lodging in Private Room in Home:  The dedicated bird room, also the home office, is on the main floor which allows your bird to feel connected to the overall house while also providing them a safe space from other animals in the house (dogs). We are happy to offer soothing streaming music for your birds' enjoyment.

Wellness Checks: Regular visual wellness checks are conducted at least six times per day to ensure your bird is well, both physically and emotionally. The last visit of the day includes cage covering. 

Supervised Out-of-Cage Time: We understand how daily out-of-cage time is critical in assisting with maintaining your bird's emotional and physical wellbeing while away from their family and home routine. With that in mind, we offer an hour a day of supervised out of cage time for birds who are trained or accustomed to being out of their cage.

Emphasis on Cleanliness: Cage pan liners are inspected and changed daily. Water and food dishes are cleaned daily with soap and hot water. We prioritize and guarantee a clean and healthy space for your bird.

Nutrition and Care: Your bird's dietary needs are met through meal and treat offerings in a manner which mirrors their normal feeding schedule at home. We are also experienced in administering supplements and medications for birds as needed.

Individualized Care Needs:  We're dedicated to fulfilling your bird's unique care requirements, so please inquire how we can help to ensure their individual health and happiness throughout their stay. 

 

Preparing for Their Stay and What to Bring
 

-For new clients, please schedule a wellness exam with your veterinarian ahead of your birds' stay and obtain a veterinary health certificate to verify your bird is clear of any infectious/contageous diseases.

-If desired and more convenient, you can bring your pet's familiar cage with all their contents, but if transporting your cage requires breakdown and reassembly, we kindly require you rent one of our cages.

-If you choose to rent one of our cages, please bring as many of your birds toys and perches as possible to help create their familiar home environment.

- Bring enough cage pan liners, whatever you use at home, for the entire stay, as well as your cage cover.

- Bring enough food, treats, fruits and veges for their scheduled stay plus 2 days. We can purchase and invoice you for additional fresh foods needed for your bird for longer stays.

Inquiry and Booking Process

1. Review Rates: Estimate your boarding costs by visiting our Rates page.

 

2. Contact Us: To inquire about our boarding services, you have several convenient options:

   - Call or text us at 814-321-5977.

   - Email us at joanna@mountainpetsitting.com.

   - Click on the CONTACT button to complete an online service inquiry.

When making an inquiry, kindly provide the dates for your boarding needs and basic information about your animals including species, number of animals, number of cages and any special accommodations needed. Boarding stays can be as short as one night, multiple days, or weeks. 

3. Phone Appointment: We'll begin by scheduling a phone conversation. This call will allow us to collect essential information about your bird and answer any additional questions you may have regarding our services and facilities.

4. Submission of Documents: All new bird clients require a veterinary health exam and clean health certificate prior to boarding here. Should you decide to board your bird here, you will be required to complete an intake form about you and your birds, carefully review and sign the terms of boarding, and provide your bird's most recent veterinary records if available. After receiving and reviewing these documents, we will send an invoice of estimated service cost for a 50% deposit to secure your booking.

4. 50% Deposit to Book Boarding Reservation: 

Once we receive the 50% deposit, your pets boarding reservation is booked. We are thrilled to embark on this journey with you and your feathery friend, and we look forward to providing the highest level of care during their stay at Mountain Pets.

Deposits are fully refundable if the booking is canceled 30 days before the service start date. For cancellations made 29 to 8 days before the service start date, deposits will be held as credit for future bookings. However, deposits will be nonrefundable and not held as credit for cancellations within 7 days of the service start date. 

5. Drop Off and Pick UpAppointments tdrop off and pick up your bird must be made in advance and can be scheduled during these time frames: Mon-Fri 9am to 4pm.  We recommend a drop off earlier in the day rather than later, to give your bird a chance to acclimate to it's new environment during daylight hours. We do offer pick up/drop off/transport of your bird for an extra fee. We are closed for drop off and pick up on Saturdays and Sundays.

6. Payment: For your convenience, we offer various payment methods, including online payment with any major credit card, as well as cash or check made out to Mountain Pets LLC. A final invoice for services will be emailed toward the end of the service period and is due on or before the day of your bird's pick-up.

If you have any further questions or are ready to begin the onboarding process, please don't hesitate to contact us.​​

 A close up of a lilac crowned Amazon parrot
A sun conure standing on the top of its cage door
Close up of a yellow-naped Amazon parrot
A yellow cockatiel perching on a play stand
A white and blue parakeet on top of its care
A sun conure peeking out of its hideout
A green and yellow parakeet perched in front of it's mirror
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