FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Sales & Services

Do you have any birds or other animals for sale?

No.  We don’t sell any live animals at Port Orchard Parrots Plus.  We operate a rescue and occasionally have birds available for adoption / fostering though.  If you’re interested in adopting or fostering a bird, take a look at our rescue page (and the FAQ’s elsewhere on this page).

Rescue/Sanctuary

I’ve found a wild bird that needs help. What should I do?

If you’re in the West Puget Sound area, contact West Sound Wildlife Shelter. If you’re in another are, contact the nearest wild animal rescue for advice.

Miscellaneous

Do these birds talk?

Yes they do. All parrots have the ability to mimic sounds (including human speech). Some (like Amazons and African Grey Parrots) can mimic human speech so well that theirs can often be mistaken for actual human voices. Parrots can be trained to speak on cue, however we haven’t done that with any of the parrots in our store or rescue.

In addition to human voices, parrots will frequently mimic other sounds which may or may not be pleasing to the human ear. Be careful what you say around your parrot if you don’t want it to be repeated.

Do these birds bite?

Yes, and it hurts! Please don’t touch, reach for, or make any sudden movements around any of the birds at Port Orchard Parrots Plus.  Unless they’re suffering from some sort of anxiety, birds will usually not bite unless they’re frightened, however you should always assume any animal you don’t know will be frightened by a stranger reaching for them and take the appropriate care not to frighten them.

No matter the size of the bird, a bite can cause serious injury. Please don’t risk your safety, or our birds’ welfare by attempting to handle them without checking first with staff.

Please keep children under an adult’s control at all times while they’re in the store.