How To Purchase A Bird
At Sugarcreek Bird Farm, we strive to have the best collection of adoptable birds. While at the same time, we also ensure that anyone purchasing a bird from us fully understands the needs and responsibilities that any bird comes with.
To further help people when they're making a decision on a bird, here is a quick overview of the cost and methods that go into picking, adopting, and eventually bringing home our feathered friend.
If there is an available bird in the store you would like to buy, you have multiple ways of purchasing it.
To have a bird put aside for you until it's ready to go home, you must pay a minimum of 20% of the bird's full price. You're welcome to pay any other amount higher than 20% of the price, but a 20% deposit is required to mark the bird as Sold.
Once the bird is old enough to leave the store, the remaining amount of the bird MUST be paid off before the it leaves the store.
If there is a bird you would like that we don't currently have available, you may always put down a Future Deposit.
To make a Future Deposit, you must pay a refundable 20% of the initial cost of the bird you would like. This will put you on the deposit list for the next available bird that you selected, behind anyone else who may have made a Future Deposit before you for the same bird type.
Whenever any bird is hatched, those with Future Deposits will have first pick on the new borns. If there are any birds left after that, they will be marked as "Available" on our website.
Once it's your turn and you have select the bird you would like to buy, the 20% deposit that you placed will go toward the price of the bird and become non refundable. You may cancel your Future Deposit at any time before selecting a bird to get a full refund of your deposit.
A bird is deemed “ready to go home” depending on the species. Smaller species that are harder to wean individually are fully weaned off of the formula before going home. This includes the following species:
Red Rump Parakeets
All other species will go home on 2 hand feedings per day. If you do not wish to hand feed, a 20-25% additional fee will be added depending on the species. Hand feeding is a wonderful bonding experience with your new bird and is not difficult to do. We thoroughly educate you on how to hand feed before taking your new baby home.
Once a deposit is placed and your bird is “ready to go home” you have 10 days to pick your bird up before a boarding fee would begin. We will notify you multiple times before the 10 days are up.