Bird Fairs and Other Exhibitions

No babies from Hartman Aviary will ever be seen at a "Bird Fair." We will never expose your baby to the stress and disease possibilities associated with bird shows.

Many of the vendors at bird marts or shows are hobbyists and not professionals. They are often not aware of the problem that can develop by placing a baby parrot in this environment. Here are a few of the many reasons to consider:

  1. Prior to weaning, babies can require 18 to 20 hours of uninterrupted sleep each day.

  2. There are many parrots of questionable origin at these shows. Some of these birds change hands many times and are exposed to diseases along the way.

  3. Young birds cannot handle the tremendous amount of noise and activity at these shows and will experience considerable stress.

  4. Young birds do not have a competent immune system until they are at least 7 weeks old. Prior to having a competent immune system, babies are prone to infections by all of those normal, opportunistic bacteria and funguses that we are exposed to every day.

  5. Babies taken to a show and returned to the nursery then expose all of the other babies in the nursery to all of the diseases they might have come in contact with. A healthy older baby that is not as susceptible to diseases can infect the nursery while they are mounting an immune response.

  6. Money, one of the most bio-contaminated items we have, is constantly handled by breeders feeding and handling babies.

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