Have Any Questions For Bird and Beyond?

Here’s some commonly asked FAQ that may help. Don’t see your answer? You can also directly reach us on the FB Messenger app located at the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

Does Bird and Beyond have a physical location?

Bird and Beyond is a family-owned and operated aviary, therefore we do not offer physical store.  We do offer an Online Store on our website and also have a Facebook Page for faster communication. For the security and health of our birds, Bird and Beyond operates a closed aviary. No visitors allowed within the aviary however, if you would prefer to choose your bird, you can visit us at any of our public events that we hold throughout the year or by appointment only.

Where is Bird and Beyond located & can I pick up my bird?

Bird and Beyond is located in Richmond, Texas which is close to Houston, Sugarland, and Katy. We also have strong ties to the DFW area.

We operate a closed aviary however, upon placing a deposit or making a purchase of your new bird bud we reach out and let you know a timeline for your baby to be ready. You may also reach out to us first via our contact page or Facebook Page. We will set up an appointment for pick up. We do not deliver or ship birds. All birds must be picked up within a timely manner of their final weaning and training date. We will gladly work with an animal transporter of your choosing and arrangement.


Who does Bird and Beyond adopt birds to?

Bird and Beyond is recognized as a leading exotic bird breeder for pet owners. We specialize in raising exotic pet birds that are friendly and sociable and making them accessible to the average person who wants to enjoy a life long, enjoyable pet bird companion to their home. Our birds are raised to be pets for families looking to enrich their life with these lively friends.

Are all of your birds hand fed and friendly?

We hand feed most of our baby parrots. However, upon occasion or bird type we offer birds that are not tame. Please read the description on each bird for the details on that specific bird you are looking to purchase. Of course, if you have any additional questions, use the CONTACT US form or Facebook Page to get in touch with us.

How does shipping a live bird work?

Sorry  we are currently not setup to ship any birds but will work with an animal transporter of your choosing and arrangement. Due to our being in Texas there are temperature restrictions via the airlines that make shipping birds risky. Most reputable breeders will follow those guidelines for the health, safety, and well-being of their birds.

I want to hand feed my own baby. Can you help?

Bird and Beyond will sell baby birds that are being hand fed to experienced hand feeders only. We will guide you through the process and if we feel confident that you can handle a baby bird during this delicate time of its life, we will allow you to take the baby home. Baby birds are extremely delicate when they are being hand fed and it is for this reason that we do not guarrantee any baby birds sold during the hand feeding stage.

Can Bird and Beyond guarantee the sex of my bird?

Yes. Bird and Beyond can guarantee the sex of your bird as long as you purchase a DNA test kit. The DNA blood test results will be available within 7-14 business days after your DNA test kit purchase. A DNA gender certificate will be made available to you once we receive it from the laboratory. 

How do I contact Bird and Beyond?

Please use the CONTACT US form on our website to schedule a time for a returned call. Please allow us 12 hours to return your message. We are a family-operated business therefore, you could say we are the ones doing it all to make sure our birds are ready for you. This sometimes means, our replies may be a little slower, especially during baby season! Baby birds are like baby humans… the mama never sleeps! 🙂

You can also contact us on our Facebook page. Our response time is much faster. 

Please note: If you make a purchase on our website, you will be provided with our business telephone number to text or call us immediately if there is an emergency with your new baby bird.

Are Deposits Refundable?

Deposits are not refundable due to cancellation by the buyer. However, if there is an issue from the seller side that causes an unreasonable delay or delivery of your baby, the deposit would be promptly refunded in the same manner is what paid.

What Size Cage Should I Buy?


*Sizes can be approximate depending on your bird’s size

There are many species of pet birds, small to large birds. Each bird has different housing requirements. This chart can help you get an idea of what size cage to get for your bird bud.

It is advisable to purchase the largest size cage that you can afford and that will fit in your household. Here are some Minimum cage size recommendations. When purchasing a cage make sure that the bar spacing is appropriate for your bird. A cage for a larger parrot that has wide bar spacing is not good for other bird species because they can get out and more importantly hung between the bars. If you are in doubt please call for help in buying the right size bird cage.

Few hints for the types of cages we prefer… our birds seem to prefer cages that have swing open doors vs doors that raise up. We find it is much easier to continue with step up training out of the cage with a swing door. Additionally, the locks are better for escape artists. 🙂 Also, if you opt to purchase a used cage which many of us do. Purchase it prior to your bird coming home if possible, wash it thoroughly outside with regular bleach not the no splash kind. Wash all surfaces, bowls, perches etc and then allow it to dry in the sun for 48 hours. Even if the cage appears clean, please follow this method to avoid any lingering germs. More than likely a used cage is being sold due to the passing of a bird and since you or I do not know the cause of that passing, it’s critical to insure the health and safety of your bird with a little elbow grease. Lastly, make sure there is not even one spec of rust. Rust is toxic and upon ingesting birds can die within 1-2 days and there is nothing that can be done. So that old saying an ounce of prevention is very true in this case! 



Min. Cage Size

Bar Spacing



1/4″ to 1/2″



1/4″ to 1/2″






1/2″ to 5/8″




Ringneck Parakeets


1/2″ to 5/8″



5/8″ to 3/4″



5/8″ to 3/4″

Mini Macaws
Goffin Cockatoos
African Greys


3/4″ to 1″

Large Cockatoos


1″ to 1.5″

Large Macaws


1″ to 1.5″


What Plants are toxic to birds?

Ten of the most common household plants that are toxic for birds are:

  1. Amaryllis
  2. Daffodils
  3. Holly
  4. Ivy
  5. Lillies
  6. Mistletoe
  7. Morning Glories
  8. Philodendrons
  9. Poinsettia
  10. Shamrock

Needless to  say the list can go on but these are the top ten toxic plants for birds commonly found in our homes. 

What foods are toxic for birds?

Some items will surprise you to be on this list! Rest assured, if they are here…DO NOT FEED TO YOUR BIRD! Also, wash your hands after eating these items prior to handling your bird.

  1. Avocado
  2. Caffiene 
  3. Chocolate
  4. Salt
  5. Fat
  6. Fruit Pits and Apple Seeds
  7. Onions and Garlic
  8. Xylitol
Should I Clip My Birds Wings?

Wing clipping is a very contriversial topic so we answer this with respect to everyone’s point of view.

First let me say that when wing clipping is opted for, we advocate for a modified clip which still allows birds to fly safely and glide. This allows them to get away from danger, perceived danger, and also safely land.

Clipping your birds wings is a personal decision that only you can make. We have birds that are free flighted and also clipped based on need and safety of certain birds. Some birds are just not awesome flyers and landers, some birds are very aggressive toward others in their home vs. their person, and environmental elements may play a role in your decision. 

We strongly encourage that should you decide to clip your birds wings that you make sure the person doing it follows your instructions ie modified wing clipping and that the individual is experienced. It is not a hard to do but must be done properly in order to not damage the wing and future feather growth.

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