consure sitter price

I am leaving my bird for a month with another bird owner, how much do you recommend I pay her? She said it was up to me but an don't want to insult her.

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May 25, 2012
I pay
by: Anonymous

When I have my bird sat I only pay $5 per day as a standard fee, this covers daily out of cage time & basic food & a cage. $1 extra per day if I want my bird in an aviary. I can bring my own cage if I like. If I want my bird to eat food they don't supply I can either give them the food or pay $3 extra per day & they will supply the exact diet I want my bird to have. It's best that you check your own area & see what others charge & go from there.

May 24, 2012
consure sitter price
by: Linda

Make sure you sign a paper that says sitter can take your bird to an avian vet if the need arises. This is the most important aspect of leaving birds with someone because vets WILL NOT TREAT SOMEONE ELSE'S BIRD OR OTHER PET WITHOUT A SIGNED CONSENT FORM SIGNED BY OWNER. If you do not do this and something happens to your bird, the sitter will not be able to get medical help for him, and he will either stay sick or if injured could die. So never leave pets with anyone without first signing a permission paper so they can get your pet treated if needed.

Also, take supply of food to the sitter so your bird eats exactly what he eats at home and give instructions on how much bird should eat of what. This is very important or bird can get sick eating strange food in odd amounts.

In other words, take leaving your bird with someone seriously because his/her life depends on how you prepare everything for the stay.

Linda

May 23, 2012
Bird sitting
by: Anonymous

When i go away I leave my parrots with a professional bird boarding facility that charges me $15/day or $90/week. They provide the food, too. Since your bird is the only other bird this person will be taking care of, I would think $10 a day is sufficient or tell her you will do like $60/week. We all know how demanding birds can be so I wouldnt go much lower than that.

May 23, 2012
Price to pay for boarding bird
by: Tracie

I think $5 a day would be fair, but wait and see if any other people chime in here. Since she already has a bird to vacuum up after etc. it will not be much extra work.

If you expect her to purchase and cut up fresh food etc., then that would be a different story and you would need to figure how many hours she would be working.

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