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Winter Storm Plans

It looks like we're going to have a big storm in town starting tomorrow and continuing through the day on Saturday. I'm planning to be at the store until the snow starts falling but will close when it does and probably won't open again until Tuesday of next week. I'll update this post if anything [...]

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Tornado Hits Port Orchard

Emergency Pet Bird Shelter at Port Orchard Parrots Plus A strong tornado struck Port Orchard around 2:00 pm today (PST) causing extensive damage to homes and business.  If there are any pet birds in the impacted area that need emergency shelter please bring them to Port Orchard Parrots Plus at 595 Bethel Avenue in Port Orchard.

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Sunflower Seeds: Pro and Con

Balancing Avian Nutrition with Quality of Life "Sunflower seeds have no nutritional value for birds. My avian vet said so." Has anyone ever said this (or something like it) to you?  I hear it frequently from parrot owners but I've never personally heard an avian vet say it. Maybe that will change with publication of [...]

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Groomer Down! Limited Appointment Availability and Change of Location Through the Rest of 2018

Groomer Down! Limited Appointment Availability and Change of Location Through the Rest of 2018 Just a reminder that Tonia (my sister-in-law and one of the two groomers who handle parrots at The Groomery) will be out of commission through the end of 2018 due to shoulder surgery.  We're still doing grooming, but only two days [...]

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Speaking of Beaks

You may have noticed that we offer wing and nail trimming at Port Orchard Parrots Plus, but not beak trimming. Have you wondered why?  The best answer we can give to this is that abnormal beak growth is frequently a sign of a more serious problem.  Beaks are constantly growing - just like nails and [...]

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About Us

A Brief History of Port Orchard Parrots and Port Orchard Parrots Plus 2004: Rein Baker, Owner Port Orchard Parrots (now Port Orchard Parrots Plus) has been a family-owned business since it was founded in the summer of 2004 by Rein Baker, a breeder of many different parrot species in Southern California since the early 1990s, [...]

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Remembering Xena

I can write now though talking will still be difficult for me. My baby Xena has flown on to whatever comes next in life. She passed away earlier this evening (August 13, 2017) and I just drove her home one last time. She was only ten years old and we should have had many, many [...]

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Giving Back

REMINDER:  We've received a couple of votes for organizations outside of Washington State.  At this time, the donations will be allocated (by the percentage of votes received) only to in-state organizations.  Thanks for the participation though! This has been such an eventful year for Port Orchard Parrots: a new location, many new friends and clients, and [...]

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Purchasing Cooperative: To All Non-Profits and Animal Related Businesses

What's a Purchasing Cooperative? I've mentioned this in conversations before, but I don't think I've ever written anything about it here on the website: "A purchasing cooperative is a type of cooperative arrangement, often among businesses, to agree to aggregate demand to get lower prices from selected suppliers. Retailers' cooperatives are a form of purchasing cooperative. [...]

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Olympic Bird Fanciers

After months of procrastinating I finally made it to a meeting of the Olympic Bird Fanciers Club in Port Orchard earlier today (Sunday, October 9th).  I'm so glad I did. Olympic Bird Fanciers (OBF) is a non-profit group formed in 2003 to "promote the education and preservation of birds and provide a service to birds and bird owners". [...]

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