DNA Testing


What is DNA Testing?  

Deoxyribo-Nucleic Acid (DNA) carries the instructions in the bird's chemical code that tell its cells how to form.  

We use DNA Testing to determine the sex of your parrot.


When can a bird be DNA Tested?    ​

DNA does not change and may be tested at any age.


Where can I have my bird DNA Tested?  

Right here in our store, during normal business hours.


How long does DNA Testing take?  

Collecting the sample only takes a couple of minutes.  You will have your results back within 5 -10 business days.



Disease Testing


Why do you require disease testing for boarding?  

We require disease testing prior to boarding to ensure the safety of your bird, the birds in the store, and our staff.


What is Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD)?

The virus can affect the brain, immune system, and liver.  PBFD can result in fatal infections.  PBFD is extremely contagious and may be transmitted through:  crop-feeding, direct contact, feather dust, infected fecal material, ingestion, inhalation, and/or contact with contaminated surfaces including: cages, carriers, clothing, food dishes, etc...  

Viral particles may remain viable in the environment for months, if not thoroughly sanitized.  Birds may be carriers of the disease without displaying clinical symptoms themselves.​


What is Avian Polyoma Virus (APV)?

​Avian Polyoma Virus (APV), is one of the most deadly threats to companion birds.  It is highly-infectious in most every parrot.  APV or Polyoma is most deadly to young birds.  Very young birds may die without displaying any physical symptoms.  Adult birds often die of secondary infections due to the weakened immune system.  Polyoma may be transmitted to humans.  


Where can I have my bird Disease Tested?  
Right here in our store, during normal business hours.

​How long does Disease Testing take?  
Collecting the sample only takes a couple of minutes.  You will have your results back within 5 -10 business days.

 

   Call to Schedule an Appointment:

(765) 622-9422

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