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For USPS Information on mailing live birds, along with the Post Office's Direct Mail Manual (DMM)
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Please take care when shipping live birds.
We want your birds to arrive alive and in good condition!
Do's & Don'ts
The Bird N.E.S.T.s for birds are designed to protect your birds in transit,
but YOU must prepare them for travel.
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DO ___ Feed and water birds prior to shipment.
DO ___ Place litter or bedding in the bottom of the box to collect moisture,
reduce odors, and provide a foothold.
DO ___ Place a source of moisture in the box with the birds.
This source should be something that will hold it's moisture
for several days, not be able to be spilled, and be acceptable
or accustomed to the birds such as sliced cucumber, apple,
or orange. Do not depend solely on leafy vegetables as these
will wilt and loose their moisture content very quickly.
DO ___ Inform the recipient of the expected delivery time so they will be
able to unpack and care for the birds as quickly as possible.
DO ___ Consult experienced shippers if you have any questions.
DO ___ Check weather conditions in your area and at the destination to
insure that they will not pose a threat to your birds or cause a
DO ___ Contact your local post office for the delivery schedule that will
minimize transit time and insure delivery on a business day.
DO ___ Write the shipping address on the box in case the shipping
label comes off.
DO NOT __ ship birds that are injured, ill, or under unusual stress.
DO NOT __ remove the white breathable membrane from over the
ventilation holes. The membrane protects your birds from
airborne pathogens, reduces excitability, and stress, and is
REQUIRED by postal regulations.
DO NOT __ ship birds in very hot or very cold weather conditions.
Remember, the temperature inside a closed container will
always be higher than the temperature outside the container.
This excess heat can be injurious or fatal to birds in hot
weather. This is the reason for our complicated designs.
Tolerance of heat and cold varies with species, age, and
time of year. If in doubt -- don't ship.
DO NOT __ over pack the box. Too many birds in a box can cause
over-heating and stress which can be harmful or fatal.
Stuffing a box full of birds to save a few bucks on shipping is
not worth the risk.
DO NOT __ ship birds over the weekend or holiday.
They may become stranded!
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