RESCUE FUNDRAISER: Help Us Get Veterinary Care for Babe and Sailor

RESCUE FUNDRAISER: Help Us Get Veterinary Care for Babe and Sailor

Babe and Sailor Need Your Help! Babe (the Yellow Naped Amazon) and Sailor (the Blue and Gold Macaw) arrived at Port Orchard Parrot Rescue and Sanctuary last Saturday evening (November 10, 2018).  Both were extraordinarily hungry and thirsty and both appear to be underweight or underdeveloped for their age.  We need to have them checked out…

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New In Store: Galapagos Gear

New In Store:  Galapagos Gear

Great for Reptiles, but Parrots Love ’em Too! A customer recently asked me to locate cholla wood for him (he uses it to make perches and chew toys for his parrot).  In the process I found a great new manufacturer of natural products for reptiles as well as parrots and other birds.  I fell in…

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Sunflower Seeds: Pro and Con

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

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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What’s Happening With Harrison’s?

Harrisons Bird Foods

Why We’re Having Trouble Stocking Harrison’s Food Products Right Now I’ve disappointed a few people over the past few weeks with assurances that my new Harrison’s shipment would be arriving soon – and then not. I’m still working on it but there’s a bit of a problem with this particular brand that a small business…

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Speaking of Beaks

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

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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Plan Ahead for Summer Pet Sitting

Plan Ahead for Summer Pet Sitting

Pet Sitting Availability Limited During Summer Months If you’re planning to book pet sitting services between May 15th and September 15th, please do it as soon as possible. We currently have only two bookings per day available during the summer months and don’t want any of our clients to be inconvenienced by finding that we’re…

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March Special: 10% Off Products for Wild Birds and Animals

March Special: 10% Off Products for Wild Birds and Animals

Wildlife Lovers Rejoice! Did you know that Port Orchard Parrots Plus | POParrots.com carries products for wildlife lovers too? Well we do, and during the month of March we’re lowering our regular prices on products for wild birds and animals (which are already guaranteed to be the lowest available in-store or online) by 10%.  Add…

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How to Choose the Best Parrot Toys

How to Choose the Best Parrot Toys

Every day clients ask me to recommend the best toys for their parrot.  Choosing the best parrot toys is a challenge – especially for new parronts or those of limited means.  Parrot toys can be expensive, but they don’t have to be.  One of our goals at Port Orchard Parrots Plus is to help parronts reduce…

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New Suppliers! New Products!

New Suppliers!  New Products!

Exciting news! We’ve secured accounts with three new suppliers this week – vastly increasing our access to bird, reptile, amphibian, fish, pond, and small animal products as well as a whole new line of large animal supplies. Our goal is to make Port Orchard Parrots Plus your one-stop-shop for all exotic pet products in Western…

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Double Rewards Points for Local and Non-Profit Products!

At Port Orchard Parrots Plus we’re all about supporting locally owned small businesses whenever we can. Of course we carry all the big-name national brands, but whenever we have a chance to focus the spotlight on local products and the people who make them, that’s what we’re going to do. Save Up to 10% with…

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New! Free (or Better) Shipping/Delivery Options

New Shipping Options

New Shipping & Delivery Methods Port Orchard Parrots is very excited to introduce three new shipping options for orders placed on PortOrchardParrots.com! [popp-toggles class=”yourcustomclass”] [popp-toggle title=”Free Shipping” class=”in”] Free standard shipping is now available for orders of $49.99 or more.  Some exclusions apply but almost everything we sell online qualifies for free shipping. [/popp-toggle] [popp-toggle title=”In-Store Pickup”] Order…

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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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