Website Updated: 06/19/2018
We ship within the U.S. only (if needed)
Phone: 512-956-0937

JC Aviary 

Austin, TX

    We take care of all the flight/shipping arrangements. All you have to do is pick up your baby bird at your nearest airport on the same day within 3 to 5 hrs. Very simple and very Safe! We only ship through the airlines! (details & FAQ's below)

We will coordinate flight times with our customer a few days in advance before the bird is being shipped (weather permitting).  The customer is supplied with the airline, flight number(s), air waybill/tracking number, and flight arrival time prior to departure.  It is recommended that the customer arrive at the airport no later than the expected flight arrival time so that your bird is not waiting at the airport for any length of time.  


We will contact our customer once again on the day of shipment before the bird departure our aviary. A return call, text or e-mail to JC aviary letting us know that the bird(s) arrived safely is greatly appreciated.


All sales are final when the birds are shipped. There are no returning the birds. We have a 24 hour limit of notification, after deliver of the birds, of any death at the point of delivery, specified on the order. Immediate inspection is necessary to insure damage didn't occur during shipping and the birds are alive at delivery. We will replace the dead bird or refund the cost of the bird one time, but not the shipping cost.


Shipping charges generally range between $150 – $250 nationwide.  

Any bird that leaves our aviary must be paid in full before the bird is shipped.


We offer shipping within the U.S. We do NOT offer international shipping to any other country.

Shipping FAQs

  • How does shipping work? 
  • We take care of all the flight/shipping arrangements. All a customer has to do is to pickup their baby at their nearest airport with a Valid I.D. Simple and Safe! 

    We'll coordinate flight times with our customer a few days in advance before the bird is being shipped (weather permitting). We'll drop off the bird at our airport and the customer will pick up the bird at their nearest major airport.  Customers is supplied with the airline, flight number(s), air waybill number, and flight arrival time prior to departure. A direct flight will arrive within 3-6 hours depending on your state. Please click on our "Terms and Conditions" tab to read more detailed information on shipping.

  • Is shipping safe for the birds?
  • Yes, of course!!! Our pet carriers are well designed to ensure our bird(s) enjoy their flight to their destination. We provide food, water and soft bedding inside the shipping carriers to make sure the baby is comfortable while traveling. In addition, we train our bird(s) to be in a pet carrier daily for a few mins to ensure they don't get stressed while traveling during their flight. 

  • What is inside/on top of the shipping carrier?
    A weaned bird comes with extra food (Pellets/Seeds mix) inside a ziplock lock bag that will last you a few days.
    Un-weaned bird comes with a hand-feeding syringe, pellets/seeds that the baby is being weaned on and baby formula that will last you a few days.

    Manila folder with an Avian vet health certificate, disease testing lab report, bird care (Tips and Advice), favorites fruits/veggies list and hatch certificate is attached on top of every shipping carrier. 

  • Does the price of a bird on our website include shipping or DNA? 
  • No, the prices on our website does not included shipping or DNA. Please click on our "Terms and Conditions" tab to read more detailed information on shipping or DNA. 

  • How much is the shipping cost?
  • Our shipping ranges between $150-$250 depending on the type of bird and your state. 

  • Do we guarantee our shipping?
  • Yes, all our birds are guaranteed to arrive at your airport safely. However, immediate inspection is necessary to insure any damage didn't occur during shipping and the birds are alive at delivery. We have a 24 hour limit of notification, after deliver of the birds, of any death at the point of delivery, specified on the order. (Don't worry, this has never happened to us). 

  • Do birds come with a health guarantee?
  • Yes, all our weaned birds come with a full health guarantee. We provide our customers with a 72hrs health guarantee to take the bird(s) to an avian veterinarian. If an avian veterinarian states that the bird was Unfit for sale (not healthy), a certificate/paperwork must be presented to JC aviary within 24 hours of exam for exchange or full refund of the bird(s). Please click on our "Health Guarantee" tab to read more detailed information.

All our birds (weaned or un-weaned) are DISEASE TESTED negative for Polyomavirus (PVD), Avian Borna virus (ABV), Proventricular Dilatation Disease (PDD), Psittacine Beak and Feather Disease (PBFD), and Chlamydia psittaci. We provide paperwork with every bird we sell. 

  • Bringing your new bird home.... (Settling in)

When you get home, put your bird in the cage and let him/her be. He/She needs time to adjust to his/her surroundings. No matter how cute he/she is, how much you want to show him/her off, or how much the kids want to have him/her perch on their fingers, let your bird be.

Give him/her a day of peace to adjust. Offer him/her water, fruits/veggies along with pellets/seed mix as soon you get home. 

Moustaki, N. (2005). Parrots for dummies. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley Pub.