Store:      Birdsmart
Location: 8868 Clairemont Mesa Blvd.​ Suites E, F & G, San Diego, CA 92123
Phone:    (858) 874-BIRD (2473)
Website:  http://www.birdsmart.net/

STORE QUESTIONNAIRE FILLED OUT ON SITE ON JULY 6TH, 2013

 

1. Does the store sell birds? Yes IMG_0120

2. Does the store have a quarantine area? Yes

3. Does the store sell unweaned babies? No – this is also illegal under California State Law

4. Does the store breed their own birds, or do they purchase babies from outside sources? Breeds their own, and purchases from local breeders

5. Does the store board birds? Yes

6. If yes, are the boarded birds kept separately from birds in the shop? Yes

7. What are the requirements for boarding? No requirements for boarding currently – however the store is new and will be setting up boarding policies shortly, according to the store owner

8. If the store does grooming or training, are the birds in a separate area than any in the store or boarded birds? Yes

9. Are customers allowed to interact with birds in the store? Yes

10. Is food sold in bulk? Yes IMG_0125

11. Does the facility work with or support a rescue in any way? Yes – the store supports San Diego Bird Rescue

12. Are potential owners given access to educational material before the purchase of a bird? Yes

13. Are staff members trained to assist with issues such as behavior, diet and caging questions that clients may bring up? Yes

14. Does the store staff take part in continuing education? Yes

15. Does the staff readily answer customer questions? Yes

16. Does the store do pre purchase screening prior to selling a bird to an individual? Yes

17. Does the store sell ‘custom blended’ mixes? Yes – custom blend seed mixes

18. Is the store well lit? Yes

19. How often do cages get cleaned? 1 x daily IMG_0131

20. Is there a safe area where birds are allowed out of their cages in the store? Yes

21. What brands of food are sold? (Foods listed were foods available on store shelves at the time of the visit)

22. What services does the store offer?

 

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