Store:      BiZee Bird
Location: 5020 SW Watson Ave  Beaverton, OR 97005
Phone:    (503) 644-9515
Website:  www.bizeebird.com/

Store Questionnaire filled out on site on June 25th, 2013

 

1. Does the store sell birds? Yes IMG_0047

2. Does the store have a quarantine area? No

3. Does the store sell unweaned babies? Yes – employee informed us the store will occasionally sell unweaned birds to experienced handfeeders

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

8. If the store does grooming or training, are the birds in a separate area than any in the store or boarded birds? No

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

10. Is food sold in bulk? Yes IMG_0048

11. Does the facility work with or support a rescue in any way? The facility will aid in the transfer of birds to rescues, and will recommend rescues to customers

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? N/a

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? No

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_0055

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?

 

Notes: 

While technically the answer to this question is yes because the birds are allowed to play on their cages, the ‘play area’ for the birds is a playstand in the room with the supplies, which is also situated near the store entrance. Due to the close proximity of the door some people may see this as unsafe, so I would encourage viewers to draw their own opinion.