Store:      For The Birds
Location: 3210 N Rancho Dr  Las Vegas, NV 89130
Phone:    (702) 866-2473
Website:  www.forthebirdsbyrobinhawk.com/‎

STORE QUESTIONNAIRE FILLED OUT ON SITE ON JUNE 10TH, 2013

 

1. Does the store sell birds? Yes IMG_0241

2. Does the store have a quarantine area? No – closed aviary

3. Does the store sell unweaned babies? No

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

5. Does the store board birds? No

6. If yes, are the boarded birds kept separately from birds in the shop? N/a, see #5

7. What are the requirements for boarding? N/a, see #5

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

11. Does the facility work with or support a rescue in any way? SNIPPS/SNAPPERS IMG_0239

12. Are potential owners given access to educational material before the purchase of a bird? *No

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? No

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? Customer must come in and socialize with birds multiple time before purchase to ensure a good fit

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

18. Is the store well lit? Yes

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

20. Is there a safe area where birds are allowed out of their cages in the store? Yes IMG_0235

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:

#12 Books and periodicals are not for sale in store, nor are there handouts available for interested clients, so for these purposes the answer to this question is ‘No’ rather than yes. However the informant did indicate that customers can come to the store and talk to employees to gain bird knowledge.