Losing a pet is one of the hardest experiences to go through, but just because your pet is no longer alive doesn’t mean you can’t keep them around. Taxidermy is a great way to preserve your pet so you can keep them close to your heart. At Animal Family Advanced Pet Preservation, we’re happy to help you preserve your small bird so you can remember your pet for many years to come.
Preparing the Bird for Taxidermy
If you have a small bird you want to have preserved, you need to make sure it’s properly prepared before bringing it in for preservation. As soon as your pet passes away, you need to smooth the feathers back into the position they’re supposed to be in and tuck the head underneath one of the two wings. When you pick the bird up, make sure you’re not picking it up by its head or neck as this can cause damage.
After you have the bird properly prepared for taxidermy, you can place it into a ziplock freezer bag. It’s important to be gentle when you’re closing the bag, although you do want to squeeze out as much air as possible. Excess air in the bag can lead to faster decomposition of the body, which makes small bird taxidermy harder. The main focus is being gentle, so just make sure you don’t squeeze the bird too hard and damage it.
Storing the Bird for Taxidermy
Once you’ve got your bird prepared, you’ll need to store it somewhere safe until you can bring it in to have it preserved. You want to store your bird in a cool place where it isn’t exposed to direct sunlight, as sunlight and heat can cause damage to the body. Make sure you don’t put your bird in your game bag, as this can also cause damage to it.
Keep in mind that the better job you do of preparing and preserving your pet, the better our small bird taxidermy is going to look. Try to prepare the body store and your pet somewhere safe as soon as possible for the best results.
Professional Bird Taxidermy Services
At Animal Family Advanced Pet Preservation, we work hard to make sure each animal is preserved as best it can be. Thanks to years of experience, we can preserve all sorts of animals, from small mammals and birds to reptiles and more. We know how important it is for you to hold onto memories of your beloved pet, so we work hard to offer high-quality small bird taxidermy.
How Long Does It Take?
It’s important to remember that small bird taxidermy is a process and takes a bit of time. On average, it takes about six months for us to preserve a pet for one of our customers. We offer faster service to our VIP service members.
How Much Does It Cost?
To preserve a small bird, Animal Family charges $650 for birds .5 lbs and under. It’s important to note that these prices can change depending on several factors, so $650 is simply the starting point. Please note that if you’d like your bird on a perch, you’ll also need to provide it to us. If you want to find out more about our small bird taxidermy pricing, you can contact us through our website.
Contact Us Today
If you’re going to have an animal preserved, it’s important to make sure you’re having it done right. At Animal Family Advanced Pet Preservation, we use proven techniques to make sure every animal is perfectly preserved. If you have a small bird or another trophy you want us to preserve, call us at (740)703-3937 or fill out the contact form below!