• Report: #680681

Complaint Review: Dianne and Connie's Birds

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  • Submitted: Sun, January 09, 2011
  • Updated: Sat, January 05, 2013

  • Reported By: ConcernedParrot — Pittsburg Pennsylvania United States of America
Dianne and Connie's Birds
Internet United States of America

Dianne and Connie's Birds Dianne and Connie's Birds in Lancaster should be stopped for animal abuse and selling birds as hand-tamed that are really in need of rescue Internet

*General Comment: Dianne and Connies Birds Goes Above And Beyond!

*Consumer Comment: Diane and Connie's Birds

*Consumer Comment: Happy customer of Connie's

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Dianne and Connie's Birds is an aviary selling different species of Parrots including parrotlets, lineolated parakeets (linnies), green cheek conures and crimson bellied conures in the Lancaster, Pennsylvania area. The conditions in which this mother/daughter team raise their parrots are absolutely awpaulling and their parrots are not of the quality professed on their website.

Dianne and Connie's Birds will never make the great pet they suggest on their site and selling these poor, neglected birds as such is a shame. What these birds really need is to be rescued. The house reeks of bird filth and is filled with clutter from floor to ceiling - very unprofessional and unsanitary. The parrots are kept in filthy cages much to cramped for the number of birds housed in them. To keep them quiet, she had towels over the cages so they were constantly in the dark although it was midday. I saw many parrots with open wounds and soars probably due to other territorial parrots no thanks to the overcrowding. Most showed clear signs of distress evident in their dulled colors, broken feathers and stress marks seen on the tail feathers.

Why Dianne and Connie were breeding more parrots for sale when they had adult parrots still left unsold and neglected is beyond me. When Connie wanted to show me a parrot, she reached into the cage and chased it around while the poor bird tried to escape. Finally she grabbed it and thrust the young parrot into my hands but the poor thing was scared practically to death.

My mistake believing I was getting the quality pet she promised via her website - a hand-tamed, pet parrot should be able to perch on the hand but Dianne and Connie's Birds are too afraid of hands to do so.

In my shock I purchased what I had traveled out of my way to buy just hoping to give the poor parrot a better home. Paying premium prices competitive with other aviaries offering TRUE quality, hand-tamed parrots, that's what I expected. However, their parrots are certainly not hand-tamed and my parrot, now healthy, happy, clean and singing his sweet parrot song, will never be hand-tamed and still struggles with being approached though we have been working with him patiently for two years now.

Though I love him and don't regret having him, I'm short the premium price I paid for a parrot with as many problems as you would expect to find in rehomed parrots in sanctuaries. These birds should be adopted out and rehomed to willing families who know how to handle traumatized parrots properly and with lots of love and patience - not sold as hand-tamed, quality pets.

Do not buy parrots from these people. They should be shut down.


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#1 General Comment

Dianne and Connies Birds Goes Above And Beyond!

AUTHOR: Feathers First - ()

I have known the owners of this company for several years and have nothing but good things to say about them! They have healthy, high quality birds that are very well cared for. All theit birds are fed a wonderful diet, have plenty of toys and are even offered full spectrum lighting! Connie is always more than happy to help anyone and give advice to new owners. I have no idea what this pereson is talking about and obviously has a personal vendetta against the business in question. Please do not believe this nonsense, give them a call yourself and you will instantly see that everything this person says is nothing but lies!! 

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#2 Consumer Comment

Diane and Connie's Birds

AUTHOR: Pat - (United States of America)

I have purchased numerous birds from them.  My birds came healthy, nicely colored and very clean.  Connie and I talked many times about her birds.  She answered all my questions, which were many, since I was just learning about them.  She went out of her way to be very helpful.  I would not hesitate to purchase another bird from her.  She is extremely knowledgeable and willing to share that knowledge with others.

Pat J.
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#3 Consumer Comment

Happy customer of Connie's

AUTHOR: Parrot Advocate - (United States of America)

I have several birds from Connie and I have never had a problem with any of them. I also know several people who have Connie's birds and they are also very happy with them. I have never spoken with Dianne, but I cannot imagine any of the above is true based on my experiences.

I was new to parrots when I first contacted Connie after she was recommend to me by another of Connie's customers. Connie has spent hours of not days on the phone helping me with questions. She has been more helpful than one could ever expect.

A happy customer of Dianne and Connie's Birds.

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