FLY BABIES AVIARY REVIEW
This complaint was posted on NAS on 28th Feb, 2022 and is a permanent record located here: https://www.nameandshame.com/fly-babies-aviary-5YOS8/we-lost-our-love-bird-after-only-6-days-id5yeaj .
28th Feb, 2022
We lost our love bird after only 6 days
Alan from Fly Babies is a very dishonest man. I am currently doing everything I can to have the Florida Department of Agriculture look into him. I called Alan and spoke to him a few times since I am a big animal lover but was so weary of purchasing a bird and having it shipped. After searching hopelessly around CT and surrounding states, I decided to purchase from him. He reassured me he would send me a great Lutino lovebird. We received Chicco and myself and my children were elated. However, not even after 5 minutes in the cage, I noticed he was gnawing at his foot. I thought maybe it was anxiety from the trip which I was afraid. He CONSTANTLY gnawed at his foot. I called Alan and he told me it was dry skin and I asked if I should go to a vet and he said oh no not necessary – just put some olive oil on it. I did so, and noticed a scab on the birds foot. Our bird had no peace- all day he would gnaw at his foot and if he wasn’t doing this, he was sleeping, puffed up, and not responsive. I called Alan again and he told me to give him Pedialyte and after I told him he sleeps all day whenever he isn’t gnawing at his foot, I said I should take him to the vet and he said probably a good idea ( after having spent $369 to have this bird. We called the vet and there were no appointments til the following day, and our bird did not make it the night. My husband researched Flybabies and came across a list of complaints on Better Business Bureau! How I wished I had seen this. Our hearts would not have been broken. Alan sells sick birds and claims there are no warranty. There is a reason why he says this. He is extorting people out of big dollar amounts and sending sick animals. He will claim the bird was “well” with him. Suddenly though, they die within days of coming to their new homes. It is not a coincidence! Please please, do NOT buy from these people. It’s far less about the money and more about what they are doing to these birds. They are not well cared for. The birds are sick with various diseases such as Chlamydia psittaci and other Avian diseases. He put me at risk as I am immunocompromised. He puts human health at risk to make money. Please read the list of complaints, as I wished I had! If I can help anyone else avoid a tragedy, I will do so. I have also put a dispute against him with my credit card company and am filing a report with the Florida Department of Agriculture. I am too much of an animal lover to let this travesty go. List of complaints filed against Fly Babieswww.bbb.org/us/fl/valrico/profile/animal-breeding/fly-babies-aviary-0653-90214079/complaints