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Why buy pet insurance for your parrot?
Parrots can live upwards of fifty years, and a lot can happen in that time. Accidents and injuries can occur, and as with humans, illness can take hold. Common medical conditions experienced by parrots include Airsacculitis and Aspergillosis (both related to the respiratory system).
In addition to helping with vet fees, pet insurance can also cover you in case your parrot is stolen or dies. Exotic Direct will also cover your parrot for proven loss resulting from fire, wind, storm, lightening or flood. Bird housing and enclosures can also be covered by parrot pet insurance policies.
Which companies offer pet insurance for parrots?
In the UK, there are now two options for parrot owners when it comes to pet insurance:
- Exotic Direct, who specialise in insuring birds, reptiles, small furries, and other exotic pets
- Niche and lifestyle insurance provider E&L Insurance
In the past, parrot insurance was also available from Golden Valley Insurance Services. However, Golden Valley is no longer open to new customers.
How much is parrot insurance?
At ExoticDirect you can get vet fee cover up to £2,500, death and theft cover for around £16.42 a month based on a £300 parrot. Payments are spread over 10 months.
You can get vet fee cover up to £5,000, death and theft cover for a £300 parrot for around £19.33 a month. Payments are spread over 10 months.
If you don't want any vet fee cover, a Basic policy from ExoticDirect for a parrot that is worth £300 costs around £4.32 a month for death and theft cover. Payments are spread over 10 months.
You can also add on Aviary cover as an optional extra. This will cover your Aviary for damage caused by storm, lightening, wind, attempted theft or fire. Premiums start at around £12.45 a month and can cover aviaries from a £0 value up to £5,000.
Exotic Direct’s policies run for a 12 month period, so monthly renewal is not required, so you do not need to worry about any exclusions being applied during your policy year should you need to make a claim.
The prices shown here are for birds covered on the Parrot policy.
For smaller birds such as Budgerigars, Canaries, Love Birds and more, the policy type offered isn't mentioned here. Find out more about ExoticDirect's small bird policies.
E&L Insurance offers insurance for parrots under their "exotic bird/bird of prey" policy.
A sample quote based on a parrot worth £300, on the company's Lunar Monthly cover option, comes to £10.50 per month for up to £3,500 for vet fees, cover for death by accident/illness, theft, aviaries, birdrooms and equipment, as well as personal accident cover up to £12,500. Lunar policies renew on a monthly basis. If you choose to pay a yearly fee, the level of cover reduces.
If you own a small bird, you can also get cover through E&L insurance by selecting their "small bird" policy option.
It is important to note that these are just examples and prices vary.
It is always important to consider what policy changes could occur at renewal whether it's a yearly policy you purchase or a policy that renews each month. Exclusions may be applied if you make a claim.
You should always read the Policy Terms and Conditions in full to make sure you know what is and isn't covered by your policy, and if you need more clarity to give the company a call.
Why join Bought By Many's Pet Insurance for Parrots Group?
By joining this group, you'll be using the collective buying power you share with other parrot owners to demand better parrot insurance from pet insurance companies. The more people join, the better the offer we will be able to agree on your behalf. So, if you know any other parrot owners who might be interested in a better deal on their insurance, why not invite them to join too?
Join our group now to find out what current promotions we’ve negotiated for pet parrot owners.
Thinking about getting a parrot as a pet?
Parrots may be beautiful and very clever animals, but few people realise the effort that goes into keeping a parrot as a pet.
According to The Parrot Club, keeping a parrot is like having a toddler in the house. Only, unlike a toddler, a parrot doesn't grow out of it. Of course, most parrot owners would say that the noise and mess are worth it for the joy their feathered companion gives them, and we tend to agree, but it's good to be prepared.
For more information and tips for keeping a parrot, have a look at dedicated sites such as The Parrot Society UK.