Jen

Jen A.

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Bird and dog loving marine biologist with lots of experience

4 reviews
Response rate: 100%
Last seen 1 month ago
About Jen
I am a recent Marine Biology PhD graduate from JCU, and my research focused on animal behaviour. I am originally from the UK, but have been living in Townsville for over 7 years now. I have 2 parrots (eclectus and green cheek), a German shepherd and 4ft tropical community fish tank.

I have a lot of experience looking after parrots and am known as a 'crazy bird lady'. In the past, I have looked after: male and female eclectus parrots, ringnecks, king parrots, lorikeets (rainbow, musk, scaly breasted), conures (sun, green cheek), alexandrines, lovebirds/peach faces, budgies and cockatiels. I adore birds and their quirky personalities, and completely understand how hard it can be leaving them with strangers - I would treat your feather babies as I do my own, which are RIDICULOUSLY spoilt. I have a very good understanding of the dietary requirements of different species and have done quite a bit of work with training birds as well (my eclectus was "unfit to be a hand-reared bird" because she was "feral"...and now she is a big softy/mummy's girl). I am also a previous bird wildlife carer. Bird sitting can be provided in my own home (as long as evidence is provided of a recent vet check), or in your home in the form of daily visits.


!!!PLEASE NOTE: I am only able to offer pet hosting for birds at the moment.
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Children at home
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Owns pets
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Puppy
Cat
Bird
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Jen's Home
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Type: House
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Medium backyard
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Fenced backyard
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Household
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Pets sleep indoors
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Pets sleep outdoors
Policy
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Cancellation: Moderate
A full refund will be offered to Pet Owners if they cancel up until 7 days before the booking at 12 noon. After which Pet Owners will be charged 50% of the total booking value.
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Accepts last-minute bookings
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Accepts long-term bookings
Residential Pets
Cleo
5 years old
Other Pets
Figgy
5 years old
Other Pets
Nessie
5 years old
German Shepherd Dog
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Good with Children
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Good with Children
Reviews & Testimonials
repeat2 repeat stays
4 reviews
Elisabeth G.
Pet Hosting - Oct 1, 2018
As always, Jen took wonderful care of my feathered babies. They even started trusting her too - which is huge for my birds.
Allison L.
Pet Hosting - Aug 5, 2018
Jen genuinely loves birds (all creatures actually) and cared for our green cheek like she were her own. Knowing that Bloom was safe and happy while we were away was a great relief for us. So glad we found you Jen - highly recommend!
Elisabeth G.
Pet Hosting - Jul 8, 2018
I was very happy leaving my birds with Jen. She was extremely thorough before taking the birds - wanting vet history from each of them, and asking me detailed questions about their health, their diet, and typical behaviour so that she knew what to expect. She has an excellent set-up for her birds, and it is clear she loves and cares for them well. During their stay I received daily updates and photos, which any pet parent wants when leaving their animals with someone for the first time. Jen exposed my birds to new foods, which they loved, and has therefore given me ideas about things to try with them. It is wonderful to have someone available in the Townsville area who knows a lot about birds, is happy to take them even when my birds aren't friendly towards her, and is just as 'bird-mad' as I am. I will definitely leave my birds with her again when I go away.
Sarah C.
Pet Hosting - Jun 13, 2018
My birds were very well looked after by Jen. She gave us regular updates and they had a great holiday with her, as if they went to a 5 star resort ?
Service & Rates
Overnight Pet Services
Pet Hosting
At Sitter's Home
$ 27 / night
Pet Sitting
At Pet's Home
not offered
Daytime Pet Services
Pet Day Care
not offered
House Visiting
not offered
Dog Walking
not offered
Dog Grooming
not offered
Dog Training
not offered
Transport
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered
Emergency Transport
Available

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