Jen A.

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Bird and dog loving marine biologist with lots of experience

2 repeat guests
7 reviews
Response rate: 100%
Last seen 11 hours ago
About Jen
I am a 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, a Rottweiler 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.
Children at home
Owns pets
Pets Accepted
Small Dog
Medium Dog
Large Dog
Giant Dog
Rabbit /
Guinea Pig
Jen's Home
Type: House
Medium backyard
Fenced backyard
Pets sleep indoors
Pets sleep outdoors
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.
Accepts last-minute bookings
Accepts long-term bookings
Reviews & Testimonials
7 reviews
Peter E.
Pet Hosting - Jun 29, 2020
Awesome as always! Percy enjoys his holidays too!
Peter E.
Pet Hosting - Dec 14, 2019
Great holiday for our bird. Jen was the perfect sitter & Percy was very well cared for. Jen kept us updated daily with photos & we’ll certainly use her services again. We could not recommend her highly enough!
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!
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
Pick Up - Drop Off
not offered