Parrot Insurance

Parrot insurance with ExoticDirect can cover vet fees, mortality and theft. Choose from policies that can include £5,000 or £2,500 worth of vet fee cover. Or our Basic policy that offers a simpler level of cover.

We can cover a range of parrots including African Greys , Macaws Cockatoos and many more species.

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What pet parrot insurance policies do we offer?


  • Vet fee cover for accidental injury or illness up to £5,000 per policy period
  • Death cover from an accident, illness or injury
  • Theft, Fire and Weather perils cover


  • Vet fee cover for accidental injury or illness up to £2,500 per policy period
  • Death cover from an accident, illness or injury
  • Theft, Fire and Weather perils cover


  • Death cover from an accident, illness or injury
  • Theft, Fire and Weather perils cover

We also offer a complimentary Lost and Found notification service meaning we'll notify the National Theft Register should your pet be lost or stolen.

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Alternatively you can call us on 0345 982 5505

How much does parrot insurance cost?

Premiums can start from around £4 a month over 10 months, based on insuring a £200 bird on our Basic policy.

Why should I insure my parrot?

Should your parrot become ill, vet fees can often quickly escalate. This can mean difficult financial choices for you, and additional stress. Pet insurance can help offer you peace of mind against those unexpected vet bills.

What kind of claims do we receive?

Claims paid during 2016 have included

  • £1026 for a Blue Fronted Amazon with respiratory distress
  • £720 for an African Grey parrot with suspected hypocalcaemia
  • £549 for a Congo African Grey parrot with air sacculitis
  • £738 for a Green Winged Macaw with a respiratory problem

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Alternatively you can call us on 0345 982 5505

Why ExoticDirect?

  • We've been insuring exotic pets since 1996 - meaning that we have many years of experience when it comes to understanding the problems you may face as a pet owner
  • 93% of our customers renew their policies with us - demonstrating our commitment to customer service.
  • As a small team we can offer you a more personalised experience. We don't believe in large call centres, where you may not speak to the same person more than once.
  • We aim to process claims within 5 working days, offering you that extra peace of mind
  • Our policies cover your pet for a 12 months, meaning no changes in policy cover or premium during the year.
  • We offer a (0% APR) Direct Debit scheme, meaning you can spread payments easily over 10 monthly installments.

What our customers say

Elaine and Milo the African Grey Parrot:

"Living with three African Grey Parrots, I have a policy that covers my veterinary bills if the need should arise. I choose ExoticDirect as my insurance provider as they offered a reasonable priced policy, with a decent level of cover.

"I had cause to claim last year, when Milo burnt his foot, silly parrot had tried to climb onto a gas fire! I was really impressed that a claims advisor talked me through the claim process and kept track on documentation. Within weeks I had received settlement of my claim. I recommend to all parrot caregivers that they should consider medical insurance for that unexpected injury or illness"

About Parrots

With a variety of breeds, from African Greys to Eclectus, parrots are a popular pet across the UK.

Regardless of which breed you have, all are fabulous companions who love interaction with humans. It is this friendly nature that means they soon become part of the family and owners want to look after them as such.

Advice from an exotic vet on feeding and general healthcare is a great place to start. Their expertise can help you to avoid some of the more frequent illnesses and conditions and this is particularly important as parrots are great animals but the cause of an illness is not always obvious.

For example, feather-plucking can be caused by any number of factors ranging from boredom to illness. Owners can help avoid boredom by interacting with their parrots regularly and providing plenty of toys that are changed regularly. However in the case of a medical condition, veterinary treatment will be needed and can be expensive.

We offer a range of articles about caring for your pet parrot

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Learn more about What you should look for when choosing a vet.

Find out more about insuring your Parrot with us

Policy Benefits

Interest Free Direct Debit

You can easily spread the cost of your policy over 10 months with our interest free (0% APR) Direct Debit Scheme. We also offer a choice of 3 payment dates, so that you can pick which is best for you.

Suitable policies

We don’t believe in one size fits all policies, as these aren’t best for your pet or your budget. Our policy cover is designed to be suitable for your pet type. All you need to do is decide the level of cover you require.

Peace of mind

We're proud to hold an 80% policy renewal rate - meaning our customers continue to enjoy peace of mind against unexpected vet fees, pet mortality and theft.

5 day claims turnaround

We aim to process claims within 5 days of receipt, so that you’re not left waiting for a claim decision at a difficult time.

Recent Claims

  • Degu - Lump - £413
  • Dwarf Lop Rabbit - Glaucoma - £766
  • Polecat Ferret - Anorexia and Lethargy - £522
  • Bearded Dragon - Respiratory Infection - £668
  • Blue & Gold Macaw - Aspergillosis - £1135
  • Hermanns Tortoise - Post Hibernation Anorexia - £1405
  • Corn Snake - Peritonitis - £350