Parrot Insurance

Choose our parrot insurance to cover either £2,500 or £5,000 of vet fees, death and theft. We also offer a death and theft only policy. We can insure African Greys , Macaws, Cockatoos, Amazons, Conures, Caiques, Pionus, Rosellas, Alexandrines and other species.

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What pet parrot insurance policies do we offer?

There are three policy types available:

  • Premier offering vet fee cover up to £5,000, death and theft cover. This is the highest level of vet fee cover on the market.
  • Essential offering vet fee cover up to £2,500, death and theft cover
  • Basic offering death and theft only 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 2018 have included

  • £610 for a Blue Fronted Amazon with an enlarged river
  • £841 for an African Grey parrot with heart disease
  • £738 for an African Grey parrot with air sacculitis
  • £645 for an with a respiratory problem

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Alternatively you can call us on 0345 982 5505

What our customers say

"Really great service! Thank you for all your help really helpful when we needed you can’t thank you all enough!"

Catherine Wren - via Feefo, August 2018.

"I would highly recommend Exotic Direct. We have a parrot and found finding insurance hard to find until someone recommend them to us, after that it was a dream. We visited their website and it was so easy and a few clicks later and all done couldn't have been easier."

Michael Segree - via Feefo,October 2018.

Elaine and Milo the African Grey Parrot, received via email.

"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 reasonably 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"

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
  • 79% 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.

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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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 a 79% renewal rate, demonstrating the value our insurance holds for our customers.

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