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
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 liver
- £841 for an African Grey parrot with heart disease
- £738 for an African Grey parrot with air sacculitis
Alternatively you can call us on 0345 982 5505
What our customers say
"Fantastic service at a reasonable price! Definitely recommend."
Mr Haydn Wiltshire via Feefo, November 2018.
"Professional, polite, helpful and customer friendly. Very helpful young man on the phone...informative and very polite. I have used Exotic Direct for some years now, and have absolute confidence in the service provided."
Anonymous review via Feefo, November 2018.
"The things I like most is the personal touch, renewal letter sent a month in advance and the ability to talk to one of your staff about the policy and setting up a direct debit, I would recommend your company to friends and family with exotic pets. Very good service, thank you."
Mr Arthur Marshall via Feefo, November 2018.
"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"
- 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.
- 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.
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.
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