Sun Conure Birds (credit: TED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images)
After dogs and cats, birds are one of America’s most popular kind of pet. While many popular pet stores cater primarily to cats and dogs, finding a quality bird supply store is not always as easy. The North Bay is home to a number of shops that stock a large variety of bird supplies, as well as have a knowledgeable, caring staff. Here are five of the best shops for bird owners in the North Bay.
5355 Hall Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Located in Santa Rosa, The Bird Exchange is a unique combination of miniature donkey farm and exotic bird dealer. The well-stocked store contains bird supplies of every kind. Customers will find everything from perches and cages to feeding cups and toys. The store also stocks a selection of books and holds a large aviary. For bird lovers in search of a new pet, the Exchange carries a variety of bird breeds such as African Grey parrots, finches, cockatoos and doves.
336 Miller Ave.
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Located in Mill Valley, Critterland Pets is a small, friendly pet store that caters to a variety of small pets including dogs, cats, fish and birds. Bird owners will find a variety of bird feed, mixed seeds, treats and toys. Many owners bring in pets for routine nail and beak trimmings. The staff is friendly, knowledgeable and willing to help customers locate the perfect product for their bird.
Penngrove, ST 94951
Penngrove’s massive Frizelle Enos Feeds, opened in 1938, is one of the county’s longest-running businesses. The 12,000-square-foot store holds supplies for everything from small pets to livestock. Bird lovers will find a fantastic selection of products tailored for both domestic and wild birds. The store carries standard feed, toys and cages, but also stocks vitamins, minerals, nesting supplies and more.
21 W. 7th St.
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Western Farm Center is Santa Rosa’s premier farm supply store. It stocks supplies for chickens, dogs, cats, livestock, rabbits and birds. In addition to cages, food and feeders, bird owners will find nesting boxes and materials, supplements, ladders and swings. Those looking for a new pet should check out Western’s selection of live birds including finches, parakeets and cockatiels.
200 1st. St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
Another farm supply store that caters to both pet and livestock owners, Petaluma’s RiverTown Feed is a family-owned business. RiverTown is a strong supporter of the local community and is involved with a number of local 4H groups and animal rescues. Bird lovers will enjoy the native bird area, where customers can both watch as well as feed the birds. Customers can also browse the extensive selection of cages, perches, toys and other bird products. There is a wide variety of bulk seed, many of which can be bought by the pound, or in larger multi-pound sacks.