Where can the birds perform?
The Happy Birds can present their show inside or outdoors (in hot weather shade will be required).
Can the presentation be done at a public park?
Generally not, we have found over the years that many public parks are not optimal to an enjoyable, safe performance. Distractions and potential dangers, like unleashed dogs and unruly park visitors can make most public parks an unfavorable location for the show. The exceptions are: corporate or other large events, private parks and private rooms in public parks. However.... there are parks that we have performed at that were acceptable. Please contact us, with your park info. If we have not been there before, we will be glad to research it and let you know if it is a place we can visit.
When you arrive at my party, how long until the Happy Birds start entertaining?
Usually, within five minutes of arrival Julie will entertain the guests by introducing a "bird in training" for your party goers to hold and interact with. This is being done while Ed sets up everything needed for the show (approximate duration of setup is 10 minutes).
Can we pet the birds?
Unfortunately no, Our parrots love people, however, petting parrots if not done correctly can be harmful to the birds. Guests are welcome to hold a parrot on their shoulder.
What age is best for the Happy Birds?
Happy Birds is fun for all ages. We have performed for ages 1 to 100! Babies are engaged with the colors and talking birds. Pre-K and school age children are amazed with the cool tricks as well as holding the birds. Adults are impressed with the beauty and talent that the Happy Birds have to offer. Everyone will find that the birds are colorful, silly, friendly and fun.
What should I do to get ready for the Happy Birds at my location?
The only things we require are space (8'x8'min.) to do our show and a safe environment for the birds. Others things that are helpful to us are parking close to the performance site and shade (if needed). We bring our own table, sound equipment and everything we need to do our show.
I am planning an outdoor show and it might be hot (or cold). Can the birds still perform outside?
Yes, if it is comfortable for your guests, it will be comfortable for the birds.
Is there any danger of contracting bird flu from the parrots?
NO, our birds were all domestically raised, and never brought around poultry. The only parrot ever known to fatally contract the disease was a wild caught bird from Asia that was kept in close quarters (quarantined in England) with over one hundred other birds. It was the only one that was infected. Please keep in mind, the particular strand of flu in the news, has had no human or avian infections in this country or Europe, and was always contracted from poultry. It simply does not exist here. If you have more questions simply research "avian flu".
How do I book a show?
Call us at (408) 268-0778 or email from the Contact page so that we can schedule your event. We will ask you for a little information about your party including the location, time, date. To lock in your date with the Happy Birds, an online invoice will be emailed to you for a deposit of $50 or $75. All major credit cards accepted. Unfortunately, all deposits are non refundable should you cancel or reschedule.
Are you insured?
Yes, Happy Birds are fully insured with a 1 million dollar liability policy. Proof of insurance is free upon request. To add your company or personal name as additional insured (basic wording), $25 will be added to the total.
Where can I find a list of entertainers in the Bay Area? Visit Bay Area Kid Fun's website for a list of entertainers in the Bay Area. Here's the link to their entertainment page.