About the Nature Chest Bird Shop
826 McGlathery Lane SE, Decatur, AL 35601
1-800-816-2324 or (256)341-0484
You can contact us by email by using our Easy Contact Form shown at the top of the page
Our Retail Bird Store is open
After sharing our life with birds even as a child, we have been living with birds for over 30 years. We opened The Nature Chest Bird Shop in 1996. We no longer have any birds available for sale in our retail store. We do sometimes have a bird in need of a new home and we do a limited number of adoptions through our store for local homes only. Adoption applications can be picked up at our retail store. We do not ship any birds. We also refer customers to the rescue located in Huntsville, Alabama.
We also do gentle bird grooming by appointment and schedule a limited number of boardings for our local customers. All boarding is done by reservation only so be sure to contact us early to make "camp" arrangements.
We also operate a bird safe haven, "Nature's Nest", for abused or unwanted birds as well as birds who just need a new home due to various reasons. Birds we take in are referred to us by our local avian veterinarians, local animal shelter, or other local rescue groups. Birds are veterinarian checked and whenever possible, placed into new homes. Unfortunately many birds we take in have been physically or mentally abused and are often no longer considered by many as acceptable "pets". Some may have permanent health/disability problems or serious behavior issues. Birds such as these are kept in a permanent safe home with us. Although the birds we have taken in are not for sale through our store, there is an adoption fee to help cover the cost of veterinary care for the birds looking for new homes through adoption. If you are interested in adopting a bird in need and would like to be put on our waiting list, please contact us for further information. Please note however, our adoption questionnaire is very detailed and precise in information necessary to meet our criteria for adoption. To be added to our waiting list you must live within 30 minutes driving distance of our facility because home inspections are required. Come in and meet some of the birds who have come to us at "Nature's Nest".
Our exotic bird store is a fully stocked bird store with many items not available on our web site. If you are looking for something in particular, or have a special need, please let us know as we may have it available in our store or may be able to special order it for you. You can contact us at (256) 341-0484 during our regular business hours noted below, or you can email us at any time.
We are located just off Highway 31 in Decatur, Alabama at 826 McGlathery Lane. Our bird store is open Tuesday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 central time, and on Saturdays from 10:00 until 3:00. We would love for you to come by and visit with us and the happiest little parrots around!
Below take a virtual visit in our bird store located at 826 McGlathery Lane SE, in Decatur, Alabama. The Nature Chest Bird Shop has been in our present location for over 14 years and has been in business for over 20 years. We are a full line exotic bird speciality store in a retail shopping area with other retailers. We maintain the actual inventory that we sell which ships from our retail store. We pride ourselves on recommending the products we sell because we use them ourselves in our store and in our home for our own personal birds.
Our Tiki Bar showcases some of our cooked food products such as our Bird Street Bistro and Goldenfeast blends, quick and easy foods and treats, cooked bean mixtures, and a few of our tropical treats such as mango, pineapple, and coconut. Click on the Tiki Bar picture to enlarge it, and peek at the birds enjoying their play area.
Our store birds are on open manzanita trees stands and natural wood stands with lots of toys, climbing ropes, bungies, play houses, and chains. They are the toy testers and greatly enjoy trying out the latest toy additions to our store.
Our Sun Conures checking out the new 2 door Pet Tents we just received. Seems to be a big hit, so look for this new exciting item to be available to our customers very soon.
The Yellow Nape Amazons seem to enjoy hanging out in front of their tropical wall mural. Adds great interest to their play area.
The new sisal rope seems to be a super big hit with all the birds!
Chains hang from the store ceiling to add lots of activities for our birds.
Bird Food, whether it is in the form of seed mixes, pellets, extruded foods, or combinations, is the source of life. We are always looking for new and exciting foods for birds. Our birds eat several brands of different foods and like most bids, some have their favorite foods. We carry only foods that we feel are of the best quality, and nutrition, for birds from Finches to Macaws. Manufacturers must maintain the highest standards for their products to be available through our store. We try hard to make available a range of foods in varying prices so that all bird owners can afford to feed the best to their birds. We try to provide somethng for everyone, whether you are looking for organic, or naturally good wholesome foods.
We enjoy reading, and keeping up with the newest books for our customers. We look for authors who provide current well written information for the latest in bird care, breeding, health, and nutrition.
Weekly we spend time checking out the latest health aids and supplements for birds. Not all health supplements are created equal, some have no actual benefit at all to our birds. We strive to research and find vitamins and health aids with proven track records and we use many of the products on our own birds, especially on some of the rescue birds we have that have permanent health issue related to their past care or lack thereof. We also ask our customers for feedback on products they use to help us stock items that really are of good use for the birds we all care for.
And, what visit, virtual or in person, to a bird store worth it's weight in anything, would not have at least one good sized toy wall, or more, to showecase the latest fun bird toys for customers to choose from.
To also add some fun for all our bird loving customers, we maintain a growing parrot themed gift selection.
We hope you have enjoyed your small tour of our store. We will add more photos as we have time. After all, we still have to show you the large treat selection we carry, pictures of all those new toys we are trying to find room to display, and also many new gift items we are receiving weekly for your garden and home.
Please note that most bird toys are non-returnable items for health reasons, so if you have questions about a toy, or need help selecting one for your feathered friend, please feel free to e-mail us or give us a call at our bird store.
The simple truth is we love parrots.
We are a full line bird store located in Decatur, Alabama. If you would like more information about ordering from us, please visit our Information Page. You may also contact our store toll free at 1-800-816-2324 Tuesday through Friday between 10:00 and 5:00 central time if you need help placing an order.