Being a cat person or a dog person can say a lot about a person. But maybe you are neither, maybe you’re a bird person. In a city overrun with dog owners, bird owners can get the short straw. Fret not, there are still places for friends of feathered pets to get what they need. These pet shops are great for bird owners.
The Big Bad Woof
117 Carroll Street Northwest
Washington, DC 20012
(202) 291-2404

The name makes you think it’s another pet store that really only focuses on dogs, but at The Big Bad Woof, you’ll find pet supplies and accessories for more than just the barkers in the family. They carry products for a variety of pets, including cats, hamsters, ferrets, rabbits, birds and even chinchillas. One of the most popular pet stores in the area, the company is proud of their selection and service. If you don’t have time to make it to the store, you can get your items delivered. You won’t have to leave your feathered friend for a minute.

Royal Pet Haven
5916 B N Kings Hwy.
Alexandria, VA 22303
(703) 329-7072

With a tagline like “We Pamper Pets Like Royalty,” you know your pet is in good hands at Royal Pet Haven. Their services include a salon and spa, doggy daycare and boarding. When you need to be away from home for an extended period of time, you don’t have to worry about your birds being left alone, or finding someone to take care of them. You can board your bird at Royal Pet Haven for an affordable daily rate.

Pro Feed
5104 MacArthur Blvd. N.W.
Washington, DC 20016
(202) 364-7387

Pet food can be as unhealthy for animals as processed food can be for humans. Paying attention to what you feed your pets can prevent them from certain ailments and issues. At Pro Feed, they don’t just sell you healthy food for your animals, they make sure you know why it’s important and how to take proper care of your pet. For bird owners, you will find seed and pellet blends that your birds will love.

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Wylie Wagg
2625 Connecticut Ave. N.W.
Washington, DC 20008
(202) 506-7007

Most people probably think of a cage and some newspaper when they think of pet birds. But birds can have toys just like dogs and cats. Wylie Wagg carries Super Bird Creations, a line of toys designed specifically birds. The toys are geared towards their behavioral and instinctual needs. Along with the toys you will find Higgins bird food for companion birds, and FM Brown wild bird food. Get your birds some quality food and something a little fun.

Woodend Sanctuary
8940 Jones Mill Rd
Chevy Chase, MD  20815
(301) 652-3606

The Audubon Naturalist Society strives to get more people to connect with nature in various ways. Getting outside, learning about the environment and seeing for yourself why protecting it is important is a part of their mission. Along with their everyday mission, they also have a shop that helps you connect with nature at home. For bird owners, they offer seed, suet, birdhouses, birdfeeders, birdbaths and birdwatching accessories. You can get everything you need for the birds in your life.

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