About Parrot University
Parrot University is located in the Pineville Towne Market at 321 So. Polk Street. Pineville is 15 minutes from uptown Charlotte and the SC state line. We’re open seven days a week and there’s ample free parking. Parrot University is owned by Karen Cheek Justice and managed by Lea Waller. You can reach us at 704-889-2325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer the full range of products needed to care for and engage your companion parrot. Our nutritional offerings include Harrison’s Bird Foods, Roudybush, Zupreem, Lafeber, TOPs, Volkman, Goldenfeast, Halo, Beak Appetit, and Crazy Corn. You can choose from dozens of perches, swings, and boings to outfit the cage. For daily care we offer full spectrum lighting, mister bottles for bathing, Avix health products, water bottles, food bowls, cleaning supplies, and gram scales to monitor your bird’s weight. There is a wide variety of cages, play stands, and travel cages in stock or available by special order. Our toy selection is the largest and most reasonably priced in the region. If you can’t come to us, we will be happy to ship to you!
Parrot University is an authorized dealer for Wingdow, Bird Toys Etc. and Batik, Canada. Parrots boarding with us enjoy the use of Wingdows so that they can see beyond their room while protecting the woodwork! All our birds are crazy about BTE’s “kitchen sink” as well as other PVC and stainless toys by them. You must see Batik’s beautiful sarongs to appreciate their beauty. They truly are wearable art. Also available are parrot molas handmade by the Indians of the San Blas Islands, Panama. They can be made into lovely pillows, clothing, and wall hangings. Also many wonderful custom framed bird prints are available for purchase.
With our focus on education, Parrot University offers a wide selection of books, magazines and DVDs to improve your understanding of your companion parrot. Current and previous issues of ‘Good Bird Magazine’ and ‘Bird Talk’ are always available. Classes on a variety of topics are available each month. Please check our Calendar of Events regularly as schedules may change and classes may be added.
Behavioral consultations and in-home visits are available. Parrots are available for adoption through Companion Parrots Re-homed. Click on Adoption Information to see birds that are currently available as well as those who are in new, happy homes. Check with us frequently as this list is always changing. You can visit and interact with many of the birds here in the store, so please stop by for a “birdie fix”!
Parrot University is proud to offer high bio-secure boarding with both private and communal rooms available. Go to Boarding Info for complete details. We urge you to make early reservations during holidays and school breaks as these times fill up quickly!
Animals have always been Karen’s first love. Through the years, she has proudly been owned by many wonderful dogs and cats, as well as caring for many strays and rescues. While on vacation, four year old Karen met a wild caught DYH Amazon named Poncho whose antics enthralled her. From that point she always wanted a parrot. (Over forty years later Karen discovered Poncho was still alive and visited him several times before his death at age 52!) In December of 2000, her dream of owning a parrot came true with the purchase of a CAG named Cheeko. Having been deeply involved with pets all her life Karen felt certain she knew what it took to care for a bird. Thankfully she scheduled a wellness visit for Cheeko with an avian veterinarian where it quickly became obvious she knew very little and the pet store even less! Karen threw herself into learning all she could to properly care for Cheeko. Quickly falling into the “Lay’s Potato Chip Syndrome” her flock grew to five parrots! A White-capped Pionus (Emma Ruth), Cockatiel (Sydney), and two Peach-faced Lovebirds (Sweet Peaches and “Lil Bird) joined Cheeko.