Birds >Strictly Feathers
4689 Old Broadway St, Knoxville, TN | Directions 37918-179036.020291 -83.925181
Mon 10am-5:30pm ; Tue 10am-5:30pm ; Thu 10am-5:30pm ; Fri 10am-5:30pm
Love the store bought a wonderful bird there. Love shopping local at a business with 30 something years of experience. Great service and awesome knowledge of bird's. Fresh seed not like chain's where you don't know how long it is at a warehouse. great costumer service..
I bought a green cheek conure here, she said it was a sweet bird with a lot of character, also she stated that it was hand raised. This bird was clearly raised in the store, he is afraid of anything that is normal for a house hold. He goes into a screeching fit to the TV, water running, fridge being opened, plastic bags being picked up, washer and dryer being on, music, singing, stomping, any noise that might be too loud. It has been months now and he still hasn't gotten used to anything. Me and my boyfriend has tried everything to make him happy, but nothing is working.
Be careful when buying a bird at this store, everything else at the store is great though.
It's nearing a year now, the green cheek we got here is still going into screeching fits to every noise. And since this pet store doesn't take refunds, we are stuck with this bird that clearly wasn't hand raised at a home, but at a noisy store. We have put him in another room because we can't handle him screeching non stop. We have tried, putting his cage in a (lit area, shadowed area, close to a window but not enough for a draft), different foods and treats (he hates millet), different toys, we take him out for play but he still screeches to noises and he also shivers like he's scared.
He was with another bird in the store, but at this point I don't want to risk getting another bird to make the problem worse.
Like before, be careful when buying a bird at this store. Best to get a bird from a breeder.
Stickly Feathers is the only store that I will do business with. Gwen is the most sweetest person and knowledge about birds is awesome. The store is filled with all types of exotic birds and you are welcome by the course of hellos and pretty girls and wolf whistles. Yes she has rules in her store and yes they are posted everywhere including on the cages that the birds will bite if upset. Curosity always kills the cat when birds are in a cage. First instinct is to poke a finger at them...Bad choice. Birds does not like getting the finger and they will let you know it. But when comes to trainned and well behaved birds Gwen has them. So always ask before testing in Gwens store. Gwens babies love sugar cookies better than fingers and there is always some laying around for them. I get my food from her. I saw my brother have a bad experience with the big chain store that also did grooming of dogs and cats and he got poisioned millett from them. They spray for flees and it got in their food. He lost all his birds....So help the local small business stores they know what they are doing. E Hewitt
Wow!!! – Today we made the two and a half hour drive down just to visit this shop! It was every bit worth the drive! Even if you do not purchase anything, it is worth stopping by for the knowledge they have to offer! It is no secret that they want the best for the bird and the new owner! If you are unsure of what kind of bird you may want, they will make sure to take time to help you make the right decIsion, as well as educate you on this decision! Wouldn't recommend going anywhere else! Make sure to always do your research ahead of time when your thinking of adding another member to your family!
GWENN SAVED ME FROM DISASTER! – I HAD BOUGHT A CITRON COCKATOO FROM A WOMAN ON CRAGISLIST. SHE ENDED UP BEING A VERY AGGRESSIVE BIRD AND ATTACKED ME AND GAVE A NASTY BITE ON MY HAND. I WAS DEVASTED AND DID NOT KNOW WHAT TO DO. I HAVE 2 SMALL BOYS AND I WAS VERY WORRIED THAT SHE WOULD BITE THEM. I CALLED GWENN TO ASK SOME ADVICE AND SHE ACTUALLY TOOK THE BIRD , AND I GOT A BABY CAIQUE THAT I AM NOT HANDFEEDING. THEY GAVE MY BOYS AN ADORABLE HAND FED BABY PARAKEET TO BE THEIR VERY OWN BIRD AND THEY HAVE NAMED HER LULU! GWENN RESCUED ME AND MY KIDS AND ALSO KEPT ME FROM MAKING ANOTHER MISTAKE IN BUYING AN OLDER AMAZON. WE ARE SO HAPPY WITH OUR LITTLE CAIQUE - KIWI! GWEN IS A VERY SWEET, CARING PERSON AND I WILL NEVER FORGET WHAT SHE DID FOR ME. SHE TOOK A REALLY BAD, SAD SITUATION AND MADE IT A GREAT , HAPPY EXPERIENCE!! THANK YOU GWENN, I WILL BE A CUSTOMER FOR LIFE! AND I CANNOT WAIT TO GET ANOHTER HAND FED BABY FROM YOU! I HIGHLY RECOMEND THIS STORE , THEY SELL AND HAVE A REALLY NICE SELECTION OF TOYS AND CAGES AND BIRD FOOD! THANK YOU GWENN, !!! I AM TRULY GRATEFUL! THE SIMERLY FAMILY!
Not Child Friendly AT ALL – When we moved to Knoxville 4 months ago, I found this great store off Old Broadway. I ventured in with my very well behaved children and we read the rules on a board at the front of the store out loud so all the children could hear. I could feel the eyes of the store owner all over us as well as her single employee. We were not wanted. The owner must have had poorly behaved children in her store in the past. We looked around briefly and left. A couple of weeks later, we went back to admire the store again. Still, the same uneasy feeling of unwantedness, although my children we exemplary. A third time we returned, leaving the 3 year old at home and taking an older child, a friend of my eldest daughter with us. We arrived, read the rules allowed and proceeded about the store. Eyes peered on us. The uneasy feeling returned. Our guest, my daughter's friend stuck a feather into a bird cage while my back was turned. There was nothing in the rules about not sticking feathers into cages. My children new better but the guest made an error. The employee quickly swooped down, fussing and grumbling at the poor child. She told her and my daughter that they new they were doing wrong, but in fact, the little girl had no idea. She is a 10 year old child who was very interested in the birds and made a harmless mistake. I feel for the owner, having to deal with poorly behaved children in her store from time to time, but the unwelcome feeling emitted cannot be excused. I won't be back.
You'll love this place. – I can't praise Strictly Feathers enough. Gwen has such dedication, compassion, & knowledge about birds and is always more than happy to share her experienced opinion with you. You'll leave her store with the right advice, the best choice of bird food (she'll even order some for you if not supplied), not to mention the joy of seeing an array of sweet, healthy, and TALKATIVE birds. Their water, cage floor, and food bowl always seem to be clean, which you know is hard to do if you're a bird owner. Gwen has graciously gone above and beyond the needs for my 12 year old Green Cheek Conure- Green Bean. Regarding my credibility as someone who is posting a comment: I've gone to Strictly Feathers for 7 years with nothing but great experiences regarding Gwen and her Broadway Birdhouse.
Awesome Business - Definately Reccomend!!! – I went to Strictly Feathers to "adopt" a pet cockatiel. This is a really great store...they have so many beautiful birds and they are all healthy and happy! Gwen is so helpful and really cares about her birds. She wants to make sure that you get the bird that is right for you and she really knows what she is talking about. I will never go to a "regular" pet store again!!!!
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