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Old 06-26-2012, 12:43 PM
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Insurance in the UK

Can anyone recommend from experience a good insurance scheme for parrots in the UK? I have tried google but the companies that come up don't give any details about hat is covered or the cost without you filling in your details, which is not something I am willing to do on spec. We used to have a dog that we insured with Petplan but I dont think they cover birds. Our primary concern is unexpected vet bills if he should fall ill.
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Re: Insurance in the UK

There is only one Insurance in the UK that is good and that is Exoticdirect.. I have Codie insured through these and most people I know with Birds, also are insured with the same.
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Old 06-26-2012, 04:04 PM
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Re: Insurance in the UK

I took out insurance with Golden Valley; I received the paperwork, and it was titled 'Exotic Direct'. Either GV are just brokers, or ED bought them out.

When I was researching Uk parrot insurance, GV and ED were the only two names to come up positively.
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Yes, Exotic Direct bought out Golden Valley about 6 Months ago
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Re: Insurance in the UK

Thanks for the clearing that up. Shame, though; I'm all for competition in the marketplace!
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Re: Insurance in the UK

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Thanks for the clearing that up. Shame, though; I'm all for competition in the marketplace!
Yes it is a bit worrying that there is only one company.
I suppose we should get a check-up for Casper before insuring so they can't claim that any illness might have been from before we insured. We are slightly worried about his poo being a very wet in the mornings and the fact that he sleeps quite a lot.
We are not sure if we are just suffering from "new parent syndrome".
How much can a sick bird cost? I see that there are two levels of cover, up to 2.5K and 5K.
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I have the 2.5K Cover... Exoticdirect are probably the best ones around!
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