Posted By Alicia

(I had to break this up into two posts, please read Part 1 if you haven't already.)

Here are the new options for placing custom orders in the future!

There will be a Custom Order Request Form on my website that will be open at all times, for your requests to be placed. It has proven impossible to accurately control the number of custom orders through the form - so instead, there will be no limit. It will be turned "on", and open at all times (unless I am ill or away). However, when you place a request through the form, it will NOT guarantee that your request will be accepted and filled that month - instead, each month's requests will go into a monthly pool, from which I will randomly draw a certain amount requests on the first day of each month. If you've followed me for a while, you will recall that I did something similar before several years ago. This time however, you will be able to place your request again, once each month, until it is drawn.

So, let's say you want a custom order, here is the procedure: You would go to the Custom Order Request Form (which will be located on this page: ) and fill it out. Within 24 hours, you would receive a personal email from me to let you know that your request was received and added to the month's "lottery". Then, on the first day of the following month, if your request was drawn, you would receive an email from me to let you know and discuss the details. If your request was not drawn, you would not receive an email from me on the first of the month, and you could enter again for the following month.

The "odds" of your order being picked would depend on the number of requests received each month, and the number that I would fill, which may vary from month to month. (Due to some health issues which occasionally flare up, I can be slowed up in my ability to work at times. Therefor, some months I may only draw a few orders, and other months I may work overtime.)

I have been approached by some of you offering to pay more, if I would work in your order. I have generally chosen not to do that in the past, but this continues to be requested, so I have come up with a new option for those of you who do not mind paying more in order to have a custom order accepted immediately. There will be a separate order form added to my website in the coming months, called the "VIP" (Very Important Parrot) Custom Order Form. Placing a VIP order gets your custom order automatically accepted, and worked in line immediately with the most minimal wait possible. (Wait time will depend on the item/number of birds.) Pricing will be double the normal custom order prices. More information on VIP Orders will be presented in the months to come.


Due to the excess orders that came through on Feb. 1st, I cannot accept ANY additional orders until all of those are filled. My first priority is to complete each of those before I will put the new ordering system into effect. I had planned to spend several weeks working on website updates - however, I will be putting that on hold so that I can more quickly fill these orders. I cannot determine exactly how long it will take to complete all of the orders, since many factors come into play, so at this point it is impossible to set a date yet when I will put the new order forms up. It may be April 1st (no foolin'!) at best, or more likely May 1st. By next month, I will be able to give you the date, so stay tuned!

I appreciate your patience and understanding as I do my best to manage the high demand for my custom work in the most efficient way that I can. The overwhelming amount of interest in my custom artwork continues to humble and astound to me. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

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