can you cremate a bird

Saying your final farewell to your beloved feathered friend is as important to you as any other pet owner, and that’s why we offer the same service to all of our beloved pets.

Bird cremation and memorials are quite common, we’ve paid tributes to many feathered friends including parrots, budgies, cockatiels, cockatoos, canaries, lovebirds, chickens and more.

Any pet, irrespective of their species, holds their own special place in our hearts and all deserve the same caring tribute.

When we lose our beloved pet bird, it can be heart-breaking. We want to help make your final tribute to your feathered pet an easy process and have listed below the many ways you can commemorate your pet’s life and friendship.

Our Pet Remembrance Book

A wonderful way to publicly honor your feathered friend and leave a heartfelt message for everyone to see is through our online remembrance book. Add a note of your own to join the many other memories on our website.

PCS provides two options for your feathered friend’s cremation.

Your feathered friend will be cremated individually in a hygienic, private chamber when you choose an individual cremation. You can be sure that the ashes from the individual cremation will only contain the ashes of your cherished pet, either for you to receive or to plant in our memorial garden.

For many pet owners, a communal cremation is the preferred option. As there is no pet separation during this process, your pet will be cremated alongside a small number of other pets, and you will not receive any ashes from a communal cremation. Maybe a lot of people find a sense of community in participating in a communal cremation, being with other cherished pets on their last journey.

There is no right or wrong decision because both cremations are handled with the highest respect and care.

Occasionally, pet owners opt for memorial over cremation. Each pet owner must make their own unique decision in this regard.

Please browse the shop and services section of our website for more details about the various ways we can honor your feathered companion.

Information processing is frequently challenging during a period of grief. In your hour of need, PCS offers professional guidance regarding the cremation options available. Do not hesitate to get in touch with us to learn more about our pet cremation and memorial services.

The following are some commonly asked questions concerning memorials and cremations for feathered pets:

Q: What animals are classed as feathered friends?

A: Any feathered pets that aren’t cats, dogs, scaly or furry, such as parrots, budgies, cockatiels, cockatoos, canaries, lovebirds, and chickens

Q: How does bird cremation or memorial work?

A: The procedure for our memorial and cremation services for birds is the same as for cats or dogs. For additional details on each of the services we provide, please visit our services section.

Will there be any remains of small birds that I can keep?

A: Some tiny pets might not have left behind enough ash for you to gather. If you have any concerns, please get in touch with us and we’ll offer you professional guidance.

Please read through more of our FAQs if you were unable to locate the answers you needed.

What Options Are There For Bird Cremation?

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Several options for cremation are available for birds, based on your preferences and financial situation. These include:

  • In a communal cremation, your pet is cremated simultaneously with other pets. The ashes are either mixed with other pets’ remains or you are not allowed to keep them. This is the cheapest option.
  • Private cremation: You keep the ashes of your bird after it is cremated in private. This is the standard option at most animal crematoriums.
  • Observe cremation: This choice allows you to watch the cremation procedure. It is advisable to confirm with your animal crematorium as this option may not always be available.

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Pet Bereavement Support and Charities

We are aware of the emotional roller coaster that pet owners experience when their pet passes away. If you’d like to support pet charities, there are plenty of them as well as a number of useful websites offering guidance and support.

Help & Support:

Animal Charities:


Is it OK to cremate your pet?

While the decision is ultimately up to the pet owner, there are a few things to consider when making this decision. Cremation is the most popular option for pet owners. One of the main advantages of cremation is that it allows pet owners to keep the ashes of their beloved pets and have a physical reminder of them.

What animals can be cremated?

Dog cremation is the most common, along with cats and horses. However, you can cremate nearly any pet, including birds, rabbits, hamsters, and even exotic pets like monkeys.

How can I cremate my pet at home?

Place your deceased pet on top of the metal pan and place some wood and charcoal around it. Then proceed to put the burnable wood on top and around the animal. Cover the entire fire generously with stump remover and some charcoal lighter fluid. Stand back as far as possible and start the fire.

Can you cremate a chicken?

Bird cremation and memorials are quite common, we’ve paid tributes to many feathered friends including parrots, budgies, cockatiels, cockatoos, canaries, lovebirds, chickens and more.