It only took a matter of days and I am totally surprised that I got the email on SUNDAY, but the lab says that my Jak is a little girl.
Pet DNA Services AZ
You can request a kit from them to submit for testing. Depending on what you want to do, there were three to choose from. I picked 2 and ultimately settled for the blood test. You can also submit egg shells from a hatchling or send in feathers that they recommend plucking from the back or the chest by about a half dozen.
Rather than to pluck my little moca I did the blood draw from slightly cutting into the quick of the nail and massaging a drop or two of blood out and then putting a styptic powder with the numbing agent benzocaine on the nail. Her toe was sore for approximately 2 days.
If you can’t do this yourself, I get it. I was totally unhappy about making her unhappy but the pricing for this fluctuates greatly depending on how you want to do it.
I paid $20 for DIY method.
Cage World in Mesa was charging $30 and by the looks of that picture, that’s the same local company that I used myself! $10 service fee isn’t bad though.
The vet: $65 for a blood test. I would have taken this route to have them just tell me if they immediately could see anything wrong with my bird, but it’s not an appointment and it wasn’t in my budget at this time.