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Mid Ohio Alternative Animal and Bird Sale

March 22 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm

The Mid Ohio Alternative Animal and Bird Sale is held 3 times a year. Animals range anywhere from domestic to exotic with over 200 different species being offered for sale. The auction is governed by USDA officials and all animals and birds must meet requirements in compliance with the Ohio Wildlife Laws and the Dept of Animal Industry of Ohio. All out of state animals must have an entry permit and Health Certificates. This information can be obtained from your local veterinarian or the Dept of Animal Industry in Ohio 614-728-6220.

2024 Spring Alternative Flyer

NOTICE:  All animals in cages must meet USDA standards at the minimum.  Any cage not meeting these requirements will not be unloaded or checked in.

All animals being sold in this sale are for Agricultural Purposes unless noted in Sale Ring. 

Wednesday, March 20 – 12:00 Noon till 8 PM – Unloading for Peafowl, Pheasants and Exotic Waterfowl – birds selling Thursday Only.

Animals for Friday and Saturday Sale can begin unloading Thursday – March 21st   @ 7:00 AM. 


March 22- FridayMain Ring:  8:00 AM – Chinchillas, Ferrets, Doves.

10:00 AM – Warm room, pet shop animals, exotics & unrestricted primates, bottle babies, etc.       Note:  some of these animals require USDA licenses to sell and some will be required to buy.

Ring 4 (Dean Beachy Arena):  9:00 AM  – All house birds

Ring 4:  3:00 PM –Mice, rats, hamsters, degus, reptiles.

Main Ring:  5:00 PM – Porcupines, Capybaras, Fox etc. (will sell after warm room)

Main Ring:  6:00 PM– Kangaroos followed by Swans.  Selling in 3-4 rings all day.

All animals below being sold for Agricultural Purposes

Ring 3A:  8:00 AM – Remaining Peafowl, waterfowl and Pheasants in separate ring

Ring 3:  9:00 AM – Domestic caged animals (pigeons, chickens, ducks, etc.)

Ring 2:  9:30 AM –Sheep & Goats followed by Russian Hogs

10:00 AM – New cages, misc. items on outside (Must be animal related)

Admission:  $5.00 per day

NOTE:  All sale times will vary due to amount of cages, some will sell earlier.  Please be aware:  

Notice:  USDA now regulates birds. Below is the website stating what birds they are regulating.


Notice:  We no longer accept Guinea Pigs and all species of Rabbits.  We are sorry, but due to USDA restrictions, we cannot meet their requirements at this sale. 

 Mid Ohio Alternative Animal Cage Requirements:

  1. All Cages must have live animals stickers or signs on side and top.
  2. All Cages must have a solid bottom, escape hatch & handles to lift cages
  3. All cages must have food and water inside each cage.
  4. All cages must have enough space for the animals to move around according to the industry standards for such animal.
  5. All cages must have sufficient bedding and according to the species inside the cage.
  6. All cages requiring USDA License must have buffers on sides (pvc pipe works well)
  7. Basically, all cages must meet or be above USDA requirements to enter the sale.

Our website has a full list of requirements.  Please, if you are bringing animals in cages to the sale, follow these guidelines to make unloading easier and smoother.

2024 Cage Requirements for Animals

Early Consignments:

Jazzy is a double yellow head Amazon DNA sexed a female, loves to sing and talk.
Baby girl is a severe macaw female, loves to ride on your shoulder.

– Two Toed Sloth (1 male 3 yr) (1 female 3 yr)

  • Egyptian Fruit Bats (1 yr 1 male, 4 female)
  • African Cape Fox (1 male 1 female 3 yr)
  • Fenec Fox (1 female 8 weeks)
  • Greater Grison (1 male 1 female 2 yr)
  • Red Rump Agouti (1 male 1 female 1 yr)
  • 6.1 Kangaroo
  • 90 Swans
  • 1,000 Sheep & Goats
  • 1.3 Alaskan Dahl

10th Annual Taxidermy, Knives & Gun Sale  Auction in Mt Hope Event Center March 20-22.   For more information contact Steve Chupp @ 330-465-4725.



Auctioneers: David Miller, Jr Miller, Joseph Miller, Nelson Weaver, Atlee Raber, Arlen Yoder, Atlee Shetler, Aden Yoder, Myron Miller, Orus Mast, Daniel Schrock, Owen Yoder and Allen Mast. For a flyer to this auction call the Auction office @330-674-6188 or see below to download flyer if available.


March 22
8:00 am - 8:00 pm
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