DesertRoseTaxidermy

Sustainable Sourcing | Sustainable Living

Saint Ignatius, Montana · 7224 Sales

DesertRoseTaxidermy

Sustainable Sourcing | Sustainable Living

Saint Ignatius, Montana 7224 Sales On Etsy since 2010

5 out of 5 stars
(3410)

Shop owner

Jen

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Announcement   02/09/18 Update: February 10th through the 28th, get 10% off your entire order when you purchase 10 or more items! Don't forget to check out the items on our website: desertrosetaxidermy.com/forsale

2018 Update: We're Back! Exciting things are happening here and the new business model is taking shape: Sustainable Sourcing, Sustainable Living.

The Desert Rose Taxidermy is transforming into a sustainable farm, and over the coming year products, services, and appearance will begin to reflect farm-raised, home-grown, wild-foraged, and hand-made items. Please be patient while we get back into the swing of things! More bones and skulls expected Summer 2018.

I look forward to seeing Etsy peeps old and new! Anticipate new listings now and again, and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Stay wild,
- Jen

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 9, 2018

02/09/18 Update: February 10th through the 28th, get 10% off your entire order when you purchase 10 or more items! Don't forget to check out the items on our website: desertrosetaxidermy.com/forsale

2018 Update: We're Back! Exciting things are happening here and the new business model is taking shape: Sustainable Sourcing, Sustainable Living.

The Desert Rose Taxidermy is transforming into a sustainable farm, and over the coming year products, services, and appearance will begin to reflect farm-raised, home-grown, wild-foraged, and hand-made items. Please be patient while we get back into the swing of things! More bones and skulls expected Summer 2018.

I look forward to seeing Etsy peeps old and new! Anticipate new listings now and again, and if you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask!

Stay wild,
- Jen

Jen

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Jen

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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(3410)
deedeelite714

deedeelite714 on Feb 16, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful feather! Just what I needed. I really appreciated the seller writing in big bold black marker "Do not bend!" On both sides of the shipping envelope, as my biggest worry was it getting bent during shipping.

Marci Miezio

Marci Miezio on Feb 15, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

Beautiful and exactly what I was looking for. I cant' wait to use this in my projects.

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About

Holistic, sustainable farming- from beginning to end!

I have been professionally cleaning bones and skulls for folks around the world for almost 10 years. I use a method of bone cleaning called 'maceration'. This utilizes a natural decomposition bacteria to gently clean bones. This method creates a flawless finished product and creates an organic, nutrient-rich by-product that I return to the soil. I do not bleach or boil any of my bones. My dried specimens are always dried using non-toxic, chemical-free methods.

Most of my specimens are acquired as a by-product of the hunting and trapping trades, where bones and various other parts are often discarded. I am breathing beauty and functionality back into this 'waste' and creating an opportunity for folks to utilize, study, and honor these natural pieces.

My life and business are aligned; sustainable sourcing and sustainable living. We are going off-grid and all-natural. In the coming year you can expect to see more farm-raised, home-made, and wild-foraged, along with the usual bones and skulls.

Stay tuned, and stay wild!

- Jen

Shop members

  • Jen

    Owner

    Having lived my life in the NW U.S., I've always had a passion for nature. I have been professionally cleaning museum-quality bones and skulls since 2008. Sustainability is the new foundation of my business and my life. Stay wild!

Shop policies

Last updated on January 16, 2018
Professional, museum-quality skull and bone cleaning ~
Holistic farming and sustainable living ~

www.DesertRoseTaxidermy.com

CONTACTING ME: Please contact me through Etsy if your inquiry is pertinent to an Etsy transaction or listing. Be sure to provide invoice or listing numbers with your message. I ask that you be patient while waiting for a reply, as I am often extremely busy and away from electronics most of the day :)

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 24 hours of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
ERRONEOUS ORDERS: I hand-pack all orders, and sometimes I do make mistakes. If you should ever have a problem with your order please don't hesitate to contact me so we can fix the situation.

DAMAGED ORDERS: Once in a rare while packages take a beating during transit. If your item shows up damaged, and you feel that it is due to poor packaging, please notify me so we can get things straightened out! Some damaged items can be returned and fully refunded (including return shipping) or sometimes exchanged.

LOST IN THE MAIL: Items lost in transit cannot be refunded or exchanged. While extremely rare, this is an unfortunate circumstance where neither you or I am at fault. This is a risk buyers must take into account when placing an order online. I provide tracking information on all orders. Please remember that once a parcel is shipped out, it's no longer in my control. Claims of lost packages should be reported to the USPS by the recipient.

RETURNS: If the item you ordered arrives accurate and undamaged, but you wish to return it, you may do so for a full refund. I will not refund shipping. Please be sure to read all listing descriptions, including condition and item size. If you have questions you are welcome to ask before you buy.

INTERNATIONAL ORDERS CANNOT BE RETURNED OR EXCHANGED.
Payment
ALTERNATIVE PAYMENT: Contact me if you need to arrange alternative payment. Concealed cash, personal/business checks, and money orders welcome. Orders left unpaid for without communication will be cancelled. CONCEALED CASH sent at your own risk! Checks received will have a 5 business day wait period for payment to clear. Any fees incurred by returned checks will be passed to the customer/client.

CUSTOMERS WITHOUT PAYPAL: Contact me if you cannot pay directly through Etsy or Paypal and would like to make a purchase with a credit or debit card. I can send a Paypal invoice to your email that can be paid directly with a card. You do not need a Paypal account to pay the invoice.
**Please note that Paypal does NOT release any card information to sellers! All I will see is your shipping information.

REFUNDS: Refunds given reasonably and circumstantially- Read policies in full, and contact me if you have any questions or concerns.

LEGALITIES: When it comes to laws and legalities, wildlife trade is serious business! Please check and make sure all of your wildlife purchases are in accordance with your local laws! It is assumed that when you order an item you can legally possess that item according to the laws of your state or country. If you order items you cannot legally possess, the Desert Rose Taxidermy will hold you (the buyer) responsible for any penalties and/or legal fees incurred by the company as a result of your illegal purchase/import. <--- hasn't happened yet, and I hope it never does :)
Shipping
ERRONEOUS ORDERS: I hand-pack all orders, and sometimes I do make mistakes. If you should ever have a problem with your order please don't hesitate to contact me so we can fix the situation.

PROCESSING TIME: Please note that most orders have a 1-3 business day processing time. If you need an item by a certain date, please take this processing time into consideration. I am very busy and am sometimes unable to process orders immediately.

SHIPPING METHOD: I ship all of my packages via either USPS First Class Mail or USPS Priority Mail, always with delivery confirmation. Domestic U.S. packages tend to arrive within 2-3 days, but can take up to 6 business days.

INSURANCE: If you would like to add insurance to your shipment, please let me know. On average, insurance is about $2 extra.
*Orders over $50 will automatically be insured.

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INTERNATIONAL ORDERS:
All wildlife exports, by law, must be sent to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for inspection before leaving the U.S. They charge $100 per package to inspect. I've factored this fee into the shipping charges. This is why shipping charges on wildlife specimens appear high.

HOW IT WORKS:
When you order, your first item's shipping charge is calculated as $100+cost of shipping. Additional items only add a small combined shipping rate. Your order is sent to a designated facility in Seattle, Washington for inspection. It is then shipped out of the country to you. You will likely receive your order in 2 - 4 weeks.

EXCEPTIONS:
- CITES appendices species have higher fees ($300 per order) and a wait time for shipment. These species include wolf, cougar, bear, otter, bobcat, lynx, and a few others.
- Domesticated species have NO regulation or inspection requirements and can be shipped directly to you without hassle. These species include horse, cow, pig, goat, domestic rabbit, domestic feline and canine, and many others. Please note that some countries may restrict the import of domesticated specimens, always check your local laws before ordering!
Additional policies and FAQs
REGARDING WOLF, COUGAR, BLACK BEAR, AND LYNX:
Etsy does not allow the sale of products or specimens derived from these species, HOWEVER it IS legal for my business to trade and export these species. These bans are NOT based on any federal laws or legal restrictions/protections. You can check here for current inventory on these species:
http://www.desertrosetaxidermy.com/forsale/

If you would like to place a custom order for one of these species, please message me on Etsy, or send an email to contact [!at] DesertRoseTaxidermy.com.
Some states/countries may restrict the import, purchase, or ownership of bear, wolf and cougar, so please check with your local Fish and Game and know your wildlife laws before placing an order.

OWL, HAWK, RAVEN, AND OTHER MIGRATORY BIRDS AND BIRDS OF PREY:
I get a lot of custom requests for items from birds of prey and other migratory species. Nearly all migratory birds are federally protected, and it is illegal to possess any part (bone, nest, or feather) of these animals. I cannot help you with your quest for these specimens!