Frequently Asked Questions

 

What are your shipping policies?

We ship on Tuesdays and Fridays for all items except for made to order items in which case the processing time will be stated in the listing description. We ship exclusively using USPS. You have the option to choose between:

  • First Class Package, the shipping estimate is 2-5 days
  • Priority Mail, the shipping estimate is 1-3 days
  • Priority Mail Express, the shipping estimate is 1-2 days

These are the estimates provided by USPS and do not include our order processing times. If you need an item rushed please contact us!

Are you available for commissions or custom orders?

We are not currently accepting new commissions other than limited local pet memorials.

Do you offer Pet Memorials?

If you are located in WA State, especially Eastern Washington or Spokane please feel free to reach out to us regarding pet memorials. Unfortunately we can not accept any out of state pet memorial commissions at this time. 

Do you offer International shipping?

Yes! We offer International shipping on domesticated animals like goats, cats, rabbits, chicken and dogs. We also can ship our candles worldwide. Unfortunately we can not ship wildlife products out of the United States. We can arrange international shipping for you if you contact us!

 

How can I contact you?

You can use this link to send us a message https://freyjasforest.com/community/contact

This link can also be found on the homepage of our website or through our menu!

If you wish to email us directly our email is: freyjas.forest@gmail.com

You can also message us through our instagram: @freyjas.forest

 Do you have a license to do this work?

We are currently licensed as both a Taxidermist and Fur Dealer in the state of Washington. All of our animals are legally and responsibly obtained. 

Where do you source the animals from?

They all come from different places. Many die from illness or injury in farms, zoos, nature preserves or forests, some are from other taxidermists, and many are hunted. They are NOT hunted for the purpose of taxidermy or for our purposes specifically. Most of the materials we work with would otherwise be thrown away or wasted. It is important to us that no part of any animal is wasted and so we preserve them. They are hunted in a system which was created to protect species. Many people we source from hunt in areas where animals are overpopulating and starving to death because the local ecosystem doesn't have enough resources to support the high populations, or a part of the population becomes infected with life threatening illness so the sick ones are hunted in order to keep the rest of the population healthy. The others are hunted in healthy environments which serves to maintain these environments as healthy. Hunting is well regulated and effective in ensuring a healthy wildlife population. 100% of the money hunters pay in licenses, tags and stamps goes directly to the department of fish and wildlife. This is almost 200 million dollars annually which is used to maintain and protect the ecosystems that we hold so dear. On the fish and wildlife website they state that this money is the primary source of funding for the majority of wildlife conservation. We urge you to do your own research as well! We make it a priority to NEVER buy from poachers or people who are disrespectful to the environment or animals. Sustainability is something we are extremely passionate about. We do not claim to be "ethically sourced" because we respect the fact that everybody has their own set of ethics and don't want to assume everybody shares ours. We believe that a straight forward explanation on sourcing is far more honest.

How do I care for a taxidermy mount?

To care for your mount you need to apply a taxidermy care spray every six months to keep insects away. We will spray it prior to shipping so the next time you should spray it is six months after you receive it and then every six months after that. For an additional $5 you can purchase the cedar oil spray we use in a 30ml amber spray bottle! We also recommend you dust your mount to prevent dirt buildup!