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Old 11-08-2019, 11:01 AM
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Re: How much would you pay for a rehome bird?

Quote: Originally Posted by wrench13 View Post
Lifes big decisions:

1) Get married or not
2) Have children or not
3) Buy a home or not
4) Bring a parrot into your life or not

Debatable about which is the more important.
Having done #1 (2.5 times) and #2 - I'll say that Bumble still lives with me soooooo . . .
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:07 PM
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Re: How much would you pay for a rehome bird?

Quote: Originally Posted by wrench13 View Post
Lifes big decisions:

1) Get married or not
2) Have children or not
3) Buy a home or not
4) Bring a parrot into your life or not

Debatable about which is the more important.
Have done all 4 now, #2 arriving at the end of the year Will be interesting to see who is messier, louder and needs more of my undivided attention- the husband, bird or baby

To the OP- $3000 sounds excessive for a 9 year old rehome. Mind you we got our rehome/rescue amazon 11 years ago and he, uh, needed “some work”, but at the time he was 10 years old and only cost us $350. I know ekkies cost a bit more in the US than amazons and I’m sure prices have gone up a bit and a well trained bird would fetch a higher price than a bird who behaves like a feral demon, but still... $3K for a 9 year old bird?! I wonder if the high price reflects the prior owners concern that the bird goes to a home that can financially afford a large parrot/is serious about giving the bird a good life. I’d see if maybe you could arrange to speak with the owner and see if they’d come down on the price based on you being a good fit for the bird.
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Old 11-08-2019, 01:16 PM
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Re: How much would you pay for a rehome bird?

Quote: Originally Posted by wrench13 View Post
Lifes big decisions:

1) Get married or not
2) Have children or not
3) Buy a home or not
4) Bring a parrot into your life or not

Debatable about which is the more important.
So simply put! And each is/can be so intertwined with one another. But 4) probably will end up having more long term ramifications than any other! Kids of course, also have a huge impact, but they leave. Birds are forever!
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Re: How much would you pay for a rehome bird?

yup--birds are a bigger commitment than marriage or kids because they don't grow up it's always on you if it doesn't work out...plus, they tend to impact your relationships with other humans due to their social/emotional/health needs (and restrictions)
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