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Parting with Vinny the Vinaceous Breasted Amazon Parrot

Because pets are prohibited in new rental, we are looking to sell Vinny and his cage. He is 7 years old and very tame. How do I go about putting a price tag on him?
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Re: Parting with Vinny the Vinaceous Breasted Amazon Parrot

Where you are located has much to do with the value one would place on a rarely seen Amazon in the Companion Parrot trade. Vinaceous also know as Vinaceous-Breasted Amazons are CITES Class I, which means that in many parts of this World, they cannot be easily moved between Countries without extensive documentation as they are classified as endangered.

It is very interesting that a Parrot you have had for 6+ years would not have you searching for a Rental that does not have such a requirement. In all honesty, many have found that the term 'Pets' does not always apply to birds. Have you completed a search for an apartment that does allow 'Pets'?

Vinaceous Amazons are on the mid-smaller side common with weights in the 365 to 385 gram range.

The size of the cage can add value or not depending of the cage's condition and age.

So, more information is needed.
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Re: Parting with Vinny the Vinaceous Breasted Amazon Parrot

Hi Denwood

Vianceous breasted Amazons are such beautiful birds, must be difficult for you to part with him. Also they are endangered, so perhaps a well maintained Zoo could be willing to purchase him and also could be a long term home.

Wishing you the best for you and your bird

Meanwhile you may like this website on Vivacious Amazon conservation.

Fly "back to the forest" with us!

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Re: Parting with Vinny the Vinaceous Breasted Amazon Parrot

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Because pets are prohibited in new rental, we are looking to sell Vinny and his cage. He is 7 years old and very tame. How do I go about putting a price tag on him?
We are located in central Florida and the cage is very sturdy and self standing (wheels).
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Old 05-15-2018, 04:23 AM
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Re: Parting with Vinny the Vinaceous Breasted Amazon Parrot

Have you considered contacting the breeder or place of purchase by any chance? (in case they are still around)


Just thinking in terms of them being rare, and if he could be a breeder bird, it might be a good idea to try getting him into a breeding program.



If he wouldn't make a good breeder, or you don't want him to be one, that's fine too. As for price... well, that's tough. A lot of people may be interested in having a rare and unique bird just to have it where-as others may only care about the bird itself, regardless of what that bird is. In other words, they don't care about any status symbol.
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Re: Parting with Vinny the Vinaceous Breasted Amazon Parrot

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I A lot of people may be interested in having a rare and unique bird just to have it where-as others may only care about the bird itself, regardless of what that bird is. In other words, they don't care about any status symbol.
That is sad but true! That is the reason why this species as also the Spix's Macaw, Blue throated Macaw, Philippine Cockatoo etc are in such a perilous state.

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Re: Parting with Vinny the Vinaceous Breasted Amazon Parrot

I'm a bit perplexed you would rather just abandon your pet than refuse the rental. You can simply find somewhere else to move to, if you really care then you would do whatever to keep your pet. Not sure about others but personally to make me part with any of my pets they would have to be pried from my cold, dead hands
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Re: Parting with Vinny the Vinaceous Breasted Amazon Parrot

I'm not aware that Florida has a State Law regarding Renting and Pets. Yes, some 'new' rental buildings may have a band of Pets, but not all rental buildings either new or existing. A wider search will solve this problem.

It would be unacceptable for us to accept separating from our Amazon and would not stop until a suitable place was found for all of us.

Very sorry you find yourself in this position.
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Re: Parting with Vinny the Vinaceous Breasted Amazon Parrot

I also agree you should take him with you, but if that just is not an option, I would avoid selling to anyone who has no experience with birds. If the price is too low, you'll get buyers that see a good price and will jump on it without knowing what they are getting into. I'm afraid your beloved pet will just be passed around for profit. If you ask just the right price, you'll be able to find someone that wants a companion, will give a good life to this bird and hopefully will no longer need to be rehomed ever again. Poor amazon, probably feeling abandoned eh?
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Re: Parting with Vinny the Vinaceous Breasted Amazon Parrot

I too am very perplexed that you would rehome such a rare and what you call "sweet" bird that you've had for over 6 years, simply because the apartment/house you are looking to rent doesn't allow pets. I would live in my car with my birds until I found an appropriate rental that allowed them to move in with me, rather than just sell them and take a rental that doesn't allow them. I hope you can understand why we are apprehensive about the reason you're just letting him go...

If there is another reason that you are rehoming him, it's best that you just admit it, especially if it's a behavioral, medical/health, etc. reason. If you just need the money then that's fine, but it's best to be honest so that the person who buys your bird knows what they are getting into, otherwise he's just going to be passed from home to home, owner to owner, for years and years. Sadly, this is what often becomes of rehomed parrots, especially if not everything is disclosed about them before they are rehomed...
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