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Old 05-25-2012, 08:44 AM
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Re: Hazards of buying an unweaned baby!

Thank you, thank you, thank you! I see it all the time on Craigslist and especially on Ebay classifieds of folks selling unweaned birds. They say in their ads, that they will not sell to someone who doesn't know how to hand feed, but then they offer to give you a 5 minute lesson on hand feeding when you come to pick up you bird.

With this kind of monetary investment in a pet, why in the world would someone want to cheap out just to save a couple hundred dollars and take the chance of killing their new baby.
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:21 AM
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Re: Hazards of buying an unweaned baby!

I would like to ask that this be made a sticky please if possible?
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Old 05-25-2012, 09:56 AM
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Re: Hazards of buying an unweaned baby!

As someone who has seen the results of Crop Burn, as someone who was sold an unweaned baby before she knew better (with no tragic results, THANK GOODNESS!) and the bird didn't bond with me even though I did all the handfeedings... I couldn't agree more. Handfeeding your bird yourself does not mean your bird will bond with you. I was also duped into believing that that would be the case and was extremely disappointed when the bird bonded with my husband to the point where I couldn't handle her at all (this result was no good since he was/is in the Military). I'd never ever ever buy and unweaned baby again and strongly advise against it.

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Perhaps you could start some sort of campaign to try and make it Law there as well
In the US, that's a little more difficult. Most things are done State-by-State and animal related issues are one of the things that would be done on a State-by-State basis. Much like the Exotic Animals Bills that have been pushed around the southeastern states of late (aiming mostly at Reptiles, but punishing responsible owners and breeders, sadly). Some States won't find this issue to be worthy enough of a cause right now, considering all the other things going on that they would (and in most cases, rightly so) consider of a higher priority.
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Re: Hazards of buying an unweaned baby!

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I was told at the recent Phoenix Landing class I attended that the law regarding selling unweined babies is state specific. In some states it is against the law. The speaker gave an example of California where she is from. GC you may know the law better than I do for Md.
I was unaware that it was illegal to sell unweaned babies in California, I have seen people on craigslist trying to do just that.
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Re: Hazards of buying an unweaned baby!

I just can't imagine undertaking such a task/risk, and can't imagine why anyone else would want to either. Just sad. Thanks for the educational thread!
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Re: Hazards of buying an unweaned baby!

I just saw on craigslist today someone selling budgies that were only a couple days old!!!! So sad...
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:31 PM
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Re: Hazards of buying an unweaned baby!

I have posted similar posts in here, thanks to greycloud bringing this backup as I see post after post in here with newbies purchasing an unweaned baby. As I am highly against it since I was a breeder at one point as well. It's not easy to witness aspirations!!! It has happened to me in the past as well!!! It should be against the law everywhere selling unweaned!!!!
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Old 06-04-2012, 08:09 PM
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Re: Hazards of buying an unweaned baby!

BTW, I did some investigating and California is the only state the bans the selling of unweaned baby companion birds.
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Old 06-04-2012, 11:35 PM
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Re: Hazards of buying an unweaned baby!

Quote: Originally Posted by greycloud View Post
BTW, I did some investigating and California is the only state the bans the selling of unweaned baby companion birds.
Good to know. California also requires all Apendix I species to be banded. We won't be driving through California on our way to AZ because Sugar doesn't have a band and I still do not have the information requested from her previous owners
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