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Old 01-17-2017, 01:48 PM
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Ok....everyone knows I do my darndest to insure I have two healthy and happy fids..
I went to my ALLPETS store for supplies,and a couple "presents" for BB's birthday Saturday ( see the picture of stuff I got for both of them)
Seed ( its not a staple for Amy just a fill in,she gets fresh things every day) a toy and a bag of dried fruits and nuts as treats. Also a small container of nutraberries.
BB got a couple new toys,some millet,a bag of tiel sized dry fruits and nuts ( treats) and a 2 pack of honey crunch sticks for Amy..
$108 and change! Luckily I have a savings card that brought it all down to $82...but holy cow!

And as for birds..they had a very sweet baby Jenday..for $650 and a baby Pineapple for $1200!
I told the bird girl they are suppose to point a GUN at you when they rob you!
'tiels in "iffy" condition were $229...and I got baby Beebs from a reputable breeder,health garuanteed for $150..sighhhh

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Some fab goodies there but maybe it might be worth having a look online wdyt?
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Old 01-17-2017, 03:34 PM
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Jim, sorry to crash the thread but.... Amy is READY... I actually used THAT picture! Im not sure IMs are working...
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Old 01-17-2017, 04:09 PM
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FYI, buy your dried fruit and nuts at Costco! Our local bird store buys it there and sells it in bulk!
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Old 01-17-2017, 06:42 PM
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Re: Prices!

Quote: Originally Posted by plumsmum2005 View Post
Some fab goodies there but maybe it might be worth having a look online wdyt?
Never thought of that! Next time for sure!


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Old 01-17-2017, 06:58 PM
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Re: Prices!

The prices for toys are outrageous on line and at Petco, etc. ANd they charge MORE if its a parrot toy then if its a dog toy ( true, saw it my self).

For the parrots them selves, unless the store is parrot heavy with experience ( we are lucky to have one locally to me) I wouldn;t get one.
Rather deal with a breeder or a parrot only shop. Remember when we was looking at the X-Mas give aways at ALLPETS and there was not one single bag of goodies that was parrot or bird related. Grrrr.
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I try to stock up on toys when I find a good sale online. Our Macaw figured out he likes wood toys now, we are lucky if they last a day.
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Old 01-17-2017, 07:28 PM
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Re: Prices!

We have long ago come to buying parts for the toys and added to the pieces that I get out of the end-cut 'finished grade' white /yellow pine box at the Big Box Store plus with the not loved toys box, we make the vast majority of toys for our big guy.
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We have long ago come to buying parts for the toys and added to the pieces that I get out of the end-cut 'finished grade' white /yellow pine box at the Big Box Store plus with the not loved toys box, we make the vast majority of toys for our big guy.
We need to start doing the same. For over a year he did not care for the wood toys and his plastic ones would last a long time. Now that he's discovered wood, it looks like a beaver has been in his cage with him. But he's worth every penny.
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Re: Prices!

Big Box hardware stores have bins or carts in the lumber section with sub-par chunks of wood. I needed some wood to fix a friend's fence, and today I bought a big pressure treated 2 by 4 for under a buck, about 70% off. Some of the small pieces are free. These stores cut wood to length for customers and sometimes the customer don't want the odd piece. You might have to ask to find where the bin is, and just keep an eye on it from time to time. I saw lots of pieces of pine molding, boards, assorted big pieces of wood, all dirt cheap. In fact, if you show the staff a picture of your bird and explain what you need, they will give you small pieces of wood for free. You can then use these scraps with leftover parts of older toys, like cables or clips, to make new ones. Or drill a hole near one end and hang the pieces from the top of the cage with a stainless link. Cheap!

As far as dried fruit and nuts ... I do have a Costco card. If I buy some bags of nuts and fruits, and repackage them at cost for the mail, would it serve a need? Kind of like a bird co-op? I don't want to get into a big headache or set up a business. But if it is hard for someone to afford food for their fids, I don't mind giving it a try. It can't be associated with Parrotforums, if anyone needs something like this PM me and if there is enough need maybe could work something out. Some of the dried fruit there is sweetened, like the dried mango and pineapple, but the apple slices I think are unsweetened. They have pistachios in and out of the shell, shelled pecans, walnuts and almonds, dates, and things change through the year.
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