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Old 07-07-2012, 07:24 PM
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Ok, so I am considering buying a hand fed timneh from a breeder. I have checked references and did some research and the breeder seems very reputable. I'm not fond of having to have the baby shipped to me, but there are no local breeders in my area that i can find. Has anyone had good or bad experiences with having a bird shipped to them? Also, I was hoping some timneh owners here can share with me their honest experiences with their timneh grey. Are they as complicated and high strung as I hear from books and online resources. I have spent two months researching them and gathering as much info as I can, but some firsthand knowledge would be helpful. The baby will not be weaned until October so I have a few more months to do even more learning. So I would appreciate any info or experiences from timneh owners. Thanks!!!
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:53 PM
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Re: need honest advice

Parrotmamma should be able to help with that. She has had one shipped and has a great timneh. Maybe she will answer soon.
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:57 PM
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My CAG was shipped to me from a rescue. She did great on her long trip! She was flown from CA to PA.
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Re: need honest advice

I had Abby shipped to me from Houston to Fort Worth, only a hours flight, but with the loading and unloading it was 2 hours.
She did fine.
Have the breeder send you a picture of the crate they use for shipping and what food's and do they put water in.
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Re: need honest advice

I know there are quite a few Members on the Forum that have had their Babies shipped and all has gone well!
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Old 07-15-2012, 06:30 PM
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I had quizzy shipped to me from Brisbane to Sydney to Moree , about 4 hours and she was fine , no problems at all.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:34 PM
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Re: need honest advice

I had Tate shipped to me from Texas to Indiana and like others have stated he was perfectly fine. Also, my amazon will be shipped from NY next Monday and I'm not worried about the flight. We are using delta and I'm confident with that airline from my previous experience.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:06 AM
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Cosmo was shipped from Maryland to Texas and he did great , a lot better than me...lol
He had a connecting flight with a 2 hour layover and the plane ended up being delayed as well so he was probably in his crate for 9 or 10 hours that day by the time they got him unloaded off the airplane and then it was almost an hour drive home . when we got home I opened the crate and he came out instantly and the first thing he said was peek a boo ...lol
I had a tracking number so I could see when he had boarded ,took off, landed , lay over and everything. so that made me feel better being able to track him all day : )
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Old 07-16-2012, 11:52 AM
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Re: need honest advice

Thanks everyone! You have definitely put my mind at ease about having one shipped to me. I kept picturing opening the crate and being attacked by a crazy bird. lol...yea my imagination may be a little too active.
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Old 07-16-2012, 12:09 PM
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Re: need honest advice

5 of my parrots were shipped to me without any problems. Continental has temperature controlled cargo so they can fly all year and you don't have to worry about your bird being too hot/cold. Delta will not ship if the temperature is over 85 degrees F anywhere along the itinerary and will cancel a flight up to 2 hours before departure (happened to me and it is rather stressful). I try to fly Continental.
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