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Old 01-26-2014, 11:02 AM
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Arrow How much does a congo cost per month?

I am thinking about my future and I heard they cost about $10 for food for about 2 months I would spend $10-30 every 3-5 months on toys. idk if thats right. i have 1-2 hours to spend and finally, how much does an average cage and the bird cost? i want cag owners to answer since they have experience







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Old 01-26-2014, 11:09 AM
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Re: How much does a congo cost per month?

You just asked for a price chart the other day. Have a look.

http://www.parrotforums.com/budgies-...e-parrots.html


I promise a Grey will cost a WHOLE lot more than $10 on food per month.

Spending only 1-2 hours per day with a CAG certainly isn't much.

And I'm sorry if members chime in who don't have a CAG, but this forum is for EVERYONE, and there are no limits on who can respond to questions that are asked.
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Old 01-26-2014, 12:25 PM
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Re: How much does a congo cost per month?

Our CAG has passed away, but I think you'll find you've way underestimated the cost of keeping a CAG. Baby CAGs here cost between 1200-1500. Cages can be had for around $350. Toys...well that varies from month to month. Some months our CAG would tear through toys, others he rarely touched them.

Along with toys and food you need to consider very bills. Under the very best circumstance your bird will need a yearly check up and that generally costs a couple hundred dollars.
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Old 01-26-2014, 02:08 PM
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Re: How much does a congo cost per month?

I recently bought over $30 of food for my little conure and I doubt it would last much more than 2 months. That food does not include the birdie bread I make or the fresh foods I feed daily. As for toys, I could easily spend $10-30 a month on shreddable toys. Growing your own food & making your own toys can cut costs but it also takes time. You can also do clips yourself but it's best to have someone with experience help you at first.
I'm sure everyone on here can relate to 'catching the bug' and has their own dream bird in mind. Just remember your budgie is a relatively cheap bird to buy & keep in comparison to it's larger cousins. Keep researching, saving & don't forget to spoil your little guy. 😉
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Re: How much does a congo cost per month?

i dont mean the price OF the parrot but i mean like food vets bills and that. I also know someone who got a amazon and it was like $10-20 for food same with toys and a vet bill like $40-60
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Re: How much does a congo cost per month?

If you already know, there's no sense I asking. I told you from personal experience. There's no avian vet that's going to examine the bird and run fecal and blood tests for 40-60. One toy for a bird the size of a grey runs between 15-20 and some are more. I just spent $50 and I have a Senegal who isn't nearly as destructive as our grey was. If you're only spending $10-20 to feed your grey I've got to wonder what you're feeding him and I mean "you're" I the global sense, not anyone specifically.
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Old 01-26-2014, 06:26 PM
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Re: How much does a congo cost per month?

If you buy fresh food along with treats and such you'd be spending more then $10-20 a month. BUT if you buy in bulk it sure can down down on price. I buy in bulk since I have a lot of birds but with just one you really want to retain the freshness of the food. $40-60 vet bill, wow....where's that person from?? Wish I could find a vet that cheap......

But down in reality if your that worried about costs maybe you need to rethink on having one at this point in your life. Maybe when your more well off then get one then?
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Re: How much does a congo cost per month?

woah I mustve been lied to then thx every1
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Re: How much does a congo cost per month?

I am making another post about amazons too
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Re: How much does a congo cost per month?

$40-60 for a vet visit where the vet does little more than glance at the bird is about right. Any vet that is not an avian vet would be happy to 'examine' your bird for you. You can also get an 8 pound bag of 'parrot food' for under $10 easily. There are many options as long as you're okay feeding 90% sunflower seeds, corn, & peanuts. An 8 pound bag should even last 3 months if you wait til the bowl is empty before you go to give the bird more food.
It can be done cheaply but no one here would advocate it. In fact many have been in the position of fixing the problems caused by people being cheap.
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