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Old 11-08-2017, 09:54 AM
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Re: Help! Looking to get an African Grey

If money is an issue then the only option is rescue rehome, otherwise with all due respect don't even bother getting a Grey. Or any parrot for that matter. If money is a concern to just acquire the bird than chances are money will be an issue for maintaining proper accomocations, necessary healthy environment and diet and enough toys and entertainment to keep the parrot active and happy.

Don't take this as condescending or mean, but a big reason a lot of parrots need rescued/rehomed in the first place is b/c the owners didn't anticipate and prepare for the financial responsibility of owning a parrot. Before the end of the first day my CAG was home I had $2200 invested in her.
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Re: Help! Looking to get an African Grey

I know a reputable breeder, but he charges $2200 for babies. I believe he has one female baby left. He's the head bird keeper for the San Diego zoo and he's into free flight training for his macaws. Please let me know if it's okay to list his info here. Otherwise, please p.m. me for his information.

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Re: Help! Looking to get an African Grey

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If you are getting scams it's probably because you aren't looking in a realistic price range. What is your budget? Have you looked at local rescues?


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I am looking to spend up to $2000 for a grey Congo baby. I am also interested in a re-home/rescue. The issue is that I have a limited mobility outside of my home and cannot visit places multiple times.
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Re: Help! Looking to get an African Grey

I am looking to spend up to $2000 for a grey Congo baby. I am also interested in a re-home/rescue. The issue is that I have a limited mobility outside of my home and cannot visit places multiple times.
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Re: Help! Looking to get an African Grey

Quote: Originally Posted by DRB View Post
If money is an issue then the only option is rescue rehome, otherwise with all due respect don't even bother getting a Grey. Or any parrot for that matter. If money is a concern to just acquire the bird than chances are money will be an issue for maintaining proper accomocations, necessary healthy environment and diet and enough toys and entertainment to keep the parrot active and happy.

Don't take this as condescending or mean, but a big reason a lot of parrots need rescued/rehomed in the first place is b/c the owners didn't anticipate and prepare for the financial responsibility of owning a parrot. Before the end of the first day my CAG was home I had $2200 invested in her.
I agree with you. I was looking to spend around $2000 for a baby, money is not really an issue, but I do not want to get ripped off. I guess I'm just not sure what a proper amount would be to pay for a baby. I am willing to do a rescue or re-home as well. I work at home and can spend plenty of time with a parrot. I just want to give a bird a happy home!
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Re: Help! Looking to get an African Grey

Well, for $2k you can get a young adult parrot with many decades of life yet, plus a cage, food, and toys, and still have plenty of money left over for vet bills and other parrot expenses. Personally, I'd go with that, especially if you can take your time and be choosy, and get one that is already meeting your specific expectations for a parrot. (Do you want a bird that likes to be petted? Talks? Whistles? Does tricks? Is relatively quiet? etc.) That being said, I suppose one can probably get a baby for $2k shopping around, though; my local bird shop sells grey babies for $2200 which is pretty close.
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