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Old 01-09-2019, 10:45 PM
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Devastated... Warning for all rehoming loved parrots

My heart is going a million times an hour at the moment. I thought I had found a lovely home for Charlie the caique. I just found out the guy is a flipper and is now selling Charlie at a higher price.



I am so devastated. I have spoken to the guy and asked if things were not going well with Charlie and if not I would buy him back with all his things.



He said he was at work and would think about it, which who knows if that will be a yes or no.



If I manage to get charlie back, I will take him straight to a rescue because that's the only place I trust to look after him.


I hope this never happens to anyone else...

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Old 01-09-2019, 11:31 PM
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Re: Devastated... Warning for all rehoming loved parrots

Oh no. This is awful. Im so sorry. I hope he lets you buy him back.


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Old 01-09-2019, 11:58 PM
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Re: Devastated... Warning for all rehoming loved parrots

Very sorry to hear of this. Perhaps you can deal with him on a human level? If not nice enough to accept what he paid you, perhaps a compromise between that and what he expects to receive? Sort of like paying a ransom.
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Re: Devastated... Warning for all rehoming loved parrots

Oh how awful, poor Charlie, poor you, I hope you can get him back!
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Re: Devastated... Warning for all rehoming loved parrots

I'm sorry to read this! I was so mad I was going to offer my home, with visitation and take back rights. Then saw you were in Australia, dang. Flipping is so horrible.
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Re: Devastated... Warning for all rehoming loved parrots

Update:
The guy is just playing games with me now. He keeps boosting the price and it is just too much to consider now. It’s sad but after talking with my partner I think I just need to let him sell Charlie. At least Charlie won’t have to always stay with this awful guy and has a fighting chance to find another home. I will pray for the best.

It’s sad having to see that people really live like this, trying to make ends meet. I do understand that some people struggle, but taking advantage of others in the process is just wrong. Karma is really going to get the guy.

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Re: Devastated... Warning for all rehoming loved parrots

Thank you for all the kind words. I will keep you all updated.
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Re: Devastated... Warning for all rehoming loved parrots

Would it be possible to have a friend pretend to be interested and to buy Charlie back for you?
I would totally do it, but I don't have a US number anymore.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:22 AM
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Re: Devastated... Warning for all rehoming loved parrots

Quote: Originally Posted by charmedbyekkie View Post
Would it be possible to have a friend pretend to be interested and to buy Charlie back for you?
I would totally do it, but I don't have a US number anymore.
That is a great idea! A quick and interested seller might prevent the price from going higher.
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Re: Devastated... Warning for all rehoming loved parrots

It is like that terrible event a few months back with someone deperate to resque a bird and the horrible 'serial-owner'/'parrothoarder' refusing to be reasonable.


Running into a flipper is everyones nightmare- I am so sorry I happened to you.
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