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Old 04-12-2007, 05:32 PM
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Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this ...

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Ok, let's see how on top of things you all are ... I found this listing on Craigs list and it jumpped out at me almost instantly.

The listing is as follows:

" I am sad to have to place my buddy up for adoption but for health reasons. I've been tested for allergies because I have major sinus infections about every other month and it causes my asthma to kick in. Long story short, I need to re-home my pets.

I have a Blue Crown Conure and he is a very sweet bird. He's about 8 months old. He's (sex unknown) very animated, easily handled, will go to just about everyone and isn't too loud. He's not a constant screamer only making typical birdie squawks and talking (a chatter box). Very playful and his antics are hilarious. He's in perfect health and has not been exposed to other birds other than my own. He did recenlty break his tail feathers from playing, so they are still growning back.

I am including his cage (24x24 YML with playtop & stand), toys, carrier and food for an adoption fee of $300.00 FRIM, (total for all new is about $800.00) I want to find him the best home possible, serious inquiries only please. PLEASE be sure to include your phone number, AND a description of your experience with birds as well as any birds you may have.

I am not adopting him out to the first person that comes along, I am looking to find the best possible match for him."

What's going on in this posting that makes me think this is a scam?

C'mon you guys are all smart!

~ Tex

(P.S. Christy, you can't answer this as we have already talked about this!)
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Old 04-12-2007, 05:59 PM
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Re: Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this ...

The person says that they have more than one bird, so why are they only selling/giving away one bird?.. If the person had real allergies to birds wouldn't they be allergic to all there birds rather than just the one?

Thats the only thing i can find wrong...
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:18 PM
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Re: Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this ...

possibly scam although you can get baby blue crowns from a great breeder around here for 175.
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Old 04-12-2007, 06:48 PM
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Re: Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this ...

Quote: Originally Posted by meghanxx4 View Post
If the person had real allergies to birds wouldn't they be allergic to all there birds rather than just the one ...
Meghan, you are really close with this, you are not right, but you are really close! Keep going guys!
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:23 PM
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Re: Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this ...

Is it the fact that he has a problem every other month? If you have a bird in your house all the time and are allergic, wouldn't you have a problem all the time? We all know how dander gets EVERYWHERE ALL THE TIME Look at me, I have a huge anatomy final tomorrow and I'm trying to solve this, lol.
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:32 PM
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Re: Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this ...

Let me give you a guys a hint ... what is one of the advantages of birds as pets (these benefits do not apply to either African Greys or Cockatoos) ... figure out this hint, and you figure out what tipped me off!
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:49 PM
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Re: Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this ...

Tex, you're killing me here. If it has to do with conures, I have no clue...you're the expert in that department...does it have to do with him being a "chatterbox" at only 8 months? I think a lot of conures are known for their screaming, and this guy says his doesn't. And as a side note, I have had Iggy since he was a baby and he plays as hard as any bird and has never broken any tail feathers. I hope someone figures this out tonight, so I can keep studying horse heads, haha.
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:52 PM
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Re: Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this ...

Oh, you guys are killing me ... NO, birds are non-allergenic, with the exception of Greys and Cockatoos who produce feather powder which, in rare intances, can cause allergic reactions.

This person probably has a screamer and can't handle it ... ... this is why birds get rehomed ... *sigh*
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Old 04-12-2007, 07:55 PM
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Re: Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this ...

Au contraire, mon ami, I worked with a veterinarian who would cough up blood every time I brought Iggy into work with me...I don't think that was faking it. Who knows, it might be something else about the bird that can cause allergic reactions, like its droppings (that's what the vet was allergic to). Not saying this guy might not want to get rid of his bird for other reasons, but he could be telling the truth...
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Old 04-12-2007, 08:00 PM
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Re: Can anyone tell me what's wrong with this ...

CRAP! I assumed that he was allergic to the feathers ... I completely forgot about the fact that he could be allergic to the poops! ... oops!

*I stand corrected ... actually, I am sitting, but I stand corrected*
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