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Old 05-04-2014, 10:50 AM
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Today was the day I would have bought home my baby Ringneck.

I went to the breeder's house and I simply can't believe what I found. The house was really unclean and reeked, they had LOADS of birds in tiny cages (most of them had beak problems and/or plucked), were fed an awful diet of just seed, the birds were older and were NOT tame, they had at least 4 big dogs making a lot of noise and the people there were unfriendly and lied to me about the birds, they were constantly trying to get me to buy birds while I was there.

The pictures they sent me were from another breeder, and the Blue Throated Conure was actually a Painted Conure.


I'm going to wait and see if I can find any good Ringneck breeders, but I don't think I will find any. I don't think I will ever find any Blue Throated Conures either because they are so rare.

I really can't believe it. I've been disappointed by breeders so many times. I thought I was FINALLY getting two tame young birds from a good nearby breeder, but I was wrong. I won't be buying from this "breeder" EVER.
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:54 AM
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Re: Devastated...

Oh Emily, I am SO so sorry. I know how you were looking forward to this.

Please don't give up your search. You WILL find someone. My fingers are crossed.

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Old 05-04-2014, 10:59 AM
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Re: Devastated...

I'm sorry you were disappointed on what should have been such a happy day. Please don't give up. You will find the birds you are looking for or they will find you.
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:05 PM
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Re: Devastated...

So Sorry!!

That has to be the most sad story of any bird lover.

I know its hard to find "local" breeders sometimes, can you have birds shipped in the UK ?

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Old 05-04-2014, 12:18 PM
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Re: Devastated...

I am so sorry! How terribly disappointing for you, and I feel so sorry for those poor birds. Do not give up on your dream - I have faith that the perfect bird will find you.
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Oh, those poor birds! Sorry it didn't work out for you!
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Old 05-04-2014, 12:47 PM
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Re: Devastated...

Hi, Emily. What an awful letdown! Sorry you had to go through that. I know there are some unscrupulous breeders out there, but that situation was just ridiculously bold-faced! Pictures of babies from ANOTHER breeder?!? Seriously?!? What, did they think you'd just figure your new baby went through some crazy growth spurt?!? Smh. Shameful.

But don't lose heart. Like others have said, you will find a bird that's right for you. It will just take a little longer is all.
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:24 PM
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Re: Devastated...

Emily, I'm sorry that happened! Like Stephen said, I cannot believe pics from another breeder! Do they think people won't find out?!

That's really awful. Disgusting how people are, and dishonest on top of it!

I hope this isn't too ignorant a question, but is it possible to get birds shipped from mainland Europe? It seems the Netherlands has more species available than just about anywhere.
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:55 PM
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Re: Devastated...

Quote: Originally Posted by RavensGryf View Post
Emily, I'm sorry that happened! Like Stephen said, I cannot believe pics from another breeder! Do they think people won't find out?!

That's really awful. Disgusting how people are, and dishonest on top of it!

I hope this isn't too ignorant a question, but is it possible to get birds shipped from mainland Europe? It seems the Netherlands has more species available than just about anywhere.
I agree. I just wish I had known they were lying from the start.

I don't know if its possible to get a bird shipped. I don't know if I would risk it either. I didn't buy from this breeder because I knew I was risking my bird's health, if I was getting a bird shipped from somewhere I would be worried about getting a sick bird. I will do some research though.
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Old 05-04-2014, 03:58 PM
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Re: Devastated...

Wow, that's awful! I'm so sorry things didn't work out. I wish I knew of a good IRN breeder to recommend. I feel so bad for the birds in that house. It doesn't sound like a healthy environment at all.
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