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Old 10-02-2013, 12:07 PM
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How much do you spend?

On average, how much do you think you spend on your birds per month? this includes, toys, accessories, and food? I'm about to purchase 3 full spectrum lights for my guys and was looking on my amazon account. I'm shocked at how much I spoil these guys.

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Old 10-02-2013, 12:18 PM
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Re: How much do you spend?

Definitely between $100-$200 per month for all four fids. Cha Ching!
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:32 PM
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Re: How much do you spend?

$50 to 100 easy, more when I am not paying attention!
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:34 PM
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Re: How much do you spend?

I don't spend too much, maybe about $30 worth of toys per month. I feed her Harrisons and Roudybush, but those go pretty slow as I supplement with fresh foods twice a day which have a very low cost. Food I would say.. $10/month?

It was her first initial cost that was the biggest - cage, vet visit, perches, toys, etc.

Vet visit costs - unlimited. (okay..maybe a million bucks is pushing it..)
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Old 10-02-2013, 12:36 PM
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Re: How much do you spend?

you guys are doing good! My amazon wish list is at about a million.5! Cover, heated perches, avian heat panels, lights. I feel like I'm putting a child through college!
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:05 PM
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Re: How much do you spend?

I buy Rosie a Kenji each a fun new toy once a month, that's usually $30-$40. Harrison's pellets cost around $70 since I have to buy two types, but they last a couple months. Lafeaber avi cakes and nutriberrie treats cost $20. I save some money on food by using veggies already at the house thanks to my parents, giving them some dinner food if it's appropriate for a them, and use chop mix.

I spend like $140 when I'm low on food a d supplies, and as low as $40 on months when I don't need to buy a lot.
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Re: How much do you spend?

If I include all the FRESH food I buy for them at the farmer's market, I'd say about $200 a month.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:08 PM
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Re: How much do you spend?

Umm. We don't have majorly destructive birds, so we generally rotate toys out and top up every 2/3 months at about £30 each time. We get free newspapers for lining, food is £20 a month ish. (2 bags of Harrissons, we keep one spare and bag of budgie food). Vet appointments are £40 per bird every 3 months. Budgie's go a lot less due to not needing claw clippings...

So it really varies month to month. Is it toy and harrissons and vet bill month? Or is it free cage lining and 'nothing to buy' month.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:48 PM
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Re: How much do you spend?

Probably about 30.00
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Re: How much do you spend?

For pellets, treats, toys and fresh food
I would say about 100.00 this does not include capital purchases like cages/play stands
or capital expenditures like vets
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