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Old 08-01-2019, 09:39 AM
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Re: Hyacinth Macaw

Hyacinth macaws are rare, legitimate breeders very far and few between and if your looking at a bird who costs less than a decent car, it’s a scam. In the US, you would be paying 10-25K for a hyacinth macaw, depending if it was a rehome or baby. Other parts of the world they cost comparable prices or even more (such as in Australia, Asia and the Middle East). In the US, waitlists for hyacinth macaw chicks can be several YEARS out and they are far and few between in shelters or being rehomed because typically when you shell out 20 grand on a bird, you’re really really into birds.

What exactly is it about hyacinth macaws you like over the many other species of macaws that would be much easier to obtain, cost less and be just as good of companions?
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Old 08-01-2019, 10:29 AM
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Re: Hyacinth Macaw

The English grammar does not sound right.
No store location.
Birds don't get shots unless it's to treat something wrong with them.
Never heard of a 1 year guarantee with a bird.
they mention babies and eggs. I clicked on that link and it did not sound to me as though they actually sold eggs or babies. I think the babies are listed to get deposits for when they are ready to sell.
5K for a black palm crested cockatoo is just not in the ballpark of the expected price.
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Old 08-01-2019, 01:38 PM
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Re: Hyacinth Macaw

I find that unless we are talking rescue birds, it is better yo steer clear of deals on parrots, as they are usually either scams or breeders who are clueless (which can cost you in the long run with vet bills!). I am no expert in the area, but I assume this goes triply so for rare birds. I have always been a big fan of the crazies known as Greater Vasas, but if you see them anywhere for a low number price-wise, you can be sure they are a scam! I assume Hyacinths are the same. I can see how it can be hard to tell what is real and what is no deal, though! It is the same way with so many things these days thanks to the Net!
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Re: Hyacinth Macaw

I am located in Massachusetts and am looking to get another female macaw, what drew me to the hyacinth one was simply color and style of the bird but realizing that I got fooled for what was there going rate. Realistically I am probably going to look for a blue and gold macaw in my area now.
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