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Baby African Grey - Sold

Discussion in 'For Sale and Bargain Links' started by Graham, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Stephen Bambrough

    Stephen Bambrough Regular Member Registered

    What price is he
  2. Stephen Bambrough

    Stephen Bambrough Regular Member Registered

    What price is he
  3. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    I live in Kent but graham is in leicestershire
  4. Stephen Bambrough

    Stephen Bambrough Regular Member Registered

    How old will he be when u sell him
  5. DizzyBlue

    DizzyBlue Administrator Staff Member Admin

    @Stephen Bambrough the answer to that has to be as soon as the bird is fully weaned and flighted.
    IE that depends on the chick some are quick and some take a little longer :)
    Far better to have a happy and balanced confident bird and not rush things than one that is struggling and could become ill or malnourished if not properly weaned due to impatience. The larger the bird the longer it takes to be fully weaned. African grey it should be after 12 weeks up to 15 weeks old tops.
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  6. Michael Reynolds

    Michael Reynolds Regular Member

    No good breeder will give a date when the bird will be ready (only an approximate date as Tasha has said each bird can take different times). I will point out so you do understand this chick only has one eye. now parrots are very good at overcoming disabilities so I know if I had not so many flock members already I would of been interested in buying the chick once fully weaned myself. I have had blind and one eyed birds before and I have found that birds with a disability are just as nice and in some cases better with gaining trust, as you will know having a disability means you have to find other ways to get around your problem, bird are just the same and in most cases you will never realise that it has a problem. Being house bound your self I think that you will be a perfect friend for each other.
  7. Stephen Bambrough

    Stephen Bambrough Regular Member Registered

    Yeh my thoughts to what are your thoughts on bird harness?
    How can I get in touch to discuss price
  8. Stephen Bambrough

    Stephen Bambrough Regular Member Registered

    Will I need to get a carry case which one would u recommend
  9. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

    Stephen you can sen d a private message to Graham go to your in box and start conversation.

    I’m rather concerned to hear you talk about a harness.... if this little one has only one eye, he will find things a challenge, and it will take a lot of time and patience for him to gain confidence in his new home with a new owner. He may or may not be able to judge distance and objects that well, and flying maybe a challenge, I don’t know for certain.
    I think it would be too stressful to put a bird with such a disability in a harness.
    I would recommend you look at a travel cage, or perhaps one of the rucksac type carriers, I am waiting for Pak-o-Bird to come back into stock at Garden Feathers. Northern Parrots do their own type, but know people who have not been impressed by the quality or security of those ones.

    @Roz @DizzyBlue @Stinkie thoughts on harness for a bird with only one eye ??????
  10. Stinkie

    Stinkie Moderator Staff Member Moderator

    My personal opinion is that it shouldn't matter. Out in a harness he will spend 99% of the time attached to the owner and only taking off when spooked... and not getting very far. I also don't think it should make much of an impact to only have one eye, he's already used to it and the only way he will learn to engage with the world is through that one eye. Marley has mentioned a few times having some one eyed cockatiels, I wonder how they get on?
  11. TomsMum

    TomsMum Administrator Staff Member Admin

  12. Graham

    Graham Regular Member

    The bird isn’t advertised yet as I am waiting for the cites papers and when the bird is fully weaned I will then advertise it with a price
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  13. Roz

    Roz Regular Member

    I too would agree with Stinkie ie. that having one eye and getting used to a harness would be fine. The bird knows no different and will be very close to its person.

    Yes, you will need a carrier or travel cage to go collect the bird, and also for trips to the vet. One of my birds also uses his carrier as a night cage, ie. he sleeps in it in another room which is a good idea if you think the bird is going to be disturbed by humans until late.