Getting a new parrot

Dooley

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Hiya can anyone help I’ve seen a Indian ring neck on preloved ,for 180 pounds is that to cheap???also the person has offered to get the bird to me rather than me go to them ?
 

dianaT

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I quite agree only buy a bird you can go and see. Also you risk being sold an untame aviary bird.
Have you thought to look at the RSPCA they often have parrots needing a good home.
 

Dooley

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Yeah that’s what I thought as soon as they said they would deliver I thought naaa that’s not right ,I’ve been ringing rescue centres and rcpca thank you 😁
 

Dooley

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I just didn’t think of getting in touch with a rescue centre ,I just had preloved and gumtree in my head ,but I’m so glad now I can give a bird a home
 

dianaT

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Is it a rescue or RSPCA coming to home check you. If a rescue take care as some are better than others and some want overall constant control plus a yearly sub from you and often spur of the moment check ups (not all are like that) . RSPCA do not do that.
 

Dooley

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oh ok thanks at least I no I’ll keep that in mind ,thanks
 
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dianaT

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Never heard of them had a look at their website, not a registered charity but that doesn't mean much. Have you looked at their terms & conditions plus 'membership'. Due to forum rules I will have to delete their name as we have a policy of not naming parrot rescues.
 

Dooley

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Never heard of them had a look at their website, not a registered charity but that doesn't mean much. Have you looked at their terms & conditions plus 'membership'. Due to forum rules I will have to delete their name as we have a policy of not naming parrot rescues.
Oh sugar sorry I didn’t think to not mention them ,I’ve looked into them it seems ok ,yeah I’ve read there terms
 

CaptainHowdy

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The rspca had about 5 ringnecks when I looked earlier this week.

Be careful with rescues, as diana said make sure to really read the t&cs. Also be aware with some that you never own the bird, it remains the property of the rescue and they can come and take the bird back whenever they like. Some also stipulate that you must keep the bird clipped - please avoid any rescues with this rule! And also you can only use avian vets of their choice and some want you to get their permission before taking the bird to a vet even in what you would class as an emergency situation.

Not all are like that but some are so you really need to go in with your eyes open and don't let your heart rule your head.
 

Dooley

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The rspca had about 5 ringnecks when I looked earlier this week.

Be careful with rescues, as diana said make sure to really read the t&cs. Also be aware with some that you never own the bird, it remains the property of the rescue and they can come and take the bird back whenever they like. Some also stipulate that you must keep the bird clipped - please avoid any rescues with this rule! And also you can only use avian vets of their choice and some want you to get their permission before taking the bird to a vet even in what you would class as an emergency situation.

Not all are like that but some are so you really need to go in with your eyes open and don't let your heart rule your head.
Ok thanks so much for that advice 😁 I’ll be careful
 
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