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Tonifrax

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i can't mention them but other rescues cover Scotland, one cover the whole of the uk and Scotland.

maybe have another look ?
I had another look and ive seen a couple i like. If they cover the whole of the uk and the bird is not near me do you know if i would have to travel to see it or what exactly happens 🤔
 

Scott199

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I had another look and ive seen a couple i like. If they cover the whole of the uk and the bird is not near me do you know if i would have to travel to see it or what exactly happens 🤔
Hi I’m not exactly sure on distance they will let a bird travel, most have a Facebook group/community, join and maybe ask ?
The one I’m thinking of certainly has safe houses and birds in Scotland, just do your research and homework on any your looking at
 

Tonifrax

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Hi I’m not exactly sure on distance they will let a bird travel, most have a Facebook group/community, join and maybe ask ?
The one I’m thinking of certainly has safe houses and birds in Scotland, just do your research and homework on any your looking at
Think i know who youre talking about. Im speaking to them just now and they said they could meet halfway or tie in with homechecks. Again i wonder if my living in a flat will make me an unlikely contender. Its a shame as im going to be building an avairy at my parents house for the warmer mouths so i can let whatever bird i get spread its wings a bit more
 

Kendra

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I lived near Fort William for a very, very, long time and only found 1 rescue, pity Julie does not come on more often she would help I am sure. Is anyone in touch?
 

Tonifrax

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I have applied for one of the birds I saw that was in scotland but almost 3 hours away from me. The charity said they could sort something out if they choose me although living far away could make me less likely to be successful. Unlike the other charity they just ask if you are full time, part time or unemployed. There was boxes to add extra comment below so i just made sure they knew i was capable of committing to it.
 

Tonifrax

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yes I think Julie may of helped @Kendra I wonder if @dianaT has managed to keep in touch
Does Julie work for a rescue?
I managed to apply for an orange winged amazon with one of the charities that covers england and scotland but the bird is still 3 hours away from me and they said it can contribute to my application being unsuccessful. Ive not found anything closer to me which is a shame 😔
 

Scott199

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Does Julie work for a rescue?
I managed to apply for an orange winged amazon with one of the charities that covers england and scotland but the bird is still 3 hours away from me and they said it can contribute to my application being unsuccessful. Ive not found anything closer to me which is a shame 😔
The main thing with a rescue is patience, one will come up and be the right fit for you, most rescues have double/triple the birds you actually see, some waiting for assessment, some being made better and some just not logged for rehoming yet.
 

Tonifrax

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The main thing with a rescue is patience, one will come up and be the right fit for you, most rescues have double/triple the birds you actually see, some waiting for assessment, some being made better and some just not logged for rehoming yet.
Yeah im checking daily and have applied for one bird. I was speaking to someone selling hahns macaws which im interested in. He sells them for £900. Ive seen others for sale for almost half the price though although they dont seem very common. A lot of the rescues have heaps of birds that might fit what im looking for but they all seem to be in england
 

Scott199

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I was looking at Hahns for quite a while, £900 seems steep most babies I found were £600/£650 but if it’s a reputable breeder and well trusted/proven maybe the price is warranted.

it was around 4-6 months for us to get a rescue they felt would suit us and to be fair, the little lad they have us is almost perfect in most ways, he’s still a little nervous but everything is heading in the right direction, we joined 2/3 in July last year And got Bert in January, so was a long time but when you think they could be with you 20/30-40 years, it’s worth the wait and seeing him grow and gain confidence and come out of his shell is such a great feeling.

im really glad I waited for them to match a bird to us rather than me trying to guess what might fit.
 

Tonifrax

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I was looking at Hahns for quite a while, £900 seems steep most babies I found were £600/£650 but if it’s a reputable breeder and well trusted/proven maybe the price is warranted.

it was around 4-6 months for us to get a rescue they felt would suit us and to be fair, the little lad they have us is almost perfect in most ways, he’s still a little nervous but everything is heading in the right direction, we joined 2/3 in July last year And got Bert in January, so was a long time but when you think they could be with you 20/30-40 years, it’s worth the wait and seeing him grow and gain confidence and come out of his shell is such a great feeling.

im really glad I waited for them to match a bird to us rather than me trying to guess what might fit.
Yeah i thought it was quite steep as i saw a pair for £650. The breeder said he has a waiting list though. Id rather a rescue bird. Just a waiting game. Im just super excited!
 

Tonifrax

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I also think he is asking a lot for a hahns
I do know breeders of other animals such as dogs have raised their prices up a fair during lockdown, trying their luck. Demand for pets has risen as people have been bored at home and in need of company. Unfortunately so many animals will probably end up in shelters when this is over. Perhaps people selling parrots have also raised prices? There was that eclectus pair i saw for £750 and the guy wanted £750 for each bird but advertised them as £750 for the pair and he pushed having the birds delivered by courier and wanted £250 before id even seen the male which was the bird I was interested in. Ive heard of people doing the exact same with puppies and kittens, they ask for a large deposit and say the pet will be delivered by courier but they disappear with the money. Some awful people out there. So far ive applied for an orange winged amazon with one charity and i filled out the general adoption form for another charity as they didnt have anything on their page at the moment that was suitable. Hopefully i did an okay job at filling them out. Ive definitely done my research and am a bit of a parrot nerd 🤓🐦
 

Michael Reynolds

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The demand for dogs was owing to it gave an excuse to go out and exercise instead of staying in. Eclectus are not cheap birds and they can sell for 500 to 700 for a hand tamed bird, would I pay over the top, well I have done a few times to get the bird I want.
 

Tonifrax

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The demand for dogs was owing to it gave an excuse to go out and exercise instead of staying in. Eclectus are not cheap birds and they can sell for 500 to 700 for a hand tamed bird, would I pay over the top, well I have done a few times to get the bird I want.
Yeah ive also seen people charging a lot more than normal for kittens as well though so it does seem to have kind of spread to other animals as well. Yes i saw other eclectus babies near me for £650 which I thought was quite reasonable. £900 for a hahns does sound rather expensive. If i could afford to spend that i probably would 😂 I have not come across either bird for sale very often
 

JackAndRob

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There is one breeder that has recently put his Eclectus "package" price up to £1200 - bird, hatch cert, tested for Psittacosis, PBFD and Avian Polyoma, 5KG food, carrier, life time support. That seems steep to me, but the breeder has a very comprehensive website that has an awful lot of info covering all aspects of keeping Eclectus parrots, based on years of experience.

We paid low end for Eclectus Frankie. Talking about him strictly as a "thing", he was shabby, rough and in need of some restoration, plus his keeper at the time appeared to want nothing to do with him anymore. Fortunately, we could see his potential and he's turned into a lovely shiny "thing" now. As a living, breathing, sentient creature, he's wonderful - full of life, character and personality, and he fits into our family perfectly.

High maintenance? Well probably, but most birds that live in your home are, and we have the time to keep our birds healthy and happy. In terms of the "ongoing cost of maintenance" for four budgies, a Jardine and an Eclectus, I dread to think, but we're managing comfortably. Jardine and Eclectus have insurance cover, the budgies do not. None of the insurers do "multi-bird" policies yet (a gap in the market, too complicated or just not profitable?), like you can get for vehicles :D
 

Michael Reynolds

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How Poppy came to live with me

When I took on Poppy it was originally to look after her until Her lovely owner recovered from an operation as most of the members that had been on this site at the time know, She was with me for a period of time but liked me from the first day we met, but also Poppy wanted me as a partner but I tried to discourage that side of her thoughts. I knew she will be going back home one day.

Originally Poppy was put up for sale and rehoming on this site as the lay was not well and new she will not be able to look after her for a time. I then offered to buy her but with the provision that once the lady had recovered could buy poppy back, I also offered a home for Poppy with no monies exchanged and return Poppy when she was well enough for Poppys return.

on the day of picking Poppy up I paid a deposit and other monies was to be transferred later, well the lady then new she could trust my word and told me not to pay her any more as she may find difficulty getting the monies up. I kept my word and returned Poppy although I could not return poppy's big cage as my car was off the road and it would not fit in my friends car.

Poppy never settled down and also bit her old owner so I was offered Poppy back on the original agreement of buying her, I thought at first that it may of been because the lady could not afford to pay me back the monies I had paid, I told her she dose not have to pay me back as having had the pleasure of looking after Poppy was such a pleasure, but she assured me if I did not buy Poppy she will have to put her up for sale again.

I cannot say I was not missing Poppy but there was no way I would want her to be homed with any one else so I agreed to buying her, I was in a way saddened as that my intention was to provide a way of her owner to be able to keep her. in the same thoughts I did miss Poppy and loved to have her.

On arrival out side the ladies home I could hear Poppy continually crying, Yes with out Poppy knowing I was there her owner tried to give Poppy some attention and poppy would go for her, as soon as poppy saw me it was like a big change had happened. I went straight over to her and picked her up out the cage. she was then back to her loving self and even was happy with her owner.

She was not cheap but I have had so many good times together including having the pleasure of Poppy laying an egg in my hand. I do not think no amount of money paid will ever replace the experience in our bond as we are as close today as the first day we met. Many may think I just take on birds that are free and that is not the case, I always offer to return owners birds if they are in a position to have them back.
 

Karunk

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I was looking at Hahns for quite a while, £900 seems steep most babies I found were £600/£650 but if it’s a reputable breeder and well trusted/proven maybe the price is warranted.

it was around 4-6 months for us to get a rescue they felt would suit us and to be fair, the little lad they have us is almost perfect in most ways, he’s still a little nervous but everything is heading in the right direction, we joined 2/3 in July last year And got Bert in January, so was a long time but when you think they could be with you 20/30-40 years, it’s worth the wait and seeing him grow and gain confidence and come out of his shell is such a great feeling.

im really glad I waited for them to match a bird to us rather than me trying to guess what might fit.
@Scott199 did you manage to find a credible Hahns breeder in the UK?
 
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