Post: Petstore Rescue for a Goffin
Posted by Aly on 9/02/06
I was wondering what you all would consider a "fair"
price for a 5 yr. old terrified Goffin at a local not so
nice petstore. He/she wants to be in his cage the entire
time and runs to it if taken out. He doesn't bite but
needs a ton of work. We want a Goffin baby in the spring
and we are parrot knowledgable. We just stopped in and I
believe in god and faith etc. I just think it is very
ironic that I happen to come along and see him there all of
a sudden. I know petstores aren't good to support but I
just really want to get this guy out of there. His owner
moved out of state and gave him to the store or sold him to
them to sell. I see he has the potential and he is really
scared about being there. Their parrot cages are in a
terrible spot and he is nervous with all the random people
walking by and touching his cage. We stood their for
several minutes and he seemed to get curious of us being
ANY help would be GREATLY appreciated!! Were going back
with cash next week to try and get him to sell him for a
cheaper price. His cage is a cockatiel sized cage probably
about 18 x 16 and sooooo small for him. He(the shops
assistant) said he wanted 750 for the mollucan (I nearly
fell over and nicely argued it was a goffin)(he is the only
cockatoo there). The owner wanted 750 for him/her and an
additional 100 for the cage with him. Don't want the cage
obviously. I find that to be alittle ridiclous. He then
offered no lower than 600 for the bird which is still crazy
for a bird that needs work. It's not that I don't want to
spend the money I just don't want to get taken on it. I
think it is fate that I came along and met him/her now.
We've been looking for the "perfect" type for quite some
time and decided on a goffin next year when the breeding
season returns. We are fully prepared to start
rehabilitation and obviously not knowing how much he indeed
will need I'm not willing to pay that much for him. I just
pray he doesn't pull at my heart b/c then I'll be paying
that price to get him out of there.
THANKS and any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. My
plan is to there with a counter offer in cash and hope he
realzies it is best for the bird, any longer in those
conditions he'll start plucking and getting stressed. Not
to mention, no one handles or attempts to give him any type
of interaction to stay entertained.
Not to mention the fact if we do get him I'm calling the
vet and making an appointment immediately. I'm sure he has
defeciences for not having the proper diet.
Again we are prepared and know a lot about cockatoos and
their screaming etc. The attention they need etc. I know,
and don't need to be lectured. Just let me know what a
fair price is in his condition. I'm not thrilled with
supporting this petstore on selling birds but this Goffin
doesn't deserve this life til some sucker comes along the
road months later and doesn't realize what they are getting
Posts on this thread, including this one
Petstore Rescue for a Goffin, 9/02/06, by Aly.
Re: Petstore Rescue for a Goffin, 9/02/06, by Toby's Mom .
Re: Petstore Rescue for a Goffin, 9/09/06, by Whoops.
Re: Petstore Rescue for a Goffin, 10/04/06, by YOU Rude People.
Re: Petstore Rescue for a Goffin, 10/05/06, by Fran.
Re: Petstore Rescue for a Goffin, 11/05/06, by Brian.
Re: Petstore Rescue for a Goffin/Brian, 11/05/06, by Kel.