I'm a breeder that just experienced the worst. MY baby
of 27 years [a Mealy Amazon] died a few of weeks ago and
I don't have to elaborate on that. I'm sure you understand
I've been doing a lot of research and I'd like to find
a Meyer's Parrot, out of the nest for my personal pet, or
would consider a weaned baby, or even an older bird
depending on the circumstance.
I have had 25 years of hand feeding expierence. He or she
will not be for breeding purpose, but to fill an empty cage
and space in my heart.
I'm in the N.E. PA. and near the lower Upstate NY area. If
you know of any breeders in my area, could you put me in
touch with them?
I thought I had one, but the breeder already had them sold.
When we first contacted her she told us that she had the
two babies, but they were promised to someone else who has
a pet shop in another state, and that was fine with me and
I just asked her to put me on her list for the next clutch.
The friend of mine who is the one who knows her and put me
in contact with her told her that I wasn't looking to
resell the baby and that it was going to be my personal pet
until the day he or she died. [Also explaining I just lost
my Amazon that I had for 27 years]
But she said it wouldn't be right to promise them to
someone else and then change her mind, and I agree 100%.
As far as I was concerned the matter was settled and I was
looking forward to the next clutch if I did not find
something else in the meantime. At no time did I believe
that one of those babies were going to be mine once she
told me they were promised to someone else.
That was last week.. This week she contacted my friend and
told her that she decided to keep the one back for me, but
that I would have to pay the weaned out price which is
double. I told her that I'd be willing to wait until he/she
is weaned out and I'd pay that price then.
She doesn't hand feed and most of her sales are out of the
nest [at least that is what I've been told] so she she
isn't going to hand feed this baby. The woman who was
originally going to buy him is in another state. So once
it is weaned out, I'd be traveling to another state to pick
him up. That wouldn't necesarrily be a problem except that
I'm usually on a hand feeding schedule here at home that
gives me a small window of time that I can be away.
The bottom line was that I was given one price for out-of-
the-nest and now the price has doubled.
So, I'm still looking.