Bird Buying Tips from Connie
Posted by Connie in Lancaster, PA on 11/21/04
It is up to YOU, if you are buying ANYONE'S birds to
DO YOUR HOMEWORK before purchasing anything!
Try to pick up the bird(s) personally if possible. Try to
see the set up that the person has. If you need to ship
(or even if you don't), ASK MANY QUESTIONS!!!! You can
tell alot about a person and how they care (or don't care)
for their birds by asking questions! What diet are they
on? Do they eat only seed? Do they eat pellets, fresh
veggies and fruits? If a breeder bird, when did they last
clutch? How many eggs did they lay? How many hatched?
How many survived? Did the parents feed the babies? Are
they banded? Do they have DNA certificates? If you are
buying a baby, how long has it been since it weaned? What
is it eating? What guarantee do they offer?
If you are dealing with a reputable breeder they will give
you answers to all of your questions.... Why? Because they
have nothing to hide! Don't be afraid to ask for
references. Someone they recently sold a bird to, someone
they previously sold to, their vet, do they belong to any
bird clubs, etc, etc.
Yes, you may come across "bad breeders" from time to
time... It is up to YOU to know what you are getting before
you send any money. Most important, DO YOUR HOMEWORK!!!!
Connie = )