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Re: Is This a Scam???

Posted by Marti on 10/19/07
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    Yes Genevieve this is a scam big time!!! Alot of the
    information they give about these hyacinths make no sense. A
    young, healthy, beautifully feathered pair of hyacinths
    would sell for about $4000 to $ 5000 dollars. Also they are
    not sexually mature until about the age of 6, they are still
    babies at 18 months old and don't lay eggs that young. This
    is definately a scam. please don't fall for it!!!

    On 8/12/07, Genevieve wrote:

    > This is the e-mail that I got...
    > Hello:
    > Lily and Fify are a pair of hyacinth macaws with a
    > wonderful personality
    > They are 18months old and were purchased from a local
    > breeder.They
    > are sweet, talkatives, love a warm shower,friendly to kids
    > and dogs,
    > and LOTS of love and attention!They have full beautiful
    > feathers,
    > their beaks and feathers are nicely groomed and their
    > nails are trimmed.
    > Their wings are clipped to make their tamer.They are well
    > mannered and
    > none stressed.They are not feather pickers.They were
    > raised from birth
    > away from their mother so they does not know how to
    > fly.The female is a fertile
    > egg laying female.They have been vet checked,DNA sexed and
    > proven.
    > We are away from home all day and would like to see them
    > go to a secure
    > and loving home.They will be adopted out for $550 which
    > included their cages,
    > their freestanding Tanzanian wood perch and all of their
    > medical records.
    > I would prefer to adopt them to a bird lover, not a bird
    > broker who know that
    > these are large birds and requires some space.Their cage
    > dimensions are
    > 3' X 3'1/2' X 2' and they sit on a wheeled platform about
    > 1 foot high.Its easy
    > to clean and good for a birds of their size.But the Lovely
    > birds will even love
    > to spend most of their time out of the cage if you will
    > let them.Lily and Fify
    > have been loved and cared for all their life,so we are
    > looking for a special
    > new home for them.How soon will you need them and are you
    > a bird lover?
    > Waiting to read from you soon.
    > James
    > He is in Montreal Canada and is willing to ship them to me
    > for 300 and will take the other 250 after they arive.
    > Is this a scam?
    > Thank you so much
    > Genevieve