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This breeder is pretty local, about 45 minutes away. I've ... than I've seen ANYWHERE else, including other private breeders. Dilemma.

Ok but you said you were seeing other BCC's at lower prices on the net. That's what made me worry ... someone you never met. Now you say "wait for a show", which means buying from someone you do not know.

Or it could simply mean meeting another breeder in the area that could potentially have the right bird.
Do you have any idea what goes into hand rearing a baby bird the right way? The people who do this, and do it right, are not "cleaning up", they work for nothing but the love.

Bullshit.
There is a BIG difference between a well tamed, socialized bird, and a semi wild or poorly raised one. BCC's ... Vet care? It is sounding like the best thing you could do is just stick with the birds you have.

Preach preach preach. You have become very good at vomiting up all the information that has been spewed out in this group over the years.
I have a BCC I bought when he was about 4 years old and was semi wild.He was one hell ... found one for about $800.00 if I was willing to wait, but he was a great bird, raised by great

and you were being too impulsive and couldn't wait to replace the one that had died
people, and he will out live me. If you think the initial cost of buying a bird is too much, stick with the birds you have, the cost of buying thebird is nothing compared to what they cost thru the years.

you've turned into a bigger woman than wheeler.

James
Hi there, I live in Michigan... I met with a ... for a hand-fed, very well socialized young blue-crown? Thanks much.

Don't know about the Conures, but if you pay for the socialization as well as hand-feeding. Just a thought

Just an unfinished thought

James
You've turned into an AS (Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Regards
I'm learning about this stuff as I go. I've never bred birds before, so I obviously don't know how much dedication and time it really takes, but from what exposure I've had I've a bit of an idea of the care, love, AND time these people invest. My post may have come across as a complaint, but it really wasn't intended that way. I certainly don't think these people are trying to "clean up" or pull one over on me.Furthermore, this thing about there being other breeders I can visit and why am I here asking... I really think you're misunderstanding the entire point of this post, Alex. I'm making what I consider to be a major purchase and I'm not doing so without doing my homework. If someone wants to charge me a higher price for this purchase than anyone else I've come in contact with, I really want to get an idea why they're doing so. The reason I'm here asking, if it wasn't pretty apparent, is that I LIKE these people and would be happy to buy from them, but I wanted to get a better idea of the typical going price for this type of bird and possibly share in others' experiences.

Like I said, I'm learning as I go. I'd have appreciated the wisdom you're trying to impart in the last paragraph a bit more if you didn't assume I was approaching this from a "tightass" perspective.
Mick, hey Mick is that your floppy ass, bite me and please fake your death again, life was ever so peaceful when you were laid to rest.

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I'm learning about this stuff as I go. I've never bred birds before, so I obviously don't know how much ... impart in the last paragraph a bit more if you didn't assume I was approaching this from a "tightass" perspective.[/nq]Ok, it's good you are trying to learn before you buy another bird. Just want to make sure you understand the initial outlay is a very small part of having a pet like you are considering, since it should be with you for most if not the rest of your life. If there are other people you know, can visit, and trust, that offer a better price, go for it. I just worry about people making statements about "price on the net" about a pet bird. Whoever you decide to buy from you need a heath guarantee.

Any reputable dealer / breeder will give you in writing, time to take the new bird to a vet of your choice, and at your expense get the bird tested. Since you already have other birds, this is VERY important. You have not lived till you have had to try to force medicine down a birds throat twice a day for 10 days. You never want to have to do it again, and if you take on a sick bird, and don't find out right away you may be doing this with all your birds, so be careful.
LOL, Bob, you are in the business of dealing with people who have "issues" of the head, so you should know he is screaming for the attention he feels he did not get from Mommy or whatever, so you feeding him will just make him scream louder since he is getting what he wants, more "please please, please, pay attention to me!!"
Really, is that what is going on. When I am on line I am not what I am when I am not on line so I don't deal with issues of the mentally ill here. Lower tolorance levels. :>(
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Only as compared to Marco

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