Hi there,
I live in Michigan... I met with a breeder last week and decided on a blue-crowned conure for a new addition to my little flock. I'm really excited. However, the price these guys quoted me seems really high compared to most of the other prices I've found online... nearly double, actually. Can anyone tell me what I should typically expect to pay for a hand-fed, very well socialized young blue-crown? Thanks much.
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Hi there, I live in Michigan... I met with a breeder last week and decided on a blue-crowned conure for ... anyone tell me what I should typically expect to pay for a hand-fed, very well socialized young blue-crown? Thanks much.

The bird will live around 40 years. If it is well tamed and socialized you should have that many years of joy with it. The price divided by that much time should seem quite small. If you buy a bird from someone you don't know and can't see before hand you may well end up with a great deal of trouble. Be very careful of buying from the net.

"Everything in excess! To enjoy the flavor of life, take big bites. Moderation is for monks."
(Lazarus Long)
Hi there, I live in Michigan... I met with a breeder last week and decided on a blue-crowned conure for ... anyone tell me what I should typically expect to pay for a hand-fed, very well socialized young blue-crown? Thanks much.

If you're paying more than $300 anywhere in the U.S. you're being overcharged. And that's a retail price at a pet store breeders should be charging substantially less than $300.

Rick
The bird will live around 40 years. If it is well tamed and socialized you should have that many years ... hand you may well end up with a great deal of trouble. Be very careful of buying from the net.

I'm not buying from the net, actually. I drove out to meet the breeder and spent several hours over there talking, asking questions, and socializing with quite a few different birds. They seem very cool people and the birds are very well-raised and taken care of. Considering all that, it's likely worth the price - it just seemed odd to me that that price was near double everywhere else I looked. Emotion: smile
If you're paying more than $300 anywhere in the U.S. you're being overcharged. And that's a retail price at a pet store breeders should be charging substantially less than $300. Rick

Truth be told, I'm supposed to be paying $550. Their price for a sun conure is pretty standard, though ($375) and although I've put down a deposit on the blue-crown that's non-refundable, I'm not locked into that particular bird. I've got an appointment with them on Friday this week - I'll bring up the price among the other questions I have for them. Thanks for the info.
If you're paying more than $300 anywhere in the U.S. ... breeders should be charging substantially less than $300. Rick

Truth be told, I'm supposed to be paying $550. Their price for a sun conure is pretty standard, though ($375) ... this week - I'll bring up the price among the other questions I have for them. Thanks for the info.

That's about the price I paid for a blue crown in Alaska a number of years ago. Why, may I ask, do you want a blue crown conure and what other birds do you have? A word of warning - my experience is that the bcc is one noisy bird. Mine is a clever little guy and pretty darn smart, but his voice is shrill, loud and the noise is constant. The only time there is quite in my house is when he sleeps. After 7 years my nerves are frayed, my family hates it and they rarely visit my house because of it. I'd definitely not do another conure of any type.
Karen
Hi there, I live in Michigan... I met with a breeder last week and decided on a blue-crowned conure for ... anyone tell me what I should typically expect to pay 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
my family hates it and they rarely visit my house because of it.

That's the best reasons to own a bird I've ever heard.

My BCC is the cuddliest of my birds. Loud? Yes, but not as bad as the redhead amazon.
my family hates it and they rarely visit my house because of it.

That's the best reasons to own a bird I've ever heard.

Good point. I never considered that. :-)
Karen
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