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Message #1348. This is a followup to #1346.

Name:Skyfeather
Date:Wednesday February 25, 2004 6:50:26 am MST
Subject:Re: loud
Message:I think youre right. Thats it instead of buying a friend for my Nanners here Im going to invest in a plane ticket and fly to florida. I can probably get two more birds while Im down there since ya'lls prices are so low! Hmm how about another Nanday and a Quaker- never owned a quaker but they sure are cute little buggers.

But at this place in town there is this cute little blue colored bird for sale, its been there for months! I cant believe no one has purchased it since he/she is the most lovely colors Ive seen. I will go and find out what kind he/she is and ask any of you if youve ever owned one- maybe there is a common problem with that breed thats causing people not to want to buy the poor fella. He is about the size of a sun conure and hopefully someone will buy him because if they dont I will more than likely break down and do it myself lol

Sky


Lynda wrote:
> Here at a pet store expect to pay 150 max. Bird fairs much cheaper
> counting on how many babies were born. My sun conure my husband
> bought for under a hundred. The breeder had to many and knew we did
> not breed so he offered a five month old sun who was hand shy to my
> hubby. Of course he took it and she quickly got over her hand
> shyness. Looking at airline prices it might be cheaper to fly to
> Florida and buy a conure LOL
> Lynda
>
> Skyfeather wrote:
> > Selling for $60 bucks!!! That is cheap- the only nandays Ive seen here
> > in NY are selling for $400 at the lowest. I checked into it since I
> > was thinking about getting another Nanday for my guy to have a friend
> > since my other birds hate him. If they were selling at $60 here I can
> > picture very many going to bad homes. The sad thing is not many
> > stores/sellers care anymore they just want money so they dont warn
> > the prospective owners of frequent nanday problems.
> >
> > I got Nanners from a drug bust. The owner was arrested and sent to
> > prison and I got the animals that he had owned. This happens quite
> > often. I end up getting a court order to obtain the animals during
> > situations then depending the outcome of the animals prior owner I
> > usually end up keeping the animals. I had only one incident where the
> > previous owner managed to get out of prison two years earlier than he
> > was sentenced for and he tried to take back his dog. Thankfully the
> > judge was on my side and I got to keep Chuckles. The "owner" had been
> > sent off for 5 for physical abuse to his wife, children and animals
> > so there was no way I was letting him take old chuckles back.
> >
> > I wish there was a way where anyone who hadnt done at least a months
> > worth of research on any species of animal they wish to obtain were
> > unable to get the animal. I heard of a pet store who wouldnt sell to
> > people unless they came for a week of visits with the animal and took
> > care of it at the store etc (not all their animals but for the ones
> > like birds etc). By the end of the week they usually knew the animals
> > attitude and needs and wants etc. If someone spent a week with a
> > screaming Nanday then they would know whether or not it was the bird
> > for them...
> >
> >
> > Lynda wrote:
> > > I am sorry Morgan,
> > > I don't mean to criticize you. This is just a wide spread problem.
> > > The blame is the breeders and stores that sell the nandays and never
> > > warn people that they are considered loud and frequent screamers. I
> > > just get frustrated sometimes seeing so many Nanday need new home
> > > posts. They are really splendid birds if you can get around the
> > > noise. I know this might irk some breeders here but I think Nandays
> > > need to stop being bred and touted as  "inexpensive parrot". Because
> > > they are so cheap and breed easy alot of people breed them here in
> > > Florida and sell them at bird shows for as low as sixty bucks. Never
> > > once mentioning about nanday screams.
> > >
> > > Lynda
> > >
> > > Lynda wrote:
> > > > You know it does not have to be whistling. Try different things like
> > > > clucking, whispering, singing or humming. Just find something he can
> > > > respond to and imitate.
> > > >
> > > > Breaks my heart to see these posts regarding nandays with screaming
> > > > problems and needing to be rehomed. So many nandays out there needing
> > > > homes. Shoot here in Florida alot of people just let them go to be
> > > > hawk food or starve. Sometimes they find a flock or land on a caring
> > > > human, most die though.
> > > > Lynda
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > morgan wrote:
> > > > > thanks all,
> > > > > I appreciate the advice. And, unfortunately, I like my boyfriend so
> > > > > he has to stay. maybe a little more time and effort and I can get my
> > > > > stubborn little bird to whistle instead of screech. I am just trying
> > > > > to avoid what might be inevitable.

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