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Ana's Parrots in PA?

WindGlider

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Would love to hear opinions and experiences regarding Ana's Parrots in Stroudsburg and Lily's Parrots in Hazelton.
 

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I am not familiar with either but took a glance at the one website- and was a bit sticker shocked at some of the prices. I am not sure what type of bird you are interested in but would suggest also considering adoption. There are so many birds out there in need of good homes.
 
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Thank you all for responding. Personally, I would never purchase a bird from a broker, which is what Ana's and Lily's (a sister location) are. If you check various forums, they all agree that they are over priced and the equivalent of a puppy mill. I have also seen complaints regarding shipping sick birds and not honoring their guarantee. I threw this question out there because I was interested in hearing your opinions. Very mixed bag of responses, much like responses on other forums. :meh:
 

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I heard that Ana’s is pretty good and will get a vet check prior to the sale if you requested it. Never heard of the other one.

Prices vary across the country.
If that is the case, then I would highly recommend you request one prior to shipping/purchasing. Just based on what I've read on other forums.
 

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Thank you all for responding. Personally, I would never purchase a bird from a broker, which is what Ana's and Lily's (a sister location) are. If you check various forums, they all agree that they are over priced and the equivalent of a puppy mill. I have also seen complaints regarding shipping sick birds and not honoring their guarantee. I threw this question out there because I was interested in hearing your opinions. Very mixed bag of responses, much like responses on other forums. :meh:
No, you didn't. You brought it up so you could bad-mouth them on this forum. Shame on you.
 

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Reading through the summaries on the different species on Ana's website, it was said that you need a permit to keep a Goffin as a pet. I didn't know that...can someone enlighten me on if that is true?
 

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The only parrot not legal to own in PA is a Quaker.
 

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The only parrot not legal to own in PA is a Quaker.
...right...but the website says you need a permit to own a G2...it doesn't say it's illegal to own one. I notice that it says it is a CITES regulation that says you have to have a permit. I know there are regulations on some more threatened species...LSCs are not to be sold outside the state they residing in at the moment, I believe.

On a side note....about 7 or 8 years ago...the PA legislature tried to outlaw ownership of Nanday Conures here in PA...one of our local legislators was co-sponsor of this bill...so I contacted him and asked (respectfully) why he did that...he replied (in a very rude manner) that, "The birds are pests...they take down power lines"...

Obviously, the legislation never went anywhere...
 

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Reading through the summaries on the different species on Ana's website, it was said that you need a permit to keep a Goffin as a pet. I didn't know that...can someone enlighten me on if that is true?
Goffins are a CITES Appendix I species so technically yes, however I believe they mostly apply to selling and importing/exporting. I

 

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I know someone that owns a G2 & didn't have to get a permit. She got it from a pet store/breeder.
 

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Goffins are a CITES Appendix I species so technically yes, however I believe they mostly apply to selling and importing/exporting. I

...thanks for the info... :)
 

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I once got a bird through her. I was very, very new to the whole “bird buying online” process and was sure she was going to scam me. I paid several thousand for the bird. But he came! I immediately took him to the vet though just because I was nervous and did not trust her word on vet checked (sorry, but skeptical) and all blood work came back good. From the day I got the bird (it was a Galah) he was the sweetest, most affectionate and playful guy. My sister owns him now and he still gets his check up every year. I don’t know if I’d ever do it again but she was legit!
 
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