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Are thexe good prices for an African grey?

anthonybri

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Hi there!
I've been studying birds for a while now, thoroughly researching the subject and going over information repeatedly.
In the past few months, I've been researching African grey parrots, and I came across an alleged breeder online. For goldies, most people charge between $3000 and $4000+. But they're asking 900 for a girl who isn't even a year old.
Over the past week, we have spoken. and have had lengthy conversations with them. They sent me some images of one infant that they had inverted, but I was unable to find anything.
 

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This is 100% a scam. Do not send them money. You will not get a refund, you will not get a bird. I've removed the link you provided for the safety of others.
 

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Agree. When you are dealing with the more expensive parrots it is highly likely you will run into a scam. You will do best to ask for referrals from other AG parrot people.



Here is one of the best

 

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I would strongly encourage you to consider adopting. There are so many birds in need of good homes.
 

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Each year, there are several African Greys up for adoption at the parrot rescue near me. I hope you will consider going the adoption route. Even the photos you shared here are triggering my anti-virus software, so avoid them at all costs!
 

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Congo African grey babies are going for $5,000 on average in the USA. Older greys that are being rehomed from private owners seem to be advertised for nearly as much or just a little less.

Rescues tend to rehome adult greys for a lot less, but that varies a lot from rescue to rescue. I got my grey 15 years ago from a private owner for $800 when she was 6 years old. That's 15 years ago!

Parrots are never cheap -- not the purchase price, setup price or ongoing maintenance. If you're on a budget, pick a different species.
 
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