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Sun Conure or Cockatiel?

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It will depend on area and breeder but we do have them. I have just found some for $400 and also some for $1,200.
You would likely be better off though looking for a breeder who does not advertise online though as the people you will find on a lot of the sites that have birds for sale are unfortunately backyard breeders who do not always breed for health.
You should be able to find a breeder through word of mouth if you have a local bird club.
 

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Yep I had a look too, found some for $400 and $1200 and I think they’re breeding birds too... but not sure
 
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Yep I had a look too, found some for $400 and $1200 and I think they’re breeding birds too... but not sure
I think there seems to be a lot affecting the price...

Colour
Location
Age
Etc...
 

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No, you found some for 400, I found some for 1200 :lol: :p
Lol yes that is true but so was my original statement lol.... the ad directly under the $400 ones was an ad for $1200 ones


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Although I am a big tiel fan of course, the dust is a problem for your other birds, so best off avoiding those.

That being said, a sun conure can reach 120 decibels (some websites say that Nandays can reach 155). In comparison a macaw reaches 105. 120 is equivalent to a jet taking off and is louder than a rock concert! :eek:
 

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There's a pair of suns at the zoo I go to with my family. Once the suns were letting rip and it's astonishing how such a small bird can produce such a loud call! If you are thinking about a sun, it's essential to listen to their calls - preferably in person, or at least with the volume on your computer/phone turned all the way up. A lot get rehomed simply because they're very, very noisy - either their humans realise that they cannot live with it, or neighbours complain.
 

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Marwell :) they're near the wallabies and hornbills.
Just down the road. I go once a year at least.

I go to...

Marwell
Longleat
Monkey world
One zoo far away (new on each time)

About once a year. We go to MW about 6 times a year though, but that includes my meetings...

I can't say I have ever seen them before at marwell. I love the new tropical house!
 

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How much do suns usually cost? I’ve found a breeder whose selling them for $300aud and on whose selling them for $700aud?
 

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There's a pair of suns at the zoo I go to with my family. Once the suns were letting rip and it's astonishing how such a small bird can produce such a loud call! If you are thinking about a sun, it's essential to listen to their calls - preferably in person, or at least with the volume on your computer/phone turned all the way up. A lot get rehomed simply because they're very, very noisy - either their humans realise that they cannot live with it, or neighbours complain.
my neighbours don’t really mind the noise too much(i don’t think lol) my princess parrot screams a lot aswell when he/she is bored and my neighbour don’t seem to care
 
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Suns are a whole different type of screaming. They're loud, high pitched and can keep going and going and going. If you live in a flat or terraced house, you *will* get complaints.


Turn the volume all the way up.
 

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I’ll play it on full volume tomorrow morning! It’s already 9:23pm in Australia :lol:
 
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I’ll play it on full volume tomorrow morning! It’s already 9:23pm in Australia :lol:
Don't forget to attach it to the amplifier.

Just a thought... We are only thinking about the humans here, will the other birds in the house appreciate this conure?
 
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