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Where should I purchase a GCC from?

Birdman696

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So, after months of research I’ve decided to get a green cheek conure. I know I’m capable of caring. For one as I usually have nothing to do during the day, so I can easily devote 4-6 hours to the bird daily, my biggest dilemma is where to purchase the bird. I have contacted a breeder who sells seemingly healthy babies, which come with a DNA certificate and a leg band and all that (conflicted on the leg bad as I’ve heard they can harm the bird), but I’ve also Been in contact with someone who is selling their 15 week old Conure who they bought from a breeder, they are selling it because they didn’t realise how much time they needed to devote to the bird. So basically what I’m asking is are birds who’ve been rehomed harder to bond with? Would it be better to just purchase one from the breeder?
 

ParrotNuts

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I'd go for the older one because most people would go for the breeder due to less age and so those birds will most likely get a home but that can't be said surely for the older conure. Just my opinion :)
 

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15 weeks isn’t even old! Not even 4 months! I personally would take the rehome baby unless I had reason to be concerned, like if the seller seems sketchy. And I’d get baby to the vet asap for a first checkup, especially if it was around other birds while in its temporary home. Best of luck!
 

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I agree with the others, I would give the 15 week rehome a chance if you're interested in it. I definitely support adopting or getting rehomed birds when possible!
 

Lady Jane

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People do not normally sell a baby bird they just bought. Something is not right with this. I respectfuly suggest you do your homework and look around for adopting a bird that needs a home and buy a bird anywhere.
 

Birdman696

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People do not normally sell a baby bird they just bought. Something is not right with this. I respectfuly suggest you do your homework and look around for adopting a bird that needs a home and buy a bird anywhere.
They said they’ve had the bird for 3 weeks, and are selling it because they didn’t realise how much time they needed to properly train the bird. In the pictures the bird does seem healthy, should I send them here?
 

Lady Jane

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They said they’ve had the bird for 3 weeks, and are selling it because they didn’t realise how much time they needed to properly train the bird. In the pictures the bird does seem healthy, should I send them here?
Are you open to adoption of a GCC? Plus are you prepared to handle a GCC baby that must be tamed to you and your home?
 

Birdman696

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Are you open to adoption of a GCC? Plus are you prepared to handle a GCC baby that must be tamed to you and your home?
I’ve tried looking for places to adopt birds near me, but couldn’t find any. And yes, I am as prepared as I can be for a baby GCC.
 

Pat H

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Yes, please forward the pictures! How far away are the people located? [ie-- not an internet 'forward the money and they'll mail the bird' thing? ]
 

Birdman696

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Yes, please forward the pictures! How far away are the people located? [ie-- not an internet 'forward the money and they'll mail the bird' thing? ]
I’ve decided to buy one of the birds from the breeder. They’re 2 hours away, so it’s a bit of a drive.
 

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