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Why are they so hard to find??

Laura25

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Here is the page on Pet Finder with African Greys
Birds for Adoption | Petfinder
there are 13 of them.
petfinder is a great source for sure but of the 13, two are wild caught, not pet quality, one is handicapped and not for adoption and several are TAGS not CAGS. So again, very low on actual adoptable CAGS, and unfortunately none of the CAGS available are local for my friend. All she’s been able to find are scams. Breeders are charging through the roof prices knowing how hard it is to find a pet-quality CAG. My friend has given up on getting one and has decided to get an adorable male Eclectus instead. He’s almost weaned and she’s super excited! She can come play with my Greys for her Grey fix! Here are my two... the first is my female, she was completely plucked when I got her ten years ago. The second is my male, he’s also a rescue, a sweet boy. 817E7404-5D19-42FF-B88E-1A84433ABEF6.jpeg
 

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budgieluv3

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petfinder is a great source for sure but of the 13, two are wild caught, not pet quality, one is handicapped and not for adoption and several are TAGS not CAGS. So again, very low on actual adoptable CAGS, and unfortunately none of the CAGS available are local for my friend.
Also, many of the adoption groups require home visits which isn't possible when they aren't local, and in the current COVID world, is a little worrisome. There's even one out of Georgia that requires you to come volunteer at their sanctuary a number of times, which is also very difficult if they aren't near you.
 

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Did you look at Jcaviaries?
 

Laura25

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Also, many of the adoption groups require home visits which isn't possible when they aren't local, and in the current COVID world, is a little worrisome. There's even one out of Georgia that requires you to come volunteer at their sanctuary a number of times, which is also very difficult if they aren't near you.
Good point!
 

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Hi. I've been looking for a Grey for awhile--even re-homed--and no luck. Can yodu give me a link to Jean Patterson?

thanks
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Toucan jungle in California occasionally has older rehomes for sale that are near the "old" price.
 

Sparkles99

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"two are wild caught, not pet quality". A wild caught bird wouldn't be imprinted. I'd think that's better. @Hankmacaw has had wild & captive bred parrots of the same species. She might have some insight.
 
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