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Old 03-14-2012, 03:07 PM   #51 
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I'm not saying not to get one. :) If you feel totally ready then go for it! I'd love to see photos :) I think you should look on google for some bird rescues in your town or check the local humane society for a birdie. Pet store birds are usually not well socialized, plus you'd get the satisfaction of saving a homeless bird.
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i find this little girl, on petfinder.com:
http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/21517820
but still focusing on getting supplies first
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I'm not saying not to get one. :) If you feel totally ready then go for it! I'd love to see photos :) I think you should look on google for some bird rescues in your town or check the local humane society for a birdie. Pet store birds are usually not well socialized, plus you'd get the satisfaction of saving a homeless bird.
Pet store birds are always overpriced. Stores sell them for 2-3 times the cost of a healthy, well socialized one from a breeder. Check with a rescue (good way to know the personality of the bird you will be getting) or look for a reputable breeder. Pet store birds are also highly susceptible to highly contagious avian diseases since most of their stock comes from horrible bird mills and stores don't care enough to ensure they have disease free stock.

Good luck. Birds are amazing companions.
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Old 03-14-2012, 03:16 PM   #54 
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The issue with adult vs baby is they've bonded to someone. That is the one downside to cockatiels, they tend to bond to only one person, and it takes them a long time to trust another. have you tried craigslist? I know it can be dodgy at times but a lot of times breeders who wont have the money to put an add up will go there
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just checked, there only selling adults, and there is a (adult) pair with a cage though, decent priced cages too
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The girl you posted says her age is still "young." I think she's cute :)
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Oh if the one you posted about says young go for it. I must have missed that part. Which is entirely possible :)
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oh okay
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Old 03-15-2012, 07:27 AM   #59 
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sadly my parents aren't going to pick up that bird from petfinder.com instead we found one on craiglist that might be closer. though my mom has a little experience with birds so she wants to help me, and where getting two. he doesn't have pics of them but he sent some on my moms phone and there adorable. though i think there common greys, it dosen't matter :D
http://chicago.craigslist.org/nch/for/2884681886.html
i'll be back at 1:40 (school)
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Yay! Sounds like your mom is getting excited about this :)
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