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    Last time I checked they were about $150 from a breeder in DE, the closest place to me that they're legal. That was quite a while ago........
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    Just got back from a great animal breeder a few hours ago. It was a good long drive but well worth the trip. The breeder was a very intelligible elderly man whos home was dedicated to his birds & small mammals. There were multiple dwellings on the property for various breeding projects. I didn't get many pics b/c I was too busy handling his birds & talking with him. I wish I was able to get a few decent shots of the big red macaw who followed me everywhere until i let him on my shoulder. He kept trying to eat my phone so it was a no go. Some of the other macaw shots were corrupted when transferring them over to the laptop but here are a few little guys:
    (bigger than most adult birds!)
    S30A0027 by blu-bear, on Flickr
    Loudest, & cutest, of every bird combined here:
    S30A0028 by blu-bear, on Flickr
    S30A0031 by blu-bear, on Flickr
    S30A0030 by blu-bear, on Flickr

    I ended up getting a bird for myself =) I couldn't resist so I now have 2. Pics to come shortly!
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    Cute little Blue & Golds! Was the red one a Scarlet, or a hybrid? What did you get? Inquiring minds want to know!
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    So cute!! I'm jealous. What bird did you get?
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    Yes, it was a scarlett! I've never held a macaw or bird anything even close to that size It was pretty intimidating until the the breeder (half my size & very old) started laughing at me You must really trust your bird subrosa b/c those beaks are huge X_X. It was really friendly once on my shoulder but as you said, the feet/nails are really something.

    This guy was really affectionate. Do you see the missing feathers around its chest/neck area? I could not tell if it was a youngster of plucked them himself:
    S30A0035 by blu-bear, on Flickr
    This 1 went insane after he was let out of the cage. Dancing & singing everywhere... he also kept coming over to the box of baby quakers, peaking in, and saying "Hello!" to them. Lol
    S30A0018 by blu-bear, on Flickr

    I ended up getting a cockatiel for my 21yr old baby sister & I fell in love with one of the blue baby quaker parrots Ill take a few pics here in a bit when I give it some formula.
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    Sounds like you had a good time! Looking at the grey it's not a baby, so it's probably plucking itself. Greys are one of the species most prone to the behavior, along with Cockatoo species. It's crazy what can initiate the behavior. I knew a guy who had a Moluccan that picked every feather it could reach within a week of the owner getting moved to a different shift at work. Congratulations on the Quaker! Is it fully weaned? Do you know the sex?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    I ended up getting a cockatiel for my 21yr old baby sister & I fell in love with one of the blue baby quaker parrots Ill take a few pics here in a bit when I give it some formula.
    Looks like your flock has doubled already!


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    Yes, I definitely had a great time =)
    I could really tell that the african grey may have been attention starved. With so many birds that the breeder had to care for, I'm sure it didn't get the human attention it wanted. He also had rooms for breeding guinea pigs & rare rabbits. Here is a pic of some beautiful birds that I have never seen before. Its a bad pic, but I'm still sure that the TF Bird Expert Society will have an id

    S30A0021 by blu-bear, on Flickr

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