If you buy from a breeder they will be much cheaper! Check out your local classifieds( kijiji.ca) for breeders or even maybe birds that need rehoming.
I've been checking Kijiji then and now but there's no conure for under $350, cockatiels are only +$100 with cages and toys, food, ect but everyone person that I've emailed/called wanted "to get rid of it because it's nippy or something else" and I want a 'tiel who is sweet and loving
Originally Posted by ParrotletsRock
I paid $100 for my handfed, tame, pineapple green cheek conure from a breeder and ordered his HQ flight cage online for $150. the bird alone would of been almost 400 at petsmart.... welcome and good luck.
$250 seems like a good price
But I have to earn the money myself for the bird
I have no idea how you might persuade your parents that getting another bird would be a good idea, but, for me, one thing would be to continue to take great care of your budgie and really show that you enjoy the bird.
Cockatiels are generally less expensive than conures and linnies, and they are very cuddly. I highly recommend cockatiels for people of all ages. Additionally, cockatiels and budgies often get along well.
I do, however, agree that linnies and the small cockatiels are also great birds for children. My daughter has a bourkes. They are very sweet birds; however, I would not consider them more cuddly than budgies.
Thanks for your advice! My mother loooves bourkes ever since she saw one in a store but, no offence, I didn't really click with them
I got my gcc for a steal. I only paid $40. Like what was said before watch craigslist and kijiji. they have deals. Goodluck!
Are you serious?! How did you get to pay only $40? I got my handfed budgie for $30
Have you checked out edmonton humane society yet? I think they have 12 birds looking for a new home! And more come in everyday!
I'll keep an eye out for you on kijiji!
Cages are really cheap on there too!
Thanks! I haven't been to the Edmonton humane society but I've been checking their ads on the site but I think it'd be better if I went their
Convincing people is something I do best in this family haha! And do not worry about your age what so ever. I'm 16 (17 in 19 days woo!) And I find that my age makes no difference! I can still know just as much
I would go for a hand raised female cockatiel, they're not expensive and like Nanay said, will go with your budgie. Green cheek conures and others from that family all make wonderful pets too! They're cuddly, very smart, very cheeky and not very loud at all
Both birds are amazing
But earning the responsibility (& money
) for the bird is going to be the toughest for me
Shivani, you must concentrate on your school work, get another bird when you're older
I know, but....
I'm doing pretty good (better then I thought
) in school this year and my parents said that I deserve a reward
But I'm not getting the bird this year, I'm probably getting it between March-May 2012....if we survive
I vote for a cockatiel - quiet, smaller size, and the price will fit your (or your parent's) budget well. Get a baby from a breeder that has been hand-raised and socialized and it will be a little snuggle bug. As incentive, you can show your parents videos of tiels talking or whistling nifty tunes
I always found, with my parents, it was all about haggling. I'll clean the toilets 1x a week, so you don't have to, if I can bring home _____. lol
Umm toilets?? I know a breeder from Slave Lake who came down and came to my home to give me Diego. She also breeds cockatiels but she only handfeeds the ones that the parents leave out
The reason I'm waiting for around March next year is that I get around $14 dollars a week
So does my sister. She has her heart set on a tiel but I'm still deciding
Any ways I can be more responsible?