Umbrella Cockatoo

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  1. Quintonv

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    Could anyone please help.

    I am looking to buy one but everybody that i call seems to be sold out and some pet shops just want to take you for a fool.

    I honestly do not understand how they think, we are the educated generation.

    I also dont mind looking at a "second hand" bird, if you know what i mean.

    Cheers
    Quinton
     
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  3. FransSny

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    Quinton there is a bird farm out towards PTA north if I remember correctly...try them
     
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    Jislaaik Frans that was a quick reply.

    I already visited them, they are in PTA North. All there stock has been prebooked untill July:eek:
     
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    LOL...was just by accident that I saw your post....had one for many a year , awesome creatures. Also Bester Birds in Simon Vermooten road (I think)
     
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    I emailed them just waiting for their reply, they have a mountain lion there now.
     
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    LOL they have all types of weird sh#t , not under the best of conditions unfortunately :( But their bird stock is top notch...or when I still stayed there
     
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    Did you ask Tip Top pets, close to Dorry?
    They have a lot of bigger parrots outside, all tame, not sure if they are for sale thou
     
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    Whatever you do - BEWARE of any classified ads. Make sure you physically see the bird before handing over any money. Never fall for the scam where the seller has "moved" to another country and you have to pay for the shipping, etc etc... Rather be patient and wait until you can find a reputable petshop or breeder that has stock available. Or spend the money on you reef tank :)
     
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    There is one already like that on Junkmail the guy is in Nigeria and wants to ship me the bird. I told him Ja right as if:p
     
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    Ek het hulle probeer, hulle se ook kry 'n breeder
     
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    Q, have you tried parrotbreeders.co.za...

    Andre the owner know a LOT of people in the industry....bought some Amazons from him a few years ago
     
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    Nope not yet, thanks for the help
     
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    I FOUND ONE !!!! I FOUND ONE!!!!!

    Going to fetch tomorrow from a breeder in Brits 12weeks old!!!!:biggrin:
     
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    So no more swearing in that house....
    Even when you get home late.... :thumbup:
     
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    Just when i get back from your place :1:
     
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    Ok any 1 know where I can get 1 ... Due to the Diwali fireworks we lost one of our pekingese ... So my mum is loooking for 1
     
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    Nice birds, they used to be endangered the umbrellas, I sold my breeding pair for close on R100k many years ago, awesome birds but can be noisey
    Have you kept them before? Also try bird brains for one.

    My next cockatoo is a palm cockatoo or Goliath cockatoo but looking at over R150k for one :(
     
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    I had an umbrella, name was Houdini, could escape any cage, but I love that bird, he used to lay against my should and just say "hello, love, hello love!" Sold him to a guy who bread cockatoos down in PE, saw a few years back, still doing great.

    @dallas, those are such cool birds, I wouldn't mind having a Hyacinth Macaw myself, but also cost a pretty packet!
     
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