Buying and owning parrots/monkeys

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Re: Buying and owning parrots/monkeys

Postby StroppyChops » Fri May 16, 2014 10:58 am

vladimir wrote:
giblet wrote:I think he said an African Grey parrot was $150 or $200.
Please don't buy one!
I hear and respect your concern, and genuinely don't believe I could keep an African Grey mentally stimulated enough for its own health - but are you seriously concerned that a $150 parrot from a neighboring country has been poached from the wilds of the Congo?

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Re: Buying and owning parrots/monkeys

Postby StroppyChops » Fri May 16, 2014 11:09 am

I was licensed to keep exotic parrots in Australia and had a pair of eclectus parrots from New Guinea like these
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and a pair of sun conures from the Amazon Rainforest like these:
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All were hand tame and members of the family rather than cage animals.

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Re: Buying and owning parrots/monkeys

Postby OrangeDragon » Fri May 16, 2014 12:19 pm

StroppyChops wrote:
vladimir wrote:
giblet wrote:I think he said an African Grey parrot was $150 or $200.
Please don't buy one!
I hear and respect your concern, and genuinely don't believe I could keep an African Grey mentally stimulated enough for its own health - but are you seriously concerned that a $150 parrot from a neighboring country has been poached from the wilds of the Congo?
yeah, that does seem a bit unrealistic... just in acquisition and transporting costs. more likely they have a breeding pair (or a few) and are breeding them in captivity.
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Re: Buying and owning parrots/monkeys

Postby StroppyChops » Fri May 16, 2014 12:47 pm

That would be my thought, and I have no issue purchasing endangered species that have been bred in captivity, are legal to own, and I can offer appropriate care

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Re: Buying and owning parrots/monkeys

Postby OrangeDragon » Fri May 16, 2014 12:51 pm

StroppyChops wrote:That would be my thought, and I have no issue purchasing endangered species that have been bred in captivity, are legal to own, and I can offer appropriate care
if anything it seems it would perpetuate the species by encouraging the breeding of them...
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Re: Buying and owning parrots/monkeys

Postby giblet » Fri May 16, 2014 1:33 pm

I was told that they are bred locally.
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Re: Buying and owning parrots/monkeys

Postby thePeck » Fri May 16, 2014 7:00 pm

General Mackevili wrote: There can't possibly be a better pet though!
What's better than 2 chronic masterbaters in the house? Lol I jest...

I think I'd get tired of monkey shit and semen fast, but if a girl monkey just have to deal with the shit. But I don't have a kid because I don't want to change diapers also. For a monkey it's forever.
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Re: Buying and owning parrots/monkeys

Postby frank lee bent » Sat May 17, 2014 4:14 am

In 1979 my friend had a pet monkey in Bali.
They went everywhere together.

One day while walking on the beach, the monkey jumped off my friends shoulder onto the face of a german, and bit his nose almost off.
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Re: Buying and owning parrots/monkeys

Postby thePeck » Sat May 17, 2014 11:47 am

frank lee bent wrote:In 1979 my friend had a pet monkey in Bali.
They went everywhere together.

One day while walking on the beach, the monkey jumped off my friends shoulder onto the face of a german, and bit his nose almost off.
Says something about Germans then lol

But seriously that would suck. Guess that why most have their big teeth removed, to at least minimize damage.
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Re: Buying and owning parrots/monkeys

Postby vladimir » Sat May 17, 2014 12:09 pm

OrangeDragon wrote:
StroppyChops wrote:
vladimir wrote:
giblet wrote:I think he said an African Grey parrot was $150 or $200.
Please don't buy one!
I hear and respect your concern, and genuinely don't believe I could keep an African Grey mentally stimulated enough for its own health - but are you seriously concerned that a $150 parrot from a neighboring country has been poached from the wilds of the Congo?
yeah, that does seem a bit unrealistic... just in acquisition and transporting costs. more likely they have a breeding pair (or a few) and are breeding them in captivity.
And they originally came from Nana Plaza, right?

And the dealers in Bangkok refuse any more, they tell the suppliers: Oh no, we've got breeding pairs, no need, we're every well known for planning here in Thailand, especially wildlife smugglers...NOT.
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