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FINCHES - HOW MUCH DO THEY COST? IS THIS A GOOD DEAL?

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They owner of the pet store where I shop was trying to convince me to buy a cage full of assorted finches.  He said he would give me the finches and the cage for $100.00.  I have not had finches in 20+ years and don't know what finches cost these days.  I have seen some members posting about their finches, so I was wondering if you guys can tell me if it is a good deal or not.

There are:  8 Zebra finches, 1 Society finch 1 pair of Strawberry finches, and 1 Cordonbleu finch(sp?)

Lisa:)

A few elderly Silkies and Showgirls,1 Buff Orpington, 1 Splash BLRW,  2 mixed breed hens, 1 sweet rabbit, white doves, Frillback pigeons, Diamond Doves, Zebra Finches, 1 HUGE Sulcata Tortoise, several beautiful snakes a Leopard Gecko, Bearded Dragons and 1 beautiful German Shepherd named "Heidi". 
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A few elderly Silkies and Showgirls,1 Buff Orpington, 1 Splash BLRW,  2 mixed breed hens, 1 sweet rabbit, white doves, Frillback pigeons, Diamond Doves, Zebra Finches, 1 HUGE Sulcata Tortoise, several beautiful snakes a Leopard Gecko, Bearded Dragons and 1 beautiful German Shepherd named "Heidi". 
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post #2 of 15

You could get them from a breeder for much cheeper society finches and zebra finches sell at breeders for around 5$ unless they are fancy colors the codonblue is a good deal and I guess the strawberry finch is to. Is that cage large enough for all of them to live in comfortably? I used to breed gouldians, societies, zebras, parrot finches, owl finches, diamond doves, and button quail.


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Henry

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post #3 of 15

my local vets office sells finches $15 each or 2 for $25. A pet store not too far from here sells the pairs with a small cage for $30. Not sure what kinds though.

25 year old mommy to a 3 year old daughter, a 3 month old son, a baby goat, 22 ducks, 6 geese, 2 pigeons, 6 quail, 2 guineas, 24 rabbits, 100+ chickens, 2 dobermans, 2 cats and a neglected husband of 4 years
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25 year old mommy to a 3 year old daughter, a 3 month old son, a baby goat, 22 ducks, 6 geese, 2 pigeons, 6 quail, 2 guineas, 24 rabbits, 100+ chickens, 2 dobermans, 2 cats and a neglected husband of 4 years
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post #4 of 15

Actually, that's a very good deal for the finches, especially considering the average selling price of the Cordon Bleu and Strawberry Finches. Look them up. I would buy them if I were you. wink

"If we can touch people about wildlife, then they'll want to save it." *Steve Irwin
A flock of 25 various bantams, Japanese, d'Uccle, Sebrights,.Dutch, Cochin, OEGB, Silkies. One pet lame Pekin duck, Primrose, one pet blind turkey hen, Wimpy.Also, an indoor flock of rescue/rehomed birds from bald macaws to a zebra finch I handraised. Reptiles, fish, invertebrates too!

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"If we can touch people about wildlife, then they'll want to save it." *Steve Irwin
A flock of 25 various bantams, Japanese, d'Uccle, Sebrights,.Dutch, Cochin, OEGB, Silkies. One pet lame Pekin duck, Primrose, one pet blind turkey hen, Wimpy.Also, an indoor flock of rescue/rehomed birds from bald macaws to a zebra finch I handraised. Reptiles, fish, invertebrates too!

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post #5 of 15

I raise finches and have been looking for Strawberrys.
I pm'd you:D

Kelly - Flights of Fancy Farm
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Kelly - Flights of Fancy Farm
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post #6 of 15

My uncle used to breed zebra finches. He pretty much bred all exotic poultry. roll

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Originally Posted by Chicken_boy 

My uncle used to breed zebra finches. He pretty much bred all exotic poultry. roll


He also used to breed breed Gouldian Finches.

"Nankin Bantam Rooster" by Katherine Plumer
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post #8 of 15

At the last few bird fairs I have been to, zebra finches were selling for $8 each and society finches for $5-$8 each. I'm not sure of the price range for cordon bleus or strawberries now, but I know cordons were at one time quite expensive.  With the cage, it sounds like a very good deal to me. Just remember that zebras and societies are quite common, and it might not be as easy to find homes for the babies, and they raise a lot!

Live in north Mobile County with several pets including birds, chihuahuas, and Holland Lop rabbits. Just got bantam cochins again after an absence from chickens for a while. Time to build a nice, larger pen...who wants to come help?! lol
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Live in north Mobile County with several pets including birds, chihuahuas, and Holland Lop rabbits. Just got bantam cochins again after an absence from chickens for a while. Time to build a nice, larger pen...who wants to come help?! lol
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post #9 of 15

Agree with Sparrow's comments, considering the price of Strawberry's and Cordons, I'd go for it.  Is the Cordon a blue cap or red-cheek?

Dan

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http://www.animalwonders.net - Programs to Enhance Appreciation of the Natural World 
816-807-4748 dan@animalwonders.net http://www.facebook.com/animalwonderskc http://twitter.com/dancowell
http://www.gbwf.org - dedicated to the aviculture & conservation of the world's galliformes

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post #10 of 15

Wow i got ripped off!! When i bought my daughters fenches (spice) I paid $29 a pair without cages.  I wonder how I can find a breeder.  Crystal

Blessed every day of my life with one wonderful hubby, three beautiful daughters and two handsome boys, 7 babydoll sheep, 5 pygmies, 8 gunieas,  a beautifulnpair of peacocks , 1 bei hen 1grey call 1RP turkey Jake a pair of narries, a spoiled rabbit, and a potbelly pig who needs a good home.  And on and on it goes! I can't spell to save my life.
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Blessed every day of my life with one wonderful hubby, three beautiful daughters and two handsome boys, 7 babydoll sheep, 5 pygmies, 8 gunieas,  a beautifulnpair of peacocks , 1 bei hen 1grey call 1RP turkey Jake a pair of narries, a spoiled rabbit, and a potbelly pig who needs a good home.  And on and on it goes! I can't spell to save my life.
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