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

Discussion in 'Turkeys' started by peepsnbunnies, May 9, 2008.

  1. peepsnbunnies

    peepsnbunnies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 31, 2007
    Central Florida
    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:)
     
  2. hcammack

    hcammack Overrun With Chickens

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    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.


    Thanks,
    Henry
     
  3. debbyluvschickens

    debbyluvschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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.
     
  4. Sparrow

    Sparrow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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. [​IMG]
     
  5. FlightsofFancy

    FlightsofFancy Chillin' With My Peeps

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

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    My uncle used to breed zebra finches. He pretty much bred all exotic poultry. [​IMG]
     
  7. RioLindoAz

    RioLindoAz Sleeping

    Jul 8, 2007
    Yuma, Arizona
    Quote:He also used to breed breed Gouldian Finches.
     
  8. NoelTate

    NoelTate Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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!
     
  9. Lophura

    Lophura Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     
  10. cgjsmith

    cgjsmith Chillin' With My Peeps

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    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
     

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