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Discussion in 'Caged Birds - Finches, Canaries, Cockatiels, Parro' started by mr.mc., Sep 26, 2011.

  1. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok i'm geting a bird or 2 soon, [​IMG] & I need some price ranges. how much will it cost for 2 parakeets or 1 cockatiel?
     
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    mr.mc. :

    Ok i'm geting a bird or 2 soon, [​IMG] & I need some price ranges. how much will it cost for 2 parakeets or 1 cockatiel?

    Around here parakeet (budgies) are $20-$25 apiece. Cockatiels are $70-$100 depending on the color.

    Imp​
     
  3. stoopid

    stoopid Chicken Fairy Godmother

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    I find the bird is only one thing in the equation... How about the cage, stand, food, perch, all the hardware, toys??
    Do you have any of that yet?
     
  4. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have all I need but the bird, but at this point i'm thinking I want a parakeet. [​IMG]
    now all I need to know is ware to get him/her. [​IMG] [​IMG] I live by an unkle bills a petco & a petsmart.
     
  5. domino7

    domino7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do yourself a favor, and make sure you get one that is tame. It's no fun having a bird that can't be handled. There are a lot of birds on hoobly.com. I don't know what state you're in though.
     
  6. PitterPaws

    PitterPaws Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get them where ever they offer a guarantee, just incase it gets sick or dies, so you can replace it.

    Make sure when you are picking out a bird, it isn't hiding in a corner, it's feathers aren't ruffled, it's beak is clean, it's rump is not dirty, as these are all signs of a sick bird.

    It probably will cost around $20. to $30.00 for a pair of Parakeets, I don't know on the cockatiel as I have never owned one.

    Good Luck and don't forget to post pictures!!
     
  7. mr.mc.

    mr.mc. Chillin' With My Peeps

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    but what about love birds [​IMG]
     
  8. Tony K T

    Tony K T Overrun With Chickens

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    Find a local breeder,don't buy them at a pet store.Breeders have much healtier birds and they are cheaper then pet stores.Here parakeets are 8-10.00 and cockatiels are 20.00- 75.00,depending on colors.These are breeder prices not stores.There is always someone near by that breeds tiels and keets.
    In N.H.,Tony.
     
  9. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just putting in that the English Budgies are larger and tend to be friendlier than the typical store 'keets. I hear good things about lineolated parakeets too. Both seem to tame down in just one sitting from what I've experienced with pet store birds. Linnies are hardish to find and pricier though.
     
  10. Poultrybonkers

    Poultrybonkers Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Parakeets and cockatiels are either really cheap or free where I am.
     

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