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Seagulls?

Discussion in 'Ornamental Fowl (Swans, etc.)' started by Big Dreamer, May 25, 2011.

  1. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone have seagulls? Is it even legal? I think they are beautiful even though i live in florida and see them almost everyday. i think it would be cool to see if any one had them and they'r setups!
     
  2. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I believe you need a federal permit. I am also interested in trying out a captive gull or two someday. I hear when kept on a healthy, natural diet, their poop isn't as nasty as that of most scavenging street gulls. I also hear preparing a proper diet for them is one of the hardest parts of keeping one. They are also capable of giving you a right good chomp.
     
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  3. millebantam

    millebantam Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, out here, in coastal New England, where there are skyrats by the billions, they seem to do pretty well on a steady diet of garbage from the landfills. I guess if you live inland and don't see them very often, they may have some apeal to people, but those of us that live amongst the "dump chickens" get a little smile on our faces if we see one splattered on the road while driving.
     
  4. Big Dreamer

    Big Dreamer Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. J3172

    J3172 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well if your serious about getting Gulls they are out there. I believe they were a type of Australian Gull, and they were big$. But they were on softbillsforsale.com awhile ago. And being from Aust. no permit needed.
     
  6. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, good point. Non-native gulls need no permit. But, be careful about the softbillsforsale site. A ton of scammers seem to hang around there. I received seven replies for a wanted ad I posted for fertile dove/pigeon or starling eggs. Each one was an obvious scam.
     
  7. Speceider

    Speceider Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any native Gull would require a Fed and State permit that is very hard to get. You would have to submit a proposal for WHY you want them (research, eductaion). Your facilities would problby be inspected to assure they are adequate. Gulls are not easy or cheap to keep. You need a large flight, and they need a varied diet of fish and crustaceans. Non-native gulls can be purchased, but their care requirements are similar. It's a HUGE commitment.

    Clint
     
  8. DuranAndy

    DuranAndy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Connorrm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Starling eggs? Here in NY it's a crime to possess one. They are so destructive here. If you do manage to capture one DEC wants you to "dispatch" it.
     
  10. punk-a-doodle

    punk-a-doodle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Because they are invasive, in most states they are legal to keep without a permit, but illegal to release them (same with feral pidges). But, the non native kinds (well, non native, non invasive) are, well, expensive, but also legal. [​IMG]. But I don't doubt some states have kill on sight orders for them.
     

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