Questions to ask a breeder before buying
Posted 15 September 2011 - 12:42 AM
I'm going to start looking for a green cheek conure (pet not for breeding), and I definitely don't want to support a chain pet store, so I will be looking for breeders in my area. What are some key questions I should ask a breeder to make sure they treat and raise the birds well?
So far I have:
- How do you wean the babies (looking for abundance weaning)
- What is your policy on the health of the babies you sell (if they've had a vet check, and if so certificates, and if not, if there's a policy fr vet-determined unhealthy babies)
- How are the babies socialized (looking for hand fed, lots of people time)
- Can I see the parents (if so, are they healthy looking, alert and social)
Is there anything else I should be asking for my own peace of mind that the baby has been well cared for and socialized?
Also - does anyone know of good breeders near Toronto, Ontario, Canada?
Posted 15 September 2011 - 02:57 AM
You can learn more about map here ---> Model Aviculture Program
Most breeders do not get any sort of health check done on their chicks, nor do any vaccinations (seems as if most vaccinations for birds are pointless, anyways)... but they should have some sort of health guarantee after purchase with a vet check done within that period of time to get the best of that guarantee.
Posted 15 September 2011 - 10:25 AM
Cyrano-Solomon Island Eclectus
3 kids and a husband
Posted 17 December 2011 - 06:30 AM
When someone contacts me about a Sun Conure I ask them to go to youtube and look up Sun Conure Screams. Tell them turn up the speakers and see if u can live with it.
When someones wants a Green Cheek Conure I ask if they can deal with a very nippy stage?
I give the good the bad and the ugly so people can make the best decision for them and the bird. I am not saying that I am the best breeder but I try to do the best for my babies and that shows when people care. Also go with ur gut!
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