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#1 Miabella704

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 06:46 PM

Does anyone know a breeder that sells Bee bee parrots? I'm finding most breeders have never heard of them. My grandmother had one when I was little and I've never seen one since.

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Posted 12 August 2004 - 07:22 PM

Try looking for orange chinned parakeet, or tovi parakeet/parrot... Sorry though, I don't know any breeders.
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Posted 09 April 2005 - 10:02 PM

Does anyone know a breeder that sells Bee bee parrots? I'm finding most breeders have never heard of them. My grandmother had one when I was little and I've never seen one since.

Paterson Bird Store, Totawa, N.J. phone # 973 742-6372. Good luck! They are wonderful birds.

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Posted 10 August 2005 - 03:09 PM

I used to have Bee Bee Parrots many years ago. Now they call them Canary Wings, maybe you should look for them. Wish you luck.
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Posted 18 February 2006 - 10:52 PM

I used to have what I called a "Canary-winged Bee Bee parrot." After some research recently, I found that BeeBee may actually be "b v" from the latin name Brotogeris versicolurus. Although I don't have any personal knowledge of this breeder, you can see this website: http://secretgardena...icturePage.html

At least you can see some cute pictures of thse birds from hatchlings to adults. :ywink:

Here is another breeder:
http://www.shadypine.../brotogeris.htm

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Posted 19 February 2006 - 12:10 AM

I used to have Bee Bee Parrots many years ago. Now they call them Canary Wings, maybe you should look for them. Wish you luck.
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Yes, I know of them as Canary-wings, so I bet you might have a better chance looking for Canary-wings. When you posted about bee-bees, I didn't know what they were:confused: , but then tweety28 posted and I remembered "oh yeah, I read something about Bee-bees and Canary-wings" so now I know. Many breeders go by the term, "Canary-wing" now.
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Posted 21 February 2006 - 01:15 AM

Paterson Bird Store, Totawa, N.J. phone # 973 742-6372. Good luck! They are wonderful birds.


Here is the link for their webpage: http://www.patersonbird.com.

Let us know how you make out!

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Posted 03 June 2009 - 05:28 PM

I saw 8 of them at Bird Paradise, Burlington NJ yesterday while shopping for nest bedding (and all sorts of other things too :icon_biggrin:)

This was my first contact with these birds. They're very friendly, a little smaller than green cheek conures.

The retail price was 400$.

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Posted 12 June 2009 - 01:18 AM

LeLoup -- welcome to the forum!

This is an old thread that started in 2004 and was resurrected in 2006 ;)

But yes -- Bird Paradise does have some canary-winged parakeet babies. I haven't yet been up to see them.

Bee bee parrot has become a bit of a catch-all phrase for the brotogeris genus, as has pocket-parrot. I believe that bee bee was originally used for the orange-chinned parakeets (aka Tovi parakeets). You often hear it connected with canary-winged parakeets, which are the most readily available brotogeris in the US. They are DELIGHTFUL little parrots. Bigger than a parrotlet, smaller than a conure... and about somewhere in-between, temperment-wise.

I have a golden-winged parakeet, also part of the brotogeris genus. He's a little stinker but oh, how I adore my Pickle! He's really quite a charmer. Everyone who meets him is smitten in an instant :)
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Posted 11 March 2010 - 10:34 PM

Back in the days when these birds could be imported and sold in pet shops, these were common and cheap. After importation was stopped in the early 90's, there were not very many people breeding these. When they were cheap, they were not worth the effort to breed for resale, from a business point of view, and they are not particularily easy to breed. The youngest of the remaining imported birds are nearing the end of their 20ish year lifespan and there are not many people breeding them today, though there is more interest in recent years. Commercially, for about the same, or less, effort and expense one could breed amazons, pionus, or greys, all of which are readily accepted in the marketplace at higher price points.




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