I'm looking at buying this aprox.1 year old female I was just wondering what mutation she is.
Ouch. Some people are just so greedy when it comes to money. Such a beautiful bird, too. A shame they weren't willing to work more with you.unfortunetly last night i found out i can't get her T.T the seller wanted me to pay an extra $25 just for driving her down after i expressed i lived in winnipeg and was only interested if the bird could be brought to the city (they only live 45mins away from me, but i have no car). this is ontop of the $20 i was paying for the bird, then they wanted to make a deposit of half on paypal and trying to tell me the fees are $6 on pay pal so i'll need the extra $6 added to that. so alltogether $51 for a one year old who's not hand tamed. I had to say no. I'm sad because shes sooo beautiful. but i suppose they'll find her a home. just wish it could be with me.
I read this last night and decided to ignore it, but all through my morning bird chores it kept niggling at the back of my mind.Ouch. Some people are just so greedy when it comes to money. Such a beautiful bird, too. A shame they weren't willing to work more with you.
I read this last night and decided to ignore it, but all through my morning bird chores it kept niggling at the back of my mind.
There is no greed involved here.
Raising and breeding budgies is an expensive hobby. Any money brought in from the sale of babies barely makes a dent in the costs incurred. In fact, even ignoring what it costs us breeders to do this, if you figure out what our wages would be for all of the hours we spend caring for the nests and taking care of the chicks, it would work out to just pennies per hour.
So why wouldn't it be understandable if a breeder didn't want to add an 80 minute drive, a used up afternoon, gas money and wear and tear on their car, to deliver a chick, when they could sell it to someone else that can come to their house to buy it? Charging $25 for this service is very reasonable, and I would say extremely generous. My policy is local pick up only, I just plain DON'T deliver.
(And the Pay Pal fee is just internet business, nothing to do with the breeder, it's Pay Pal policy.)
Also keep in mind, when you contact a breeder to buy a bird, they don't know you from Adam. We may get to like you, as we converse more, but at the start, we just don't know you well enough to be willing to "work with you more". (And we also get a lot of people we do try to work with, and they back out on us without even letting us know, sometimes.)
I agree, it's a beautiful budgie. But whatever one Teakany ends up getting will worm its way into her heart, and become beautiful in her eyes. I hope it all works out well with the Pet shop you have found.