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[Seeking] African Grey Parrot [pet store?]

Anyone know where I might be able to get an African Grey Parrot, and for how much, including a suitable size cage? Not fully grown as I value you my fingers, and i'd rather get a large chick used to me. Possibly even two as I understand they like company. I've serached the internet for suitable petshops in Switzerland, but can't find one.
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Anyone know where I might be able to get an African Grey Parrot, and for how much, including a suitable size cage? Not fully grown as I value you my fingers, and i'd rather get a large chick used to me. Possibly even two as I understand they like company. I've serached the internet for suitable petshops in Switzerland, but can't find one.
Thanks in advance
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Old 06.07.2007, 17:09
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Near Paddy Reilly's,opposite Bahnhof Selnau, top of Loewenstrasse, there's a reputable pet store. Often hear tweeting and such from there...
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Re: [Seeking] African Grey Parrot [pet store?]

i would ask the store ,most can special order one for you.
good luck, let us know how it goes.
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Re: Parrots

Thankyou all.

It's actually just back along towards the Bridge on the north side, Sihlstr. They can order them, and they are only CHF 1600 each, plus a good size cage.

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Anyone know where I might be able to get an African Grey Parrot, and for how much, including a suitable size cage? Not fully grown as I value you my fingers, and i'd rather get a large chick used to me. Possibly even two as I understand they like company. I've serached the internet for suitable petshops in Switzerland, but can't find one.
Thanks in advance
What exactly will you achieve by having a caged bird? If you need company then buy X-Box or get laid! Don't feed the trade that brings such birds to Europe. How would you feel being caged for rest of your life? Makes me really sad seeing something that should fly freely being stuck in a cage. Don't be so selfish!
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Re: [Seeking] African Grey Parrot [pet store?]

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The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) has made the trade in all wild-caught parrots illegal. The African Grey Parrot is listed on Appendix II of the CITES species database. However, poaching, illegal export and import of wild-caught African Greys probably continues for the pet trade. In America, importation is prohibited by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service's Wild Bird Conservation Act of 1992.
In 2007, the Grey Parrot was uplifted to Near Threatened status by BirdLife International.
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The African grey, one of the most popular avian pets in the world, is declining in most of the 23 countries in which it is found and may soon become a threatened species, the Royal Society for Protection of Birds (RSPB) said.
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Re: [Seeking] African Grey Parrot [pet store?]

Who do you think you are Pea??
I intended to buy birds that had been bred in Switzerland, and if possible, breed myself. I think 1600 per bird is sufficient reason to do it. On top if which, they would not be in the cage all the time. You don't know my circumstances, so please don't make your moronic xbox and get laid suggestions.

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What exactly will you achieve by having a caged bird? If you need company then buy X-Box or get laid! Don't feed the trade that brings such birds to Europe. How would you feel being caged for rest of your life? Makes me really sad seeing something that should fly freely being stuck in a cage. Don't be so selfish!

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Re: [Seeking] African Grey Parrot [pet store?]

Thankyou Richard Gere. Or was that a Gerbil??

Neverthe less, I repeat the comment I made for Pea.

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Re: [Seeking] African Grey Parrot [pet store?]

Indeed, pea and l00p, having such pets is not illegal and I think your jumping to conclusions here is wrong.

If bigfacthunt wanted your opinion on whether or not he/she should be questioned morally for wanting these birds, he would perhaps have asked "is it cruel......" rather than "where can I get...."

There is no moral high ground here - it's been taken
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Re: [Seeking] African Grey Parrot [pet store?]

Just as well I never asked for a Norwegian Blue!!
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Re: [Seeking] African Grey Parrot [pet store?]

Ok, I suppose quoting :
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Re: [Seeking] African Grey Parrot [pet store?]

I have deleted the last 8 posts as this degenerated into insults with no constructive comments. Any more insults & will lock the thread.
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Re: [Seeking] African Grey Parrot [pet store?]

You've bumped a long dead thread. I would suggest a pm to the mods to move this in the pet section
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