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I had mentioned on another thread that there aren't many petstores that carry cockatiels around here, well my husband told me tonight he was at a petstore near our house looking for new cages for the cockatiels...hehe this from a man who is not an animal lover and I didn't ask him to go he just went on his own :p anyways its a smaller store but its more known for there fish and I have never in all the times I have been down there seen cockatiels so I was really surprised to hear that, he couldn't believe the prices on them they wanted 129.99 for a normal and 179.00 :eek: for a pied that looked just like Ollie, I don't know if we just got a good deal from the breeder but we paid less then half that for Ollie and he came already stepping up, flys to the shoulder eating fruits and veggies so I am counting my blessings on finding the breeder I did ;) out of curiousity what are prices like around where everyone else is?
 

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WOW! From a petstore??? That is ALOT. Esspecially if they're not handraised!
That is a crazy price... I think Baby was $60-$70US. And she is from a petstore but must have been hand raised as she was very tame!
 

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WOW! From a petstore??? That is ALOT. Esspecially if they're not handraised!
That is a crazy price... I think Baby was $60-$70US. And she is from a petstore but must have been hand raised as she was very tame!
I thought that was ALOT...lol thats why I wanted to know what other prices where elsewhere ;)
 

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Pet shops will mark up like that if the birds are hand tame or hand reared. I got Cookie from a pet shop, hand tame, for $65. That's an unbelievably good price for a whiteface baby tiel. You would expect them to go for over $100. She came from a fish and aquarium speciality shop, and they had 90% fish and 10% other animals, all really well looked after. Bailee was from a breeder, but on the topic of tiel prices, he was $85 hand reared. Good price for his mutation. :)
 

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Pet shops will mark up like that if the birds are hand tame or hand reared. I got Cookie from a pet shop, hand tame, for $65. That's an unbelievably good price for a whiteface baby tiel. You would expect them to go for over $100. She came from a fish and aquarium speciality shop, and they had 90% fish and 10% other animals, all really well looked after. Bailee was from a breeder, but on the topic of tiel prices, he was $85 hand reared. Good price for his mutation. :)
you did get great prices for there mutations ;) this was a actually a 90% fish aquarium store as well there animals seem well cared for and its clean I just thought these were crazy prices I guess it all depends where you go I have seen some breeders around here that want those prices as well I guess I got lucky when I found my breeder.

Pet store here, its lucky to get one under $100. Most times up over 100. I was lucky. I was going to pay my breeder 175 for both my tielies but she decided that we could just pay her 100 for both.
100 for both is a good deal :)
 

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Well we found some more cockatiels to tempt us today...lol I can't believe I was just saying yesterday there aren't many around here I have yet to see one in a petstore but yet again this morning Ian went out to Ancaster which is about 15 minutes away from us and they had about 7 of them in a big Petstore out there maybe I just don't get out enough...hehe I have been out there many times and never seen one there prices were a little better they wanted 139.99 for a pied which i still think is expensive and they wanted I think it was 149.99 for a pearl and these ones were all hand feed.
 

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Laura which shop were you in?

I got Maya for $112.50 from a breeder (normal price $125, but i got 10% student discount hehe). Disney was $110... but then $8.80 tax, and i paid for gas for the breeder to meet halfway, so her total came to $138.80. She is so worth it though, and my dad is paying for her :D hehe

I don't think thats too bad Laura about the shop... lol. Super Pet sells all their colours for $199.99 ('handfed') and PetsMart sell theirs for $159.99+. A whiteface pearl pied was $399.99 believe it or not :eek: Now THAT is crazy! lol

Kirby :) -side note, i too am very pleased i got my guys from breeders. They are so freindly! :D
 

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Spike was $125.00 hand fed from the breeders and the dna test was $30.00 than tax came to around 176.00 something. He was well worth it though :)
 

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They did a blood test ( cut one of his nails a little too short) They did it when I was not there and had to send it away for the results. To get the results they just have to look it up on a website. It took forever to come in though.
 

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They did a blood test ( cut one of his nails a little too short) They did it when I was not there and had to send it away for the results. To get the results they just have to look it up on a website. It took forever to come in though.
The breeder should be providing you with the documentation on the blood test have you got it? I did the same thing but in a lab in Toronto it took 3 dys for Ollie 4 dys for Georgie got it back by email and they sent me written proof of there results a week later by mail $30.00 seems high for a blood test around here do you know where she did it?

Wow she charged you tax as well? Does she run it from home? or out of a shop?
 

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Laura which shop were you in?

I got Maya for $112.50 from a breeder (normal price $125, but i got 10% student discount hehe). Disney was $110... but then $8.80 tax, and i paid for gas for the breeder to meet halfway, so her total came to $138.80. She is so worth it though, and my dad is paying for her :D hehe

I don't think thats too bad Laura about the shop... lol. Super Pet sells all their colours for $199.99 ('handfed') and PetsMart sell theirs for $159.99+. A whiteface pearl pied was $399.99 believe it or not :eek: Now THAT is crazy! lol

Kirby :) -side note, i too am very pleased i got my guys from breeders. They are so freindly! :D

Kirby it was PetSmart in Ancaster I have been there many times and never seen Cockatiels never even knew they sold them I just thought it was fish and a few hamsters....lol You said PetSmart sold them for 159.99 I don't know maybe they were having a sale there...lol was it the same one (Ancaster) you saw those prices at or one up by you? these ones here were all hand feed.
I see your breeder charged tax as well maybe I just got lucky mine never charged me tax it was straight 75.00
 

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No written proof, which I think is a rip off. But I agree that he is a boy. He is starting to do this weird dance thing were he sticks his head down,waves it side to side and sticks his wings out. He also runs back and forth. He does the wolf whisle and the come here one too :D
 

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No written proof, which I think is a rip off. But I agree that he is a boy. He is starting to do this weird dance thing were he sticks his head down,waves it side to side and sticks his wings out. He also runs back and forth. He does the wolf whisle and the come here one too :D
That makes sense then that she would charge tax if she runs her own store :p sounds like a male to me ;) although my female does alot of those things that your descibing...lol just not the wolf whistle I would still ask for the written proof though and she should be able to provide it if she did the dna :)
 

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That makes sense then that she would charge tax if she runs her own store :p sounds like a male to me ;) although my female does alot of those things that your descibing...lol just not the wolf whistle I would still ask for the written proof though and she should be able to provide it if she did the dna :)

I agree. I think Spike is a boy too although mine has been doing wolf whistles from time to time ever since she heard Bea's Bailee. She REALLY needs to provide you with proof. They ussually can see it on the website but they also get mailed a certificate. She should also be able to print the certificate for that price.
 

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I agree. I think Spike is a boy too although mine has been doing wolf whistles from time to time ever since she heard Bea's Bailee. She REALLY needs to provide you with proof. They ussually can see it on the website but they also get mailed a certificate. She should also be able to print the certificate for that price.
I got my certificate a week after I got the dna results for Georgie for me I would want the proof if I paid for it there are lots of females that are mistaken for males and vise versa. I am not saying Spike is not a boy I just would want the certificate of it.
 

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I don't think they will give me written proof. On the phone when I called I asked how do you know it is him, she said it was the only cockatiel sample they sent out.
 
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