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Birds Express has Strawberry Finches!

Post by Sally » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:57 am

Birds Express has Strawberry finches for $100 each, which is a very good price. You must order minimum $250, but if you can go in with another person, it would be worth it. For those in SoCal, I would think you could go to the facility and skip the shipping expense. Many people are having success with these birds, I have two friends who have three new babies each!
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Post by Learning Finch » Mon Jun 02, 2014 8:04 pm

I bought four a few months ago and one of the two sets are sitting on eggs. :lol:

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Post by KarenB » Mon Jun 02, 2014 9:55 pm

oh oh oh.......one of those on my "want" list!
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Post by Hilary » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:29 pm

Why are you tempting me? I'm supposed to be downsizing….. :wink:
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Post by Sally » Mon Jun 02, 2014 10:41 pm

Hilary wrote: Why are you tempting me? I'm supposed to be downsizing….. :wink:
But don't you want just one pair? :wink: Frank Tromp says there are two shipments in quarantine right now, so we'll see how the prices settle out. I am just thrilled that they are continuing to bring these in! Something I never thought I'd see again.
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Post by Hilary » Mon Jun 02, 2014 11:10 pm

It is absolutely fantastic news, Sally! I did love the pair I had several years ago. Hmmmm……….
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Post by mayble » Tue Jun 03, 2014 9:43 am

I noticed David at Paradise Earth/Bird Products has them also, same price.
I keep telling myself I have to focus on the species I most want to breed and not add any more species - but they are so beautiful, it's very tempting!

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Post by Sally » Tue Jun 03, 2014 11:41 am

Frank Tromp, who is a breeder/broker on the west coast, says there are two shipments in quarantine right now, so many vendors should have them soon, I would think. It will be interesting to see if this affects the prices.
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Post by Learning Finch » Tue Jun 03, 2014 12:10 pm

What else in in quarantine right now?? [-o<

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Post by Sally » Tue Jun 03, 2014 6:46 pm

Learning Finch wrote: What else in in quarantine right now?? [-o<
I haven't heard. I'm almost afraid to ask, I can't afford any more birds! :shock: :lol:
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Post by finchmix22 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:49 pm

O.K. Sally and everyone else, I can't have any more species or finches. LOL. But, what a great opportunity! Hmmm, oh well.... :wink:
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Post by mayble » Wed Jun 04, 2014 9:54 am

Sally wrote:
Learning Finch wrote: What else in in quarantine right now?? [-o<
I haven't heard. I'm almost afraid to ask, I can't afford any more birds! :shock: :lol:
My thoughts exactly! (unless there are yellow rump or white headed munias - then anything is possible)
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Post by Hilary » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:03 am

Any idea what changed that there are two shipments coming in? How times have changed - I remember passing up a strawberry hen once that I saw in a Petco because she had an overgrown beak, and the pair of white headed munias I had for several years I bought at Petsmart. :D
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Post by Sally » Thu Jun 05, 2014 12:42 am

What I've heard is that these (same as with the shipment last fall) are not wild-caught, which are still illegal to be imported into the U.S. These are supposed to have come from aviaries in Taiwan via Singapore, so captive bred. I don't ask questions. :wink:

Yes, my first Strawberry was a Petsmart rescue. They wanted $46 for her, she was almost plucked to death, and I asked if they would discount her. The manager said he could not discount her, but he could give her to me. And when I looked for a mate for her, I found 4 males at the mart for $25 or $30 each. Had I known, I would have bought all 4 of them! That was just about 7 years ago.
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