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Paula

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*Read This First Before You Start Looking For a Parrot*
« on: May 28, 2009, 01:15:57 PM »

It is awful the amount of ads a day we get people trying to put up birds for sale on the main website which are scams which is why we now need to approve all ads before they go live to stop that!
You can tell a mile away which are scams, stock photos stolen from websites, Bad english and when they say all injections given  :crazy: or KC registered (Kennel Club) Dogs!!  :crazy:

Here is a link to something Rick wrote about parrot scams on our blog -

http://www.african-grey-parrots.co.uk/blog/2009/03/parrot-scams-8-things-to-watch-out-for-to-keep-your-money-safe/

They are good tips to look out for when looking to buy a pet, also ask for the home phone number and if you can go and see the bird, i would never buy a bird without seeing it first...

Hope that helps some people, feel free to add anymore tips you can think of to help keep people away from the scammers  :thumbsup:
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Re: Looking to buy a Parrot??? *Read This First*
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2009, 08:43:43 AM »

Ricks article is excellent, I just wish I had seen it a few weeks ago, it would have saved me a lot of time & money spent on useless phone calls.
Can i just add that with some of the suspect ads, it maybe worth right clicking on the photo and having a look at the advanced info, sometimes the name gives the game away.
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Re: Looking to buy a Parrot??? *Read This First*
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2009, 05:56:43 PM »

hi have just seenyour post on buying birds
wish i had seen it 3 month ago as met this person at a bird show with macaws and got on well
with him telling him of my wish to own birds like them we exchanged emails.and he contacted me stating his neighbour was looking for a home for his b/g macawand he would get me it for a fare price £500 well jumped at it said he would get it transported by air on a stated day,phoned needed more money for special crate,£250.then couirer would deliver from airport but needed
£100 for special cage as airport would not release without proper care in transport waited for delivery never happend asked for another £300 for the airport as they had them in quarrentennever recieved birds
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Re: Looking to buy a Parrot??? *Read This First*
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 01:39:45 PM »

guys dont fall for these scams someone tried scamming me into getting a macaw but get this cheek of man used my picture on classified pets on another ad of hes trying to scam people to buy african greys by using my pictures before you look at these ads please try local rspca centres and rescue a grey or macaw my uncle got 1 from bradford rspca for £50 which also saves you alot of money why waste money by giving it to scammers when theres bird that need rehoming in rspca centres you may have to wait for 1 to come in to adopt it but its worth the wait raither than losing your money xxxx
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« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2016, 04:02:37 PM »

i have two talking greys ready to meet their new homes  they have all their papers . contact me for more information and pictures
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