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    05-06-2009, 09:49 PM
Montana birds for sale - Free Montana Classifieds at Kijiji

These guys are about 3 hours from me. I sent them an email.
Does the price seem too good to be true to you? It makes me worry...
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    05-06-2009, 09:54 PM
If you don't have the terrarium yet, I would suggest getting a real bird cage. Dr. Foster and Smith has some excellent cages(and great toys too). I got a huge cage for under $50 for my parakeets. Then I think terrarium, I think glass enclosure(the fancy exoterra ones specifically with the opening front windows) or I think the mesh ones.

Now that I think of it, birds are kind of destructive, so the mesh terrariums would probably not be the best. There is a reason there are so many toys available for them to SHRED.

My Mokey(who I miss terribly) was a DEVIL of a parakeet. She drew blood on three people the night they brought her home for my birthday(I wanted her so it wasn't a "surprise"). I loved her. I doubt she loved me, but she at least liked playing in my hair, and after a while, we hardly ever had to keep her cage shut. That gave me much more room to decorate with toys.

For toys, I do not like mirrors. At all. Until I introduced her to Angel, and for some time after, she was VERY hard to wean from her favorite mirror. The addition of many more bells and windchimes helped her. They seem to get very dependent/addicted to the mirrors, and I don't reccommend them.

(Love Birds, btw, have ear splitting shriek/whistles. Imagine the annoying kid with the whistle standing right next to you. EEEK EEEK!!! )
    05-06-2009, 10:02 PM
I don't think that pic looks too good to be true. Good luck!

They don't look exceptionally young, going by that picture. I would find out how old they are.

Oh goodness this is making me want another parakeet.
    05-06-2009, 10:06 PM
Oh! For the terranium, I meant for the reptile.
For the bird, I was looking for something with a stand or just buying a stand to put a cage on and then something like this but a bit bigger so I can give them some toys and room to move about:

I would very much like a parrotlet but I can't seem to find anyplace within the state with them. I hear parakeets make good first birds too so I think I may go with one of them.

I really like that ad and am crossing my fingers that she responds...I like the idea of a pair (or triplet) of birds that have already been together because I figure then they may be a bit less stressed when we move them. I'm just assuming though, so I don't know.

The places with birds around here are about $20 for a parakeet so I was a bit worried about that ad...but thank you! Now I am less worried :P
    05-06-2009, 10:46 PM
Aw. They are gone :(

Im trying to avoid Petsmart if I can...
    05-06-2009, 11:21 PM
Is your Petsmart not a good place?

Google search Budgie Breeder, Parakeet Breeder, etc in Montana, and you might get some results.

I found this one: - Find Breeders
    05-06-2009, 11:30 PM
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BirdsnWays - Breeders of Exotic Birds - States M

Scroll to the bottom - 2 breeders in Montana are listed. Quakers are a good one & they are also considered one of the best talkers out of the smaller birds.
    05-06-2009, 11:45 PM
I hear that they get their birds from breeders similar to puppy mills. No idea if there is any truth to that. I'd like to get them from a breeder so maybe they will be a bit more socialized.

Thanks for the links! I will check those out.
    05-06-2009, 11:45 PM
Hey, how far are you from Miles City?? There is a learning center there that hand raises cockatiels. They raise them were you can see them and seem to take really good care of them. I'm a couple of hours from there but when i'm over that way I always go in to look at the babies. I hope to have one someday!
Also, there is a breeding/educational aviary by Rapid City, SD, not sure how far you are from there but they have all kinds of birds.
Can you tell I want a bird?? LOL!!!
If you want the info just PM me!
    05-06-2009, 11:46 PM
Here is the cage I have. If you like to decorate, birds are a great choice.

Bird Aviaries & Flight Cages: Economical Clean Life Flight Cages

It seems the price has been raised $15 since I bought mine. That is the "small" cage. The only thing I didn't really like about the cage were the perches. But perches can be bought/made quite easily.
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