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UK New Keeper Advice wanted

Post by Bannib » Fri, 26 Mar 1999 04:00:00



I have started keeping birds now for about six months. I have a large avery and
purchased a pair of GM Rosellas last week from a local Pet Shop specialising in
birds. I put them in adjacent cages in the Shed part of the avery to
acclimatise them. 5 days later one has died but the other is fine.
What would my options be regarding going back to the shop.
1) Could I expect them to sympathise but tell me to clear off.
2) Expect them to offer me another Rosella
3) Offer me my money back
 Thanks in advance
RB
 
 
 

UK New Keeper Advice wanted

Post by Martin & Jenn » Sat, 27 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Go back to the shop, be nice but firm and ask what they are willing to do.
You won't get your money back unless you can prove that it was ill when you
got the bird, and that you had veterinary help with it.  You should be able
to get a good discount i.e.. pay the price that they paid for a new bird.

Martin.

Quote:

>I have started keeping birds now for about six months. I have a large avery
and
>purchased a pair of GM Rosellas last week from a local Pet Shop
specialising in
>birds. I put them in adjacent cages in the Shed part of the avery to
>acclimatise them. 5 days later one has died but the other is fine.
>What would my options be regarding going back to the shop.
>1) Could I expect them to sympathise but tell me to clear off.
>2) Expect them to offer me another Rosella
>3) Offer me my money back
> Thanks in advance
>RB

 
 
 

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Post by Graham Bir » Sat, 27 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Have you taken the bird to a vet for a post mortem?
You really should find out why the bird died.
If you can establish the cause of death it could mean that you have a good
argument for the pet shop to refund your money or provide you with another
bird free of charge.
However, the main reason for finding out the cause of death is so that you
can establish whether you need to treat all of your other birds. Just
because you kept the new birds separate from your original stock does not
mean that they will be totally safe.

-
Graham Bird

To email me change 'eagle' to 'budgerigar'



Quote:
> I have started keeping birds now for about six months. I have a large
avery and
> purchased a pair of GM Rosellas last week from a local Pet Shop
specialising in
> birds. I put them in adjacent cages in the Shed part of the avery to
> acclimatise them. 5 days later one has died but the other is fine.
> What would my options be regarding going back to the shop.
> 1) Could I expect them to sympathise but tell me to clear off.
> 2) Expect them to offer me another Rosella
> 3) Offer me my money back
>  Thanks in advance
> RB

 
 
 

UK New Keeper Advice wanted

Post by Bannib » Sat, 27 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Thank you for your response and I will do as you advise. However, as I had the
bird only 5 days surely it must have had something wrong with it when I got
it??
 
 
 

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Post by Bannib » Sat, 27 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Thank you for your reply.
I would like to have the bird PM'd but the cost of that would be a lot more
than a new bird.
I agree that I should establish whether my existing stock is OK. I will be
keeping a very watchful eye on all of them. I shall try the shop tommorrow and
let you know how I got on.
RB
 
 
 

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Post by Martin & Jenn » Sat, 27 Mar 1999 04:00:00


The cost of a new bird is irrelevant, you should always have the bird PM'd.

1) To find out what could be the reason for death.
2) To safe guard other birds.
3) Because the shop will ask you what you have done.

The new Rosella should be about 20-30 or 15 from a private breeder, a
basic PM would be about 10-20 in future I would recommend a PM on any
losses.

Martin

Quote:

>Thank you for your reply.
>I would like to have the bird PM'd but the cost of that would be a lot more
>than a new bird.
>I agree that I should establish whether my existing stock is OK. I will be
>keeping a very watchful eye on all of them. I shall try the shop tommorrow
and
>let you know how I got on.
>RB

 
 
 

UK New Keeper Advice wanted

Post by Martin & Jenn » Sat, 27 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Nope, night fright, rat/mice urine in the feeds, STRESS of being moved to
your property, this is one of the biggest killers, we boxed up a bunch of
Barrabands in a large cage ready to sell and over night we lost 6 out of the
10 birds even though they had perches, food, water and were still in the
aviary.

Martin.

Quote:

>Thank you for your response and I will do as you advise. However, as I had
the
>bird only 5 days surely it must have had something wrong with it when I got
>it??

 
 
 

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Post by Bannib » Sat, 27 Mar 1999 04:00:00


Oh gawd   I just knew this was going to turn out to be an expensive hobby.
Looks like I'm down the vets!
STYS
RB
 
 
 

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Post by Martin & Jenn » Sat, 27 Mar 1999 04:00:00


He,he,he, never made a penny yet from them.  LOL

Martin.

Quote:

>Oh gawd   I just knew this was going to turn out to be an expensive hobby.
>Looks like I'm down the vets!
>STYS
>RB