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Green Cheek Conure in Dubois, PA Store

I lost my boy of 17 years 6 months ago, and have been looking the last 3 months for a new baby, hand tamed green cheek conure. My local Petco has 2 sun conures, hand fed, for $650, which is ridiculous considering a high price for a tame breeder baby is $450, most are in the $300-350 range. A friend of mine told me a while ago about a hand fed green cheek in the Dubois store that has been there quite a while. Now already have a flight and many large perches all over my house, food, toys, and everything for my new baby. I just need to find the right baby. I have been to the Dubois store twice to look at this baby green cheek, he is a beautiful bird, though I wasn't aware that Petco even had hand tamed babies. He must have been there quite a while because although he comes right up to you in his cage, just like the sun ones here in State College do, he backs away when he sees your hand. They have him marked down to $299, which is admittedly a good price, though I'm very hesitant about buying a hand tamed parrot at a pet store.

My question is, since he's been there a while and is apparently going to take some work to tame, is it possible that the store may take $200 for the bird? I don't know if that's something they do at Petco, negotiate the price of an animal that has been there a long time, but I would be willing to pay $200 for him and work with him to get him tame again. I am a bit worried as I don't know where local Petco stores get hand tamed babies, and I'm a bit hesitant as I said, but I can't stop thinking about him in that cage for as long as he has been.
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Re: Green Cheek Conure in Dubois, PA Store

Hi EllenD. Thank you for your post and welcome to the community! I'm sorry for your loss but I'm happy to hear that you're ready to find a new feathered friend. If you send your phone number and these details to PTPsupport@petco.com I'd be happy connect with our team to have the store leader reach out to discuss this with you, or you can call the store at (814) 375-1274. 

Alex Cat Very Happy

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