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d11
02-16-2009, 07:28 PM
how much can i sell my budgies for when the breed. i want alot 2 breed and sell :D

chompie_puppy
02-16-2009, 07:34 PM
You will make no money with breeding budgies. It will cost you about $30 for every budgie you raise and you can only sell them for about $20.

Most people breed because they love their birds and they want to care for the babies. Most breeders even keep the babies they raise.

No-one should breed to make money, because you'll only end up losing it.

d11
02-16-2009, 07:40 PM
how does it cost so much to raise them??. there born u keep them till a month or so then sell them............

helloyo53
02-16-2009, 07:40 PM
I agree with Kelsey. You will not make much of a profit (if any) from breeding and selling budgies. Budgies do cost a lot, and you cannot sell budgies for that much.

chompie_puppy
02-16-2009, 07:44 PM
No-one is going to buy a budgie for a lot of money of it was kept in poor conditions, only ate seeds and isn't socialised. If you are offering a budgie like that on the market then you can sell it for $5 and still struggle to find someone to buy it.

However, if you have well-socialised baby budgies on a good diet (veggies, pellets, fruit) and kept in fantastic conditions, then people will be willing to spend about $20 on it. To get these things right you will have to spend a lot of money on the birds. This will cost you about $30 per baby.

d11
02-16-2009, 07:51 PM
No-one is going to buy a budgie for a lot of money of it was kept in poor conditions, only ate seeds and isn't socialised. If you are offering a budgie like that on the market then you can sell it for $5 and still struggle to find someone to buy it.

However, if you have well-socialised baby budgies on a good diet (veggies, pellets, fruit) and kept in fantastic conditions, then people will be willing to spend about $20 on it. To get these things right you will have to spend a lot of money on the birds. This will cost you about $30 per baby.

yes but if i just keep 1 on that diet... people will think there all the same and still pay $20 or more :D... the only reason i got into this was to make sum bucks as a hobby:p

helloyo53
02-16-2009, 07:52 PM
yes but if i just keep 1 on that diet... people will think there all the same and still pay $20 or more :D... the only reason i got into this was to make sum bucks as a hobby:p

That's not really a good thing to be smiling about:(. People will buy one of the budgies that do not have a good diet and the word will get around. And when people see the cages you have them in I don't think they will buy.

rachelle83
02-16-2009, 07:54 PM
I'm sorry, but I believe you have come to the wrong place. No one here is going to tell you what you are doing is right.

AngelWings
02-16-2009, 07:57 PM
I'm sorry, but I believe you have come to the wrong place. No one here is going to tell you what you are doing is right.

I was just about to say the same thing. Breeders CARE for their budgies well being which this person apparently doesn't.

Siobhan
02-16-2009, 08:03 PM
You know, I have a feeling this is not a real post so much as someone trying to get a rise out of folks.

Xealot
02-16-2009, 08:06 PM
You know, I have a feeling this is not a real post so much as someone trying to get a rise out of folks.


I'm starting to think that too ... but for a troll they are being very thorough. They have started a whole lot of threads, just seems a bit strange. I hope they are a troll though because they what they are saying they plan to do is plain immoral.

helloyo53
02-16-2009, 08:07 PM
I totally agree. What this person wants to do is this making me kind of mad:mad:.

chibudge
02-16-2009, 08:25 PM
I paid well over $20 for a hand raised budgie, but then again this is Chicago. Then again, he was living in good conditions with the rest of the clutch. He was handled daily as well as being fed by hand. I was allowed to come into the shop and handle the bird before deciding to get him. She probably did make some profit, but that's perfectly fine.

If you do it right you can make money, but you aren't going to make money at the low end. With all of the expenses you can't make money on a $20 bird. You can make money on a $40 bird, but it isn't a lot, and it is going to take a lot more investment of your time.

helloyo53
02-16-2009, 08:28 PM
You can make money on a $40 bird, but it isn't a lot, and it is going to take a lot more investment of your time.

Yes you can make money on a 40$ bird, but with these living conditions, you're not gonna get a 40$ bird, maybe not even 10.

atvchick95
02-16-2009, 09:04 PM
how's it cost a lot to have them? what are you 3 years old?

Food

Fresh veggies

Proper cages

Vet visits

Medication if they end up sick

Buying the birds to start with

this is just a couple things you spend money on and mainly everything is at least every month

I buy 300.00 dollars at the LEAST worth of food every 2-3 months to feed my birds
that is just their pellets, that doesn't include the fresh veggies, or the food i cook for them so they are healthy

that doesn't include the 35.00 dollar vet fee JUST for a BIRD TO BE SEEN that doesn't include tests or medicine that is just to walk in the door of a vets office

Then figure i spent any where from 11.99 to 19.99 on each BUDGIE i have (most of my tiels were 100.00 or more) then i bought one love bird for 50.00 and one for 35.00 i spent 635 total (including shipping) on 2 blue quakers and 75.00 on another quaker

how much do i sell my budgies for? IF i don't just give them to people who deserve them I get a measly $10.00 out of something that cost me about 150.00 if not more for 2 months to feed Sorry 1 month is TO YOUNG TO SELL A BIRD its not fully weaned!

Ash86
02-16-2009, 09:15 PM
This thread [among others like it] are really beginning to disturb me. I can only hope that it is someone just trying to get a rise out of all of us, and not someone who is seriously considering taking these animals in, let alone breeding them.

I don't even breed and I spend over one hundred dollars a month JUST ON DRY FOOD [pellets, dried fruit] for 4 birds. This does not include the veggies, beans, and other foods they get daily [add another 60 a month for those items...probably more]. That's FOUR birds...not even close to a few clutches of growing babies. I doubt that you would even know how to handfeed if it was necessary. I'm sorry, but if this is a true post...you cannot put a monetary value on a life that you choose to bring into your home and care for. These creatures are fully dependent on you for their care and you owe it to them to give them the best you can give. Treating them like objects to be used and sold is just unfair and cruel.

I hope there's mercy for any babies born to you until your attitude towards the moral value of life changes, and until your research is complete.

pal0m1n0
02-16-2009, 09:28 PM
What country do you live in? This may explain some of your attitudes or expectations.

Your suggestion that you would look after one baby really well is nothing more than a con and criminal and makes it look like you want to create a bird mill.

Do you have any idea where you would sell the birds and how much of a demand there would even be for them? Don't forget with the economic climate we have now, a lot of people who might have bought birds won't.

If you can weld, I doubt that you are that young, so if you want birds, do it because you love birds and want to provide them with a good life. I think we can all guarantee that if you want to do this as a hobby to make a lot of money you will be sorely disappointed.

What will you do with the birds if you decide it isn't making you any money?

pal0m1n0
02-16-2009, 09:32 PM
Everyone else, if this person is a troll, then do not provide the response a troll looks for, if you don't feel you can answer without getting hot under the collar then do not read this persons posts. You can go to your control panel and put this person in your ignore list. Face it, there are many people in the world who are doing many things that would really upset us. If this person is looking for some advice, then there is a modicum of hope that they will learn enough to change their perspective and their actions.

Guthwulf
02-16-2009, 10:11 PM
If this person is serious about breeding then they will soon learn the hard truth.

You do NOT make money selling budgies unless you are a top show breeder and you are selling your winning birds or top bloodlines. You do not GET those sort of birds without spending massive amounts of time, effort and money in the first place. Im talking around 10 years to establish a good line, having to maintain between 100-300 birds. EXPENSIVE!!!

Budgies do not play well in cramped conditions, let alone breed.

You need to spend money to get optimum nutrition and flight space for aviary birds, as well as spending more money setting up breeding cages. Then you have to think about supplements, cuttlefish, mineral blocks, vegetables...

Even with perfect conditions, birds dont breed because you want them too.

I breed budgies, and selling all the chicks i have had so far doesnt even begin to make up for the money i have spent building an aviary and breeding cages, purchasing food and equipment, and BUYING birds WORTH breeding and selling. That means buying birds i know have already been fed and raised with care.

So while i sincerely hope these birds are not being poorly treated, i think everyone can rest assured that people like this who have dreams of raising and selling loads of chicks for even more money are laughable.

The truth will soon hit, and hit hard.

BUDGIES DONT MAKE YOU MONEY. For the time, money and effort it takes to get chicks - you could have made 100x more money spending that time at your job lol.

keet_tweet4
02-16-2009, 10:21 PM
Ha, those aren't even their own photos in their signature. Unless they are the ultimate budgie site owner who owns every budgie site that appears in Google images. :D

If you sincerely want to learn, read everyone else's posts and learn something. I'm sure you can find another hobby to make money off of that doesn't involve living creatures or scamming people. Maybe you can learn to use the wonderous shift key as well to make capital letters (if English isn't your first language or you are dyslexic or something, that's okay, it's just your posts are sort of annoying to read without proper capitals and stuff. If you are a child, why are you considering breeding?)

Believe me, if you are going last on this forum, you need to be ready to learn. You have come to the wrong place to learn how to scam people to buy untame budgies that were neglected and learn how much money you can make on these poor little things lives.

Breeding is challenging, costs loads, and you are adding the amount of budgies who need homes, thus taking homes away from the poor budgies who need to be adopted from shelters and rescues and people who can no longer keep them.

I would also ask what country you live in like Palomino wants to know. Thanks.

Angelic Vampyre
02-16-2009, 10:23 PM
FYI I breed green cheeks and Quakers sell them for $300 - $500 a baby and I am still not making money! So no one is going to make money from Budgies.

Mithu
02-16-2009, 11:11 PM
Like everyone said this is totally wrong
you dont breed to sell
you breed to care
and you'll make no profit at all

My four babies that I've bred have been cared for
and it takes alot just to let them go like that

PurpleFeather
02-16-2009, 11:21 PM
Please, for the sake of these birds, DO NOT BREED THEM. It will not make you ANY money and will take up hours and hours of your time. Look in shelters- see how many birds need homes. Don't add to that mess. And please, if those were your budgies in the other thread, get them a bigger cage.

Thanks.

budgerigar
02-17-2009, 01:53 AM
If you are trying to make a profit breeding birds I suggest you find another hobby. Birds cost more to raise than they sell for. They need vitamins minerals calcium good quality seed, and countless other things to maintain a healthy life. I make enough profit to buy my seed every month, but thats about it. I do it for enjoyment and I've always loved it.

You can buy a male and female pet budgie for $8 where I live.
Seed each month for two budgies would probably cost around $10. (I cant be sure, I've never owned under 20 budgies).
Vitamins minerals and supplements (veggies and the sort) $15 a month.
Good quality livable cage with nesting box - $50
Health issues, Ie: scaly face and many other diseases, mites etc... $20 a month.

Even if the parents have 6 babies, you still would not make a profit.

enicol6
02-17-2009, 01:48 PM
There is no money in breeding animals and if you live in the states and misrepresent your "product" (ie feed one bird this and pretend for the rest) then people can sue you for false advertising. Not to mention the morality of it. If this was a serious post then you must rethink your choice. If you are trying to get a rise out of the other members, I must say that is a bit pathetic. Hope you make the right decision.

BUUZBEE
02-17-2009, 01:56 PM
Disgracefull!

lovesbudgies
02-17-2009, 03:05 PM
I think this thread should be closed or deleted, and he should be banned from the forum, this person is just here to cause trouble. I don't believe a word he says. Look at all his threads, you can see he is just wanting to start drama and get us all upset.

tstmard
02-17-2009, 03:10 PM
I think this thread should be closed or deleted, and he should be banned from the forum, this person is just here to cause trouble. I don't believe a word he says. Look at all his threads, you can see he is just wanting to start drama and get us all upset.

I agree I did some digging on this person and they are just here to get you all riled up. So just ignore him is my advice.;)

BUUZBEE
02-17-2009, 04:34 PM
Hopefully a staff member will be online soon and close it.









Post closed by clifff123, Members getting upset!