Shipping birds

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mickenglish
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17 May 2018, 13:13

I live in Canberra and am interested in buying a pair of parrot finches from a breeder in Mackay. Is there any reliable way of getting them shipped to the ACT?
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E Orix
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17 May 2018, 13:17

There is but they must be good birds as the freight costs will be about the same if not more than
what the birds cost
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CathyCraftz
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17 May 2018, 16:52

There may be but I just go to the nearest pet store or breeder and buy a finch or two. Maybe the breeder knows some ways?
Have a nice day!
Sincerely, Cathy
“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” – Albus Dumbledore
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Norse
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18 May 2018, 05:55

We use feathers and scales freight ( fb page or google them ) much easier then trying to book yourself, lorikeets size birds cost us 60 -80 dollars from Sydney to Brisbane, Melbourne ect, never tried finches though, always thought it might be too much for them.
projects atm Normal and AY Gouldians, Red zebs and java's
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garyh
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18 May 2018, 06:54

I use Qantas air freight,bit of a bugger to book but very reliable,cost between$55 to $80 dollars but if the birds are worth it then fine ,far better to know the breeder than buying from pet shops imo,garyh
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E Orix
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18 May 2018, 09:17

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arthur
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18 May 2018, 09:49

Use the "Search" function . .

Plenty there on freighting / freight
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paintedfiretail
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21 May 2018, 17:08

Hi Mick parrot finches are pretty hardy but getting them from Mackay this time of year could lead to to losses as we have all ready had several
minuses ,plus I seen in wanted post that you are after red and blue face pairs not recommended running both together as they will inter breed.
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mickenglish
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22 May 2018, 08:16

Thanks for the advice.

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