How much does a parrot cost?

How much would a parrot be, food for it, toys for it, and a big cage for it? Thanks.
How much would getting a parrot from a store like petco or petsmart be?

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10 Responses to How much does a parrot cost?

  1. Mich1 says:

    Please research carefully before you decide to buy a parrot, there are many different kinds, but they are all expensive. You would want to buy a hand fed bird, which means you need to find a reputable breeder. Parrots are very intelligent, some have the mental capacity of 2-3 year old humans, but they never get beyond that. They need at least 1 hour of undivided attention a day. They live a long time, I’ve had mine for 20 years…and he shows no signs of slowing down yet. Vet visits are expensive (min $100) just for a checkup. Good cages start at about $300. Let’s move on to toys, as birds are intelligent critters, they need a lot of stimulation and exercise every day. This means you need to rotate toys on a regular basis. You should figure to spend about $50 -minimum on toys. Food and snacks will cost about $40, for the first round. Birds are messy and tend to drop a lot of their food, it’s in their nature. They also tend to be loud, you want to be sure no neighbors or future neighbors will be offended by the noise, I’m used to it by now.

    Parrots are a big, long responsibility. Please research carefully which type you want, but realize that although there are tendencies for species, each bird has it’s own personality, just like people.

    Good luck on your search.

  2. sroly : says:

    Depends on what kind of parrot you want. They can range from 300-1500$. A big cage usually goes for around 300. Food would be the least expencive thing. Probably 30 dollars for food, and for grit.

  3. ajaxnl says:

    depends what you want is how much it costs.
    if your a beginner start small like a tiel or maybe a conure.
    read read read….birds can live a long time especially parrots.
    cages cost 200 and up
    birds the same
    food, toys, vet bills….you really need a job to afford one properly

  4. animalluver says:

    $1000 of dollars for the parrot.
    And probally another $1000 for the supplies….

  5. Kels says:

    $300-$3,000 depending on the species, age, size, and where the bird is from, and the maintenance and environment of the bird. It also depends if u get the bird from a pet store or a breeder. I used to work at petco we had a african gray parrot for $1,875. The cages ranged from $99.99 to $400 bucks. The food depending big bags or little bags, $6.99 to $39.99.

  6. mango says:

    depends on the parrot , there are $20 parakeets (yes, they are parrots!!!) as well as $20,000 blue mutation yellow naped amazons. i bought a baby sun conure from a breeder for $200 but at petsmart they go for $575. big diference.

  7. conure_chick says:

    Do not get a bird from a petstore, they are over priced andfoten not socialized. Go to a breeder, it’s your best bet.

    Prices depend on what kind of bird. A budgies or lovebird will only cost in toal(for everything and the bird) around $200-$250

    Cockatiels will hit you up for about 300-400 depending on how badly you want to spoil them.

    Smaller parrots (Green cheeks)probably cost you around 700-800. (About 300 for the bird, abotu 250 for a cage then toys etc.)

    Medium parrots(small amazons) about 1,500 for everything. (About 600-800 for the bird, then about 400-600 for the cage and then toys, perches, food, etc.)

    Larger parrots(Large amazons and greys) cost about 3,000 in total. About 1,00-1,500 for the birdie about 800 for the cage then with toys at 20 a piece it addds up quick!

    Then for the big macaws and cockatoos about 4,000-5,000 total 2,000 or mroe for the bird, about 1000 for the cage then the rest is toys and perches, with toys at 20-25 a pop…yea..

    So as you can see it really depends. Plus a parrot isn’t a pet you jsut buy on impulse, ti takes ltos fo research in findingt eh right species and a breeder9Because hand fed babies make the bestpets and don’t stress around people) They areall expensive in keeping up with toys and exotic food and vet acreare not cheap.

  8. jesse marshall says:

    And don’t forget vet bills. On almost every question I answer about sick birds I tell them to go to a vet! Birds try to hide illnesses, so usually by the time you notice anything wrong it’s serious. I’ve spent as much as $2500.00 in one year on ONE bird on vet bills. (Unusual situation, though—surgery, etc.) But I’d do it again in a heartbeat. They’re the light of my life!

    I’ve had all kinds of pets, but I didn’t realize when I bought my first bird that they are almost like children. I thought…….stick it in the corner and give it a few seed and it’s ok. Wrong. They become family very quickly, and a good avian vet is hard to find and EXPENSIVE.

    Also remember that this feathered child will never grow up and go out on it’s own, and could easily outlive you. It can be a lifelong responsibility.

    If you don’t have bucks out the wazzoo, or have parents wrapped around your little finger that have bucks out the wazzoo, pass on the parrot.

    On the other hand… GOD, they are amazing!!!!


  9. ctjdrsturner says:

    Depends on what kind of bird you want mine runs me about 30 bucks amonth for feed. A Blue and gold macaw runs about 1200-1400$ And cages are 300-900$. Not a commitment to be taken lightly they take a lot of time and can live to be over 100 years old.

  10. Jag1 says:

    As Much as you want to pay ?,

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