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Most exotic animals seen on the pet trade

Discussion in 'Private Collections & Pets' started by animalszoos, 19 Mar 2017.

  1. Chlidonias

    Chlidonias Moderator Staff Member

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    I'm pretty shocked at those prices. I just quickly checked TradeMe, which is the New Zealand site for selling and buying stuff. Prices range from NZ$15 up to around NZ$150 (hand-raised young birds at the moment seem to range between about NZ$80 and NZ$150). I'd be expecting to pay around NZ$70 or NZ$80 for a hand-raised cockatiel if I was buying one.

    NZ$15 equals about US$10.
    NZ$80 to NZ$150 equals about US$50 to US$92
     
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  2. TinoPup

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    The roadside zoo I went to the other day, Plumpton Park, had two pairs of silver pheasant, which really surprised me. I don't recall seeing them before.
     
  3. Junklekitteb

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    Even small roadside pet shops with cages less than a meter cubed have cockatiels sometimes, I'm surprised they're so costly!
     
  4. Mr. Zootycoon

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    Those birds are truly expensive! A quick search on a Dutch website yielded one for free and several "regular" cockatiels for 15 euro, which I think ik about 17$. The more expensive and rarer morphs are sold at a wide range of prices, but none over a 100 euro for a pair.

    The two budgies that are currently sitting next to me cost me 2 euros (less than 3$) when I bought them eight years ago.
     
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  5. Hyak_II

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    A big asterisk here in regards to pricing on the cockatiels, lots of the adds posted up online (especially in the US) are by pet breeders who specifically ask high prices. If you go to a bird mart, or are even moderately "in the know" with local bird circles, you can easily find cockatiels for 40-60 dollars each, or less.
     
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  6. Great Argus

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    Do you know how much of a difference hand-raised vs parent-raised makes on pricing?
     
  7. EsserWarrior

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    A few notable posts on Exotic Animals for Sale today:
    - Chacma Baboon*
    - Kusimanse*
    - Crab-Eating Macaque

    * means it was the first time I've ever seen this species for sale
     
  8. Great Argus

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    Why anybody would want a baboon for a pet is beyond me... or just for the sake of having something unusual...
     
  9. TinoPup

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    Baboons are surprisingly common in roadside zoos.
     
  10. Great Argus

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    Well, true. I've heard of a fair few baboons as pets and in private collections though.
     
  11. Batto

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    Because many of the commercially produced albino alligator offspring have significant health issues due to inbreeding depression. And because the breeders want to maintain the high price.
    Leucistic American alligators, on the other hand, are rare because the existing ones are all males from a single clutch. At least that's what I was told back in days...
    White alligator is one of rarest in world
     
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  12. ThylacineAlive

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    I didn't know cusimanse were still in the US!

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  13. EsserWarrior

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    I didn't either. It was a pleasant surprise.
     
  14. Coelacanth18

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    There is a Michigan facility called CJG Exotics that apparently breeds exotic animals only for other breeders or zoological facilities... and among their animals are sand cats and cuscuses.
     
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    Tayra, paca, Kinkajou. They have a lot of listings on the exoticanimalsforsale website, including a female cuscus.

    ~Thylo
     
  16. EsserWarrior

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    I believe they're imported, not bred.
     
  17. ThylacineAlive

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    They do both. I believe the cuscus currently for sale is bred.

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  18. EsserWarrior

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    I just saw two pairs of North American River Otters for sale on Exotic Animals for Sale.
     
  19. Great Argus

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    Legally available do you think? Pretty sure you have to have a special permit for any native mustelid...
     
  20. birdsandbats

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    I've seen them in roadside zoos, so I would imagine they are legal.