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looking for barn owl breeders

Discussion in 'Bird Classifieds' started by leem26, Jan 31, 2010.


  1. leem26

    leem26 PetForums Newbie

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    hi i am looking to by 2 barn owls 1 or each..... plz get in touch with prices and i am in stockton-on-tees preferable near me plz thanx
     
  2. hawksport

    hawksport Banned

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    If you are planning on breeding them there is no market for babies.
     
  3. Nicky10

    Nicky10 PetForums VIP

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    You are aware of how hard it is keep an owl right? If you're serious contact falconers who should be able to tell you of a chick or 2 available. You won't be able to sell the chicks if you want to breed
     
  4. Acacia86

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    Why would people keep Barn owls?
     
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    Falconers do but those aren't pets. Or there's the whole OMG Harry Potter has one me want one
     
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    Falconers don't keep barn owls
     
  7. Acacia86

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    I understand why people keep some birds of prey but i do not see the logic of keeping a barn owl! But thats juts my opinion!
     
  8. Nicky10

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    They are rare cool pets and Harry Potter had them after all they became really in demand sadly. It's died down now
     
  9. Acacia86

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    Maybe so, but i believe these stunning birds should be in the wild or in conservation.
     
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    Me too definately it's not fair to keep such stunning wild animals in captivity especially if you buy one with the illusion they can be kept in a tiny cage
     
  11. Acacia86

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    Yes exactly, and by small cage means a big avairy! These birds need vast amounts of space to be truly happy.
     
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    I know they need huge flight aviaries but can you imagine the people who bought them after Harry Potter didn't they keep them in tiny cages?
     
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    I think most of them got killed or lost and then starved.
     
  14. Acacia86

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    Yes many Owls were ill-treated after that. Its the same as a lot of films. 101 Dalmations, Beverly hills Chihuahua to name only 2................

    Owl keepers need to be extremely savvy about birds of prey.Owls in particular obviously and know excatly what their needs are.

    They need far too much for the ''average joe'' to keep them. In all aspects, enviroment, care, feeding, financial.........etc You also need a vet that is very very knowledgable to birds of prey within a short driving distance..............the list is endless.

    There are a couple of Birds of prey keepers on here and they know what they are talking about! Well the ones i have spoke to do! Its not a ''pet'' to be taken lightly!
     
  15. Nicky10

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    No I wouldn't even try it without the help of a very experienced bird of prey owner not that I would in the first place
     
  16. Nicky10

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    They're beautiful what are they? :001_tt1:
     
  17. Acacia86

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    I love love love your birds! But your Bird of prey savvy! You know your birds!

    A lot of people don't and just want a rare and big hunter bird as a pet.........or to show off............or even as both :( :(
     
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    This one is a Harris hawk
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    #18 hawksport, Feb 1, 2010
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  19. Nicky10

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    They're stunning especially the Harris Hawk
     
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    In the UAE falcons can go for upto $1m
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