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Where club members may place free classified ads.  BOAF is a non-profit organization and we do not ask for donations.  If you sell your birds using our classifieds there is no need for a commission, become a member instead.

The classified ads are listed as a convenience to our visitors. If you use these ads, BOAF takes no responsibility and gives no guarantees, warranties or representations, implied or otherwise, for the content or accuracy of these ads. It is the buyers responsibility to verify a sellers validity.  Whenever there is a question, ask for references.

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Tips for Buying Birds Online

1. There are different types of sellers, ask the person you talk to what kind of
seller they are.
Home breeders - The birds hatch at home and are hand fed and socialized there.
Hand feeders - Birds are bought from breeders or wholesalers and then hand fed and socialized.
Bird Brokers - They buy and sell birds often. They typically do not raise the birds.
Pet Owners - There are times when a pet owner has to sell their pet.
Wholesalers - Breeders or brokers looking to sell to hand feeders, bird brokers and stores.
Pet Stores - They buy from home breeders and wholesalers.

2. Try to never buy sight unseen, ask for pictures whenever possible.

3. Don't be afraid to ask questions.  If you don't like the answers move on. Do your homework.  The more you know the better decision you make.  There are lots of resources on the web to use.  Contact local clubs for information about reputable breeders and stores. Talk to other pet owners.

4. Ask for references if you are at all unsure.  Don't rely just on email. It's worth a phone call to talk to the seller.  You can learn a lot that way. If smoking is an issue, ask.  Ask how the birds are housed and under what conditions. 

5. Don't be afraid to walk away from a purchase.  If the bird doesn't look right or is not what you were told you don't have to buy.  If there is pressure to buy be wary.  This is hard to do but, sometimes it's the best thing to do.

6. Ask what type of health guarantee is available.  You typically will get 3 days and it usually requires a vet check very soon after purchase.  Be wary of no guarantees on young birds. Most reputable breeders will stand behind their babies.

7. Don't buy young unweaned babies.  Only experienced hand-feeders should feed young birds.  Some breeders will sell almost weaned birds where the bird eats from a spoon.  There are differing opinions on this, ask questions.  There is a big difference between a buyer asking to hand-feed their potential pet vs. a breeder trying to sell unweaned babies.  There is never a guarantee on an unweaned bird.  To many things can go wrong in hand-feeding and breeders will not extend a guarantee due to all the variables involved.

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