Birds Fair - your experience?

I was finally on Birds Fair Saturday. Unfortunately my camera is dead; I’m thinking about new one since the price of battery is high.About subject: I was in half-heaven. I could pet Cockatoos, one I hold on my arm. I was staring at birds: Scarled-Chested and Turquoisine Beautiful !!!Toys was 1/3 or even 1/4 price like the one in the stores and unique, so we both have now a lot of them(couple with a home made cookies http://www.reneezzroost.com)Our dog and Chico immediately had to try one, now budgies are finishing them Elements to make toys for birds was much cheaper than in a craft store, some of them even cheaper than in a dollar store.Even cages was cheaper…I was one step from buying hand-feed Scarled-Chested, but I said no, since Chico is still not mature. I took a breeder phone for future.The only one regret: Among a lot of birds I didn’t saw any single Amazon…What is your experience?

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I’ve never been to one, but I’ve been dying to find one to go to. The closest ones to me are usually in Philadelphia which is an hour away. Most of them are in Erie or Pittsburgh,though, and both of those cities are six or seven hours away. Since I have no car, it’s kind of hard to get there. Also, I’m afraid if I did go to one, I’d come home with a dozen birds and hundreds of toys. I can’t resist babies or bird toys.

There is one on May 29th here. I’ve been waiting since the New Year, I’m counting days…

Oh, I truly don’t think that a conscientious, responsible breeder who genuinely worries for the health of his babies would participate in a bird fair to sell babies.

I love going and seeing all the unique birds I’d otherwise not see outside of a zoo - rollers, tits, toucanettes, mutation this-and-that. Then it saddens me that I don’t see things that used to be “common” like mousebirds, brotogeris keets, peking robins, nanday conures, peach front conures.I’ve passed on buying some unique birds because I didn’t know what they were and wanted to research them first. I very much regret that as some I’ve never ever seen again anywhere.I get supplies and on occasion a bird or two. I have sufficient area to quarantine, otherwise I might not. I’m a bit paranoid about disease so the supplies I get I leave outside in the sun for 2 weeks for UV sterilization.

GlassOnion wrote:Oh, I truly don’t think that a conscientious, responsible breeder who genuinely worries for the health of his babies would participate in a bird fair to sell babies.I went to a bird show in Atlanta right after putting a deposit on my baby and the breeder goes to that show specifically because they have the entire back corner to themselves. Nobody comes within 6 feet of her birds. They’re there for show, education, and publicity so that she can make contact with people afterwards. She is, in my limited opinion, one of the best strictly-eclectus breeders in the nation from how many I’ve researched and spoken with. The fact that she’s local is a coincidence. Honestly, she’s top notch. Not that there may not be a fair share of sketchy “breeders” and risk with so many birds in one room, but I wouldn’t go so far as to say that every breeder there is being careless.Aside from birds, it really is a great place to get cages and supplies as long as you have a careful eye and willingness to barter

Hi, I’m very interested in going to one of these! There is a bird “show” is what they call it coming up in my state in August and I am planning on going for my birthday. :] Hopefully I can find a cage there worth buying! If not, I’ll order one online. I don’t plan on bringing anything living home that day, but you never know ;] So, would it be a wise idea to buy a baby at one of these things or not so much? And… Is a bird “show” the same thing as a bird “fair” or expo?

Pet Parrots & Exotic Bird Shows - next 5 weeks September 17-19-Fayetteville, NC - All American - Sandhills Budgerigar Society Holiday Inn, 1944 Cedar Creek Rd. I-95 (Exit 49). (828)-754-6746 . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 19-Kansas City, MO - Beak n Wings Annual Fall Bird Expo with Mattie Sue Athan Metropolitan Community College Exhibit Hall, 1775 Universal Ave. (913)-322-3398 9am-4:30pm, Admission: $5, Children 10 and under Free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 19-20-Norcross, GA - Atlanta’s Exotic Bird Fair North Atlanta Trade Center, 1700 Jeurgens Ct., off Oakbrook Pkwy, I85 exit 101 (770)-279-9899 Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Admission: Adults $4 for all weekend, under 13 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 19-20-Ft. Worth, TX - Bird Fair & All Pet Expo Will Rogers Exhibit Hall, Richardson Bass Building, Brown Lupton Exhibit Hall, 1501 Rip Johnson Dr. (214)-244-0350 Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm, Admission: $4, children 6 and under free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 20-Wheaton, IL - Reptile and Exotic Animal Show and Sale DuPage County Fair Grounds Buildings B & C, 2015 Manchester Rd., Manchester & N. Country Farm Rds. (630)-640-4924 10am-3pm, Admission: $5, 10 and under free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 20-Dayton, OH - Greater Dayton Bird Fair and Auction Montgomery County Fairgrounds, 1043 S. Main St. (937)-848-4819 10am-4pm, Admission $4, under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 20-Oak Creek, WI - Oak Creek Exotic Bird Fair American Legion Hall, 9327 S. Shephard Ave. (608)-362-4696 10am-3pm, Admission: $2. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 25-27-San Marcos, CA - Budgie Fanciers of San Diego County’s Show Lake San Marcus Resort & Country Club, 1025 La Bonita Dr. (858)-487-7976 . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 26-Mundelein, IL - Finch & Softbill Breeders & Exhibitors Club’s Annual Show Crowne Plaza Hotel, 510 E Rt 83. (847)-963-1926. 7am checkin, 10am Judging, Admission: $3,. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 26-Valparaiso, IN - Exotic Animal, Reptile and Bird Swap/Sale National Guard Armory, 1502 Linwood Ave., Highway 30. (219)-617-4184 10am, Admission: $3. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 26-Bedford, NH - BOAF Annual Bird Show Sheraton Wayfarer Convention Center, 121 S. River Rd. (603)-362-6106 10am-4pm, Admission: $6, under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 26-Brooklyn, NY - New York Finch & Type Canary Club Annual Show St Judes Church, 1677Canarsie Rd & 9401 Seaview Ave. (718)-967-6899 8am-5pm. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 26-San Antonio/Live Oak, TX - Alamo Exhibition Club’s Fall Bird Mart Live Oak Civic Center, 8101 Pat Booker Blvd. (I-35N and Loop 1604). (830)-303-0840 9am-5pm, Admission: Adults $3, under12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 26-Richmond, VA - Exotic Bird Fair & Expo Richmond Raceway Complex, Colonial Bldg., 600 E. Laburnum Ave. (727)-862-1542 9am-4pm, Admission: $5, children under 10 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 26-27-Lafayette, LA - Acadiana Bird Club’s Cajun Heartland Bird Fair Heymann Performing & Arts Center, 1373 S. College Rd. (337)-896-1697 Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Admission: $3, children under 5 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 26-27-Aiken, SC - Exotic Bird Fair & Sale Aiken Fairgrounds Jaycee Building, 1566 Columbia Hwy N, exit 22 I20 (423)-240-8423 Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Admission: $5, 12 and under free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 27-Port Charlotte, FL - Cage Bird Club of Charlotte County’s Annual Bird Show and Fair Charlotte County Fairgrounds, 2333 El Jobean Rd. rte 776. (941)-815-0879 10am-4pm, Admission: $4, under 10 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 27-Joliet, IL - Joliet Bird Fair Knights of Columbus Hall, 2720 Jefferson (937)-377-3607 10am-3pm, Admission: $3, under 9 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------September 27-Medina, OH - Exotic Bird Fair Expo Medina Fair Grounds, 735 W.Lafayette Rd.,(Rt. 42). (419)-685-2412 10am-4pm, Admission: Adults $4, under 12 $1. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 03-Redwood City, CA - Redwood Budgerigar Society’s Show Redwood City Parks & Recreation Center, Red Morton Center; 1400 Roosevelt Ave. (209)-522-4617 . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 03-Wheaton, IL - Reptile and Exotic Animal Show and Sale DuPage County Fair Grounds Buildings B & C, 2015 Manchester Rd., Manchester & N. Country Farm Rds. (630)-640-4924 10am-3pm, Admission: $5, 10 and under free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 03-Des Moines, IA - Mid America Cage Bird Society’s All Bird Show Des Moines Airport Hotel By Best Western, 1810 Army Post Rd. (515)-278-9159 10am-4pm. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 03-Freeport, L.I., NY - Long Island Parrot Society’s Parrot Expo Freeport Recreation Center, 130 E. Merrick Rd. (631)-957-1100 9am-5pm, Admission: Adults $8, Srs 60+ $3, under 12 $2, under 2 Free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 03-Columbia, SC - Exotic Bird Fair Expo & Sale Jamil Shrine Center, 206 Jamil Rd. I 26 Exit 106 (727)-862-1542 9am-4pm, Admission: $5, under 10 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 03-Corpus Christi, TX - Coastal Bend Caged Bird Club’s Bird Mart Al Amin Shrine Center Pavillion, 2001 Suntide Rd. I35 exit 7. (361)-241-6243 9am-5pm, Admission: $3 adults, Children under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 03-Ft. Worth/Azle, TX - Ft. Worth Bird Club’s Annual Show Azle Community Center, 404 W Main St. (817)-478-8320 8am-6pm. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 03-04-Pensacola, FL - Southern Bird Expo Pensacola Fairgrounds, 6655 Mobile Highway, I10 exit 7A Pine Forrest Rd. (251)-422-1037 Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Admission: $5, under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 03-04-Webster, TX - Bird Fair & All Pet Expo Webster Civic Center, 311 Pennsylvania (214)-244-0350 Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 9am-4pm, Admission: $4, children 6 and under free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 04-Tucson, AZ - Avicultural Society of Tucson’s Exotic Bird Expo Grant Inn Event Ctr., Grant Rd. and I-10 exit 256 (520)-790-7587 9am-4pm, Admission: Adults $5, Seniors and Children 12-18 $3, under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 04-Madison, WI - Madison Wisconsin Exotic Bird Fair and Sale VFW Hall, 301 Cottage Grove Rd. (608)-362-4696 10am-3pm, Admission: $2. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 10-St Augustine, FL - St Augustine Exotic Bird Show Elks Lodge, 1420 A1A South. (904)-955-9200 9am-5pm, Admission: $4, under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 10-Rolling Meadows, IL - Rolling Meadows Bird Fair and Sale Rolling Meadows Community Center, 3705 Pheasant. (937)-377-3607 10am-3pm, Admission: $3, under 9 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 10-Hamburg, NY - Canary And Finch Bird Show Holiday Inn, 5440 Camp Rd. (716)-649-2705 7am-5pm. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 10-Houston, TX - Canary & Finch Society’s Bird Fair & Show Baymont Inn, Bush Internationao Airport, 502 N. Sam Houston Pkwy E (281)-259-7951 9am-3pm. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 10-11-Albuquerque, NM - New Mexico Bird Club’s Fall Bird Mart New Mexico National Guard Armory, 600 Wyoming Blvd. (505)-220-7113 Sat 9am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm, Admission: Adults $4, Seniors $3, under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 10-11-Nashville, TN - Middle Tennessee Cage Bird Club’s Exotic Spring Fair Tennessee State Fairgrounds, Creative Arts Bldg., 1125 Wiklson Dr. I65S exit 81. (270)-825-3628 9am-4pm, Admission: $4. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 11-Santa Rosa, CA - Redwood Empire Cage Bird Club’s Annual Exotic Bird Expo & Sale Sonoma Fairgrounds, Kraft Hall, 1350 Bennett Valley Rd. (707)-526-5505 10am-4pm, Admission: Adults $7. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 11-Brooksville, FL - West Florida Bird Mart Hernando County Fairgrounds, 6436 Broad St., Highway 41 (352)-212-6879 9am-4pm, Admission: Adults $3, under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 11-Liberty, NY - Catskill Exotic Bird Club’s Pet Bird Show Liberty Ambulance Corps Building, Mill St. (845)-292-5242 10am-5pm, Admission: Adults $3, Children under 12 $1. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 11-Cincinnati/Sharonville, OH - Southern Ohio Bird Fair Holiday Inn-Sharonville, 3855 Hauck Rd. I-275 exit 46 (513)-875-2894 10am-4pm, Admission: $4, kids under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 11-Columbus/Worthington, OH - Ohio Bird Fair Doubletree Hotel, 175 Hutchinson Ave. I270 exit 23 (419)-685-2412 10am-4pm, Admission: $3, kids 9 and under free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 16-18-Tigard, OR - Cascade Budgerigar Society of Oregon’s Show Phoenix Inn Suites – Tigard, 9575 SW Locust St. (503)-357-6417 . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 15-18-Plano, TX - Lone Star State Canary Club 31st Annual ALL Canary Show Holiday Inn Express, 700 East Central Pkwy. (I-75 at East Park Blvd). (337)-725-6365 9am-5pm. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 17-New Albany, IN - Southern Ohio Bird Fair National Guard Armory, 2909 Grantline Rd. (513)-875-2894 10am-4pm, Admission: $4, kids under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 17-Baltimore/Parkville, MD - Baltimore Bird Fanciers Fall Mart & Finch Show Tall Cedars of Lebanon Hall, Putty Hill Ave. & Harford Rd. (410)-256-9326 9am-4pm, Admission: $4, under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 17-Weymouth, MA - Massachusetts Cage Bird Association’s Show Weymouth Lodge of Elks, 1197 Washington St. (781)-335-3927 . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 17-Grand Rapids, MI - Great Lakes Avicultural Society’s Spring Bird Fair The Delta Plex, 2500 Turner NW. (616)-361-0140 10am-4pm, Admission: $3 adults, $2 Srs, 12 and under free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 17-Livonia, MI - Michigan Society of Canary and Finch Breeders Bird Fair Quality Inn, 30375 Plymouth Rd. & Middle Belt. (313)-247-5900 9am-3pm, Admission: $4, 11and under free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 17-Grandview, MO - Greater Kansas City Avicultural Society’s Bird Fair Coronation of Our Lady Catholic Church, 13000 Bennington. (816)-554-3922 9am-4pm, Admission $2, 10 and under free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 17-Grants Pass, OR - Northwest Bird Club’s Annual Bird Mart Josephine County Fairgrounds, Flower Bldg. (541)-826-8687 10am - 6pm. Admission: $2, free parking. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 17-Pawtucket, RI - Rhode Island Budgerigar Society Howard Rogers Post #25, McCallum Ave. (203)-467-2910 . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 17-Richardson/Dallas, TX - Bird Fair & All Pet Expo Richardson Convention Center, 411 W. Arapaho Rd. (214)-244-0350 Sat 9am-5pm. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 18-Largo, FL - SunCoast Avian Society Exotic Bird Fair Minnreg Building, 6340 126th Ave. North, 2 blocks W of US19. (727)-726-6864 9am-4pm, Admission: Adults $3, under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 18-Wheaton, IL - Reptile and Exotic Animal Show and Sale DuPage County Fair Grounds Buildings B & C, 2015 Manchester Rd., Manchester & N. Country Farm Rds. (630)-640-4924 10am-3pm, Admission: $5, 10 and under free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 18-Oak Creek, WI - Oak Creek Exotic Bird Fair American Legion Hall, 9327 S. Shephard Ave. (608)-362-4696 10am-3pm, Admission: $2. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 24-Fresno, CA - Sequoia Budgerigar Society’s Show ASBAREZ Club, 2348 Ventura at “N” St. (209)-533-3496 . --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 24-Springfield, IL - Ilini Bird Fanciers’ Fall Bird Fair Church of the Little Flower, 800 Stevenson Dr. (217)-422-2092 Admission: $3, under 10 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 24-Harahan, LA - Cajun Canary & Finch Club Show St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 6500 Jefferson Hwy. (504)-254-0809 Bench opens Friday 3-6 PM, Saturday 8-8:30 AM; Judging starts Saturday 9am-4pm. $2/bird $40 max. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 25-Glendale, AZ - Arizona Aviculture Society’s Bird Mart Glendale Civic Center, 58th Ave. & Glenn Dr. (602)-843-4892 9am-4pm, Admission: Adults $5, kids under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 25-Orlando, FL - Exotic Bird Society of America’s All Bird Expo Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Dr. (US50). (407)-855-3367 9am-4pm, Admission: $5 Non-Members $4 Members, under 10 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 25-Joliet, IL - Joliet Bird Fair Knights of Columbus Hall, 2720 Jefferson (937)-377-3607 10am-3pm, Admission: $3, under 9 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 25-Columbus, OH - Southern Ohio Bird Fair Fort Rapids Indoor Resort, 4560 Hilton Corporate Dr. (513)-875-2894 10am-4pm, Admission: $4, kids under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 25-Pittsburgh/North Huntingdon, PA - Exotic Bird Fair Expo Circleville Fire Hall, 129 Robbins Station Rd. off rte 30. (419)-685-2412 10am-4pm, Admission: Adults $4, under 12 $1. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 31-Modesto, CA - Central California Cage Bird Club’s Show - NFSS Sportsmen of Stanislaus Club, 819 Sunset Ave. (209)-838-2466 9am-4pm, Judging starts 10am, Admission: $2, under 15 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 31-St. Charles, IL - Greater Chicago Cage Bird Club’s Annual Show & Fair Du Page Expo, 4050 East Main St. (630)-640-4924 9am-5pm, Admission: $3. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 31-Valparaiso, IN - Exotic Animal, Reptile and Bird Swap/Sale National Guard Armory, 1502 Linwood Ave., Highway 30. (219)-617-4184 10am, Admission: $3. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 31-Charlotte, NC - Exotic Bird Fair Expo & Sale Metrolina Expo; 7100 Statesville Road; I-77 Exit 16 (727)-862-1542 9am-5pm, Admission: $5, under 10 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 31-Exton, PA - Chester County Bird Club’s Bird Show & Mart School at Church Farm, 1001 E. Lincoln Hwy. Rte 30. (717)-497-7530 10am-5pm, Admission $6. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------October 31-Ft. Worth/Arlington, TX - Ft. Worth Bird Club’s Bird Mart Will Rogers Exhibit Hall, Amon G Carter Exhibit Hall, Burnett/Tandy Dr. (817)-478-8320 10am-6pm, Admission: $5 adults, $3 seniors, $1 children under 12. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------November 01-Fresno, CA - Central California Avian Society’s Semi-Annual Bird Mart Fresno District Fairgrounds, Industry/Commerce Building (559)-228-1737 9am-3pm Admission: $5, under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------November 01-Ft. Meyers, FL - Exotic Bird Fair Expo & Sale Araba Shrine Center, 2010 Hanson St. (727)-862-1542 9am-4pm, Admission: $5, under 10 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------November 01-Ft. Wayne, IN - Hoosier Bird Buddies Annual Fall Bird Festival Allen County Fairgrounds, 2720 Carroll Rd. (260)-244-9690 10am-4pm, Admission: $3, under 12 free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------November 01-Cleveland/Brook Park, OH - Ohio Bird Fair UAW Local 1259 Hall, 17250 Hummel Rd. I71 exit 237. (419)-685-2412 10am-4pm, Admission: $3, kids 9 and under free. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------November 01-Madison, WI - Madison Wisconsin Exotic Bird Fair and Sale VFW Hall, 301 Cottage Grove Rd. (608)-362-4696 10am-3pm, Admission: $2.