What are these cocky`s worth in the UK?

johngryphon

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Gang Gang Cockatoo`s,one of the most beautiful parrots we have imo.
I found them feeding on dandelions roots in the paddock today and went home for my camera.
I love to see them any time and look forward to them arriving as they are not full time residents in this part of bush Victoria.
I know that the UK has some very serious parrot keepers/breeders and thought I would ask the question on value.
In fact are there any GG`s in the UK?

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redlab

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can only find one reference to a gang gang cockatoo - that's when a banker stole £2 million to buy exotic birds in 2003 article says they were costing about 40000 Australian dollars then.......
 

johngryphon

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can only find one reference to a gang gang cockatoo - that's when a banker stole £2 million to buy exotic birds in 2003 article says they were costing about 40000 Australian dollars then.......
WHAT? You probably are not joking..holy shiite,that is a few quid!
 

johngryphon

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Ha ha quote "Raymond Sawyer, a spokesman for the Avicultural Society, from which Gardiner resigned after his arrest, described him as an engaging, quiet enthusiast."He is a charming man," he said. "He was always very honest as a treasurer. He obviously had a bit of a brainstorm. We rather wondered where the money was coming from.EQ
 

Samhuntvic

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Love those pictures John. One of my favourites too.
It seems that they have a varied diet. These were 100m from the ocean.
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Rasputin

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I feel you could only buy them if you were a specialist collector and given a hyacinth macaw will run you upwards of £30k I wager these wI'll go for a large sum.
 

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