Good grief! That must be one expensive Parrot! For that money I hope he's already trained it to talk, step up and other tricks. The most expensive I have ever seen a hand raised King go for was $140! & non handraised ones as little as $65. Personally I wouldn't - what if something happens to her? Will be replace her? What if she has to go to a vet? Will he take her? Will he pay? Can you ask your family for a loan? Or find one a bit cheaper?
For that money I could have gotten you a proven breeding pair who when they lay you could have handraised your own! That is way too expensive - sorry to say you are being ripped off in a big way! You should get 2 birds for that price. It really annoys me when people take advantage of others like that. It costs around $60 to get a bird shipped to your nearest airport from anywhere in Australia.
I trust he is giving you a health guarantee and an avian vet check-up? All that should well and truly be included in that price.
I believe she is in Tasmania which might explain the lack of breeders, although I do know of a few breeders down there I don't know what they breed. LOL ole Fred is down there but I can't remember if he bred Kings.
I was hoping to get a pair for breeding at some stage as well, wouldve been prepared to spend no more than 400 for the pair, but I havent done my research properly yet. Geez karen havent heard freds name for ages.
hehe some people leave a lasting impression even if you don't want them to!
I saw a pair on Petlink the other day for $290. I also saw a 07 bred cock for $65 a few weeks ago, let me know if/when you are ready as I've got a contact who has dozens of contacts - I'm sure he'd be able to put you in touch with a breeder.