|Let me ask you this. Why buy from a pet store at over-inflated prices. I have tried to sell birds to a few local pet store with no luck at all most of them have told me they get a better deal from the farms in Florida. The birds they sell and advertise as Hand-fed babies, nine times out of ten came from a large breeding farm in the south. What does this mean to you. It usually means you get a bird that has had little if any human interaction and most are not hand-fed and not all of them are babies. When a pet store buys birds this way they have no control over what they receive. They place an order and up to 50 birds will be shipped by air in a crate. So what does this mean to you? You get a bird that cannot be handled, played with or enjoyed. Not all pet stores do this but there are more than you might think.