When your children are looking for a cute pet bird for a backyard cage at the Orange Bird Sale this Saturday just stay clear of the grey quakers.
The rare South American parrots can set you back about $25,000.
Orange Bird Society president Tony Ford said quakers would likely be the most expensive breed at the sale.
“A grey quaker sold for $25,000 last year,” he said.
“Green macaws have sold for about $20,000.
“The blue and gold ones are around $3000-$5000 now.”
Much better to stick with a pair of zebra finches for $5-$10 or canaries at $10-$20.
Mr Ford said about 2000 people would attend the show from just about every corner of Australia.
“There will be 6500-7000 birds up for sale with 40 trade stands,” he said.
“This is possibly the biggest bird sale in Australia.
“It is more popular now than it has ever been.”
It is on from 10am-2pm on Saturday at the PCYC with a $2 entry fee.
He said sellers needed to be there early to get a spot.