The Quaker Parrot (Monk Parakeet) may be the best Parrot.

THE Quaker's speaking ability is considered by many, to be in the Top Ten of Speaking Birds. Many of the more popular Parrots, don't have much of a personality. They may speak a bit clearer, with a few more phrases, but personality? Not so much!
This little guy will keep you on your toes.................... What's that your eating? I want some!.....Where you goin'? Take me with you!!!!! I Love to sing!! Teach me a song. The Nest Building is Unique to the Quaker Parrot (monk Parakeet). Give him some materials, and watch him go!
Don't let your Shepard, or Siameese around!!! They'll be chased down the hall, by this little bundle of feathers.

The Quaker's speaking ability is astounding!

SMOOCHES' cage cover is an orange towel. He knows it as "My Baby". Time appropriate, he says, "You got my Baby", "Here's your Baby", "We go Beddie-Bie". It's now time for "Peek-a-boo".
The "Time Appropriate Speech" is rare to any "Mimicking Birds" While the Quaker does mimic many sounds , there are many things you may hear from the Quaker, You won't hear from most other Parrots.
While your washing your hands, or maybe some Vegies, "Whatcha doin'". Maybe if you leave the room, "Where ya goin'", "I Love You", "I miss You", or maybe just a "big wet kiss". We can't forget "Come 'ere"!!!!
The Quaker Parrot is definitely a "HUGE PARROT, in a TINY BODY"
If your thinking about placing a bird into your home, don't overlook "The Quaker Parrot"!

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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Baby Quaker Parrots

Babies: a short description of breeding, nesting, incubation, and raising the young.

Quaker Parrots' breeding season varies a bit by location. November - March. (In the Northern Hemisphere) One breeder in Australia, says breeding season can range from Aug. to Feb.Generally, about a one and a half month cycle.

After successful breeding, an egg can be expected in, around,25-28 hours, with an additional egg following every other day. A second cluch may follow about 4 weeks later. Cluch size averages around five eggs. Incubation, 24-28 days. The babies are weened in about 6-8 weeks. Hand feeding, takes another 2-3 weeks. 

Quaker Pregnant Parrot? I think my Quaker Parrot Is Pregnant. Is my Quaker Parrot Pregnant?

Pregnancy described, Non-Scientifically; Basically, Pregnancy requires a couple of variables. The embryo, inside the mother's womb, must attach itself to the mother, for life giving exchanges of nutrients, and excretions. The mother must deliver "Live Birth". The new-born must suckle from the mother. These, and a few other things, equal "pregnancy".

While some people think Quaker Parrots get pregnant, they don't. Pregnancy is common to, mainly, mammals. There are exceptions to this. I know of some sharks and snakes that incubate the eggs in a womb-like setting, and give live birth, but the Embryos do not attach to the mother, and the newly born, do not suckle.

Because birds don't suckle, they don't have the necessary enzymes to break down dairy products. A small amount of low-fat, no-sugar dairy, on occasion, won't harm your fid, but a large amount can back up in the crop, and develope bacterial contamination. This can lead to severe health issues, even death.

Again, Quakers do not get pregnant. Quakers breed then lay their eggs in a nest.

In the wild, Young Quakers are ready to leave the nest, around 8-10 weeks. In captivity, it's around 9-12 weeks. 

Once the babies are fledged, (ready to leave the nest) they are ready to start building their own nest.

Usually, a Quaker will attach it's new nest to an existing one, but occasionally, the young Quaker will go off on his own, and start a "new nest". Hence, the beginning of a new "condo".


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