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

Health and Care of Your QUAKER PARROT


Health and Care of Your QUAKER PARROT


The Quaker Parrot is a very tough little Parrot. While Quakers originate from S.E. S. America, wild colonies can be found in Southern Canada, parts of the U.S., Central, and S. America, and parts of Australia, and Europe. The Quaker is able to adapt to, almost, anything Mother Nature can throw at it, but that doesn't mean, you don't need to take precautions. There are many things that can harm your little green monster.

For instance, most house hold plants are toxic to your fid. Most house hold chemicals are also toxic. (Non-Stick Cook Ware can kill the little guy)!! Do a little homework, and "Parrot-Safe" your house.

A question debated for decades is, "should I clip the wings?" Many people have varying reasons for their answers. Some are location (ease of escape). Another might be Human traffic. Are the doors being opened and closed all day? (possible escape). Another might be things around the house; ceiling fans, open toilets, plants, lamps, etc.

These are all good reasons to clip your fid. On the other hand, if you choose to not clip, these and many other things need to be "Bird-Safed".

Your Quaker needs fresh food and water daily. The diet should be mainly pellets, but can be supplemented with many treats, and Human foods There are many Human foods that are great for your fid, while others may be harmful, or toxic.

Cleanliness is a must! Your little bundle of feathers can get sick from his own fecal matter. Food dropped on the floor, can attract insects, and rodents.

Personal Hygiene is high priority. Always wash your hands before handling your baby. Your baby's hygiene is also a must. For Quakers in the wild, bathing is a communal event. Introduce your Quaker to bathing, by doing it yourself. Provide a water source, wiggle your fingers in it, splash around. Make it a game. This is completely, trial and error. Some like bowls. Some like large, shallow things, like pie, or cake pans. Some like to be misted. Some like the shower. SMOOCHES usually bathes in his spare water dish, but he loves to take a shower in the sink. After bathing, is "Your Quiet Time". Your little monster is going to spend, at least, an hour preening, picking, and drying. Enjoy this moment!!!!

Your baby is going to need someplace to call home. Minimum, recommended cage size for a Quaker Parrot, is 18x18x24, bar spacing,1/2"-5/8".  This space, barely allows for the bird to stretch to full extent, have a toy, and a perch. Your little monster is going to be around for 20-30 years. Allow him as much space as you have, and can afford.

Toys are a must. Quakers are highly energetic. While your not around, they need something to keep them entertained. Change toys, and perches around, periodically. This will aid in keeping the mind, and body active.

When you first get your master, consider how much time you'll be spending with him on a regular basis. Start your time together with this amount of estimated amount of time. A lot of time time now, followed by not much time later, can cause serious behavioral issues.

You can find many other hints, and tips by browsing my site.

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