Quaker Parrot for Sale

Quaker Parrot for Sale
The Quaker Parrot is a medium-sized bird that makes an excellent pet. They are the best talkers out of all mid-sized birds and are relatively inexpensive. The Quaker Parrot is a very inquisitive and intelligent bird. It has a fairly high ability for communication and will need a lot of attention. Owning a Quaker Parrot and knowing how
to properly care for it can be a very rewarding experience. With proper care, a Quaker parrot can live 20 years.

Quakers are very sweet birds that always want to be around you. They are very loyal to their owners and playful but can be stubborn
as well. They are very entertaining birds. Quakers do best in homes that spend plenty of time with them. You need to realize that these birds need lots of love and attention. Be sure that this bird is what you want before you get one.

Birds acclimate well to average household temperatures. The cage should be placed off the floor in an area that is well lit and away from drafts and sunny windows. Having one or two sides close to a wall will give them a feeling of security. A cage approximately 24″ W x 24″ D x 36″ H, with
metal bars spaced no greater than 1/2″ apart, makes a good home for your Quaker. Always select the largest cage you can afford. A variety of perch sizes and materials, such as natural branches
and concrete perches, allow your bird to exercise its feet, which helps prevent arthritis. A metal grate over the droppings tray will keep the bird from standing in the droppings. Line the droppings tray with cage paper or corncob litter for easier cleaning. To avoid contamination, do not place
food or water containers under perches. You will need food, water and treat dish.
Your Quaker will need a variety of toys to entertain itself and relive boredom when in the cage.
These birds are intelligent and require lots of mental stimulation. Rotate toys often.
Quakers will also enjoy some “chew” toys. They need frequent “out of cage” time to remain stimulated. Be sure the area is safe for the bird, and other family pets are kept separate.
Many owners trim their Quaker’s wings to prevent injury or escape through an open window or door. Creature Comforts offers a clipping service for a minimal fee if you are not comfortable doing so yourself. Quakers sleep in a
nest in the wild and will want a sleeping house. Leave the sleeping hut in the cage, even if your bird ignores it or seems fearful of it. Quaker parrots can take a while to adapt to change. Some will ignore a sleeping hut for weeks, then suddenly fall in love with it and sleep in it every night.

It is very important that you put your bird on a good diet to maintain their health. The base diet
should be pellets, such as Roudybush or Zupreem, not seeds. Other foods such as dark green
leafy vegetables, grated carrots, raw broccoli, squash, apple slices, breads, and grains should also
be offered. Variety is always good in a diet. You should not feed too many seeds because they are
fattening to birds. Some things you should never feed are caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, avocado,
and fruit seeds. These are toxic to all bird species. Food and fresh water need to be in the cage
at all times.

Maintaining cleanliness is essential for your bird’s health and well-being. Remove any uneaten
fruits and vegetables daily. Wash and dry food and water dishes daily. Fill with food and fresh
non-chlorinated water. Once a week, remove the bird to a safe place and wash the cage, perches
, and toys with Poop-Off. Dry the cage thoroughly before returning you bird. Cover the cage bottom with clean cage paper or corn cob litter. If you use a cage cover, it should be washed weekly
since it will accumulate feather dust. Replace perches, dishes, and toys when worn or damaged.

Quaker Playtime
Keeping a single parrot (as opposed to a pair or group) requires more human interaction and stimulation for your parrot. However, a single kept bird will also be much easier to tame! If you have a young quaker, it usually doesn’t take long for them to bond with their new owner. The main concern with parrots is biting, and the sooner this is corrected, the better. When your bird bites down too hard, be sure NOT to respond in a way that would be enjoyable or proactive to your bird (such as pulling away and making noise). The best way to correct this behavior is to divert the beak to an appropriate toy or leave your bird completely alone for 5-10 minutes. Foraging toys are great and promote your birds’ natural instinct to forge (Pisces recommends: HARI Bamboo Ring Abacus). Ideally, you should be able to provide your bird with 2 -3 hours of supervised playtime outside of its cage. Quakers like consistency! If you spend most of your time out of the house or have an irregular schedule, a quaker may not suit you.

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