Quakers are affectionate birds who will get along with just about anyone. As with all parrots, they must be socialized to keep this personality they’re so well known for. Quaker Parrots are also called Monk Parrots. They’re green with a grey face, neck, and chest. They grow to be 12 inches long.
They live 15 to 20 years, and some even older due to modern healthier diets, exercise, and mental stimulation. Quakers are quite hardy and make great companion birds. When well supervised, they can make great pets for older children also.
Quaker Parrots, sometimes called Blue Monk Parrots, are actually a rare type of Quaker. Their blue color is not naturally occurring and is a genetic mutation. They grow to be 12 inches long.
They need daily social interaction, both direct with your household and indirect out of cage time, where they can see and be part of your “flock.” When appropriately socialized, a Quaker can become a great talker and is regarded as one of the best talking parrots, similar to that of an African Grey. If not properly socialized, Quakers are prone to becoming cage aggressive.
They love to chew, which is why they need a variety of toys to keep them mentally stimulated and get bored, which can lead to self-mutilation.
They need a variety of differently sized perches to help exercise and stretch their feet.