Hello, I am Mom to Charlie who was a neglected Quaker. He has been with us for 8 years now and has become a very nice family member,He is 19, talks like a fool and loves bossing around the dogs and cat, He begs for food and eats absolutely everything we do. Who knew Quakers like ice cream?
Welcome to you and Charlie! It's nice to have another older QP here. I'm sure he appreciates having a good home with you. Unlike Charlie, my QP Ralph wouldn't eat ice cream-- he doesn't like foods if they're too cold.
Hi Folks:-: I'm Mike/mikebike in South Surrey BC just North of the US border at Blaine WA I have several birds including Martha my Quaker of unknown age,and Coco the Quaker who is boned with Pandora the yellow sided Conure: Pandora crawled inside my shirt today to lay an egg!
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Post by msdani1981 on May 14, 2019 19:17:06 GMT -5
Hi Mikebike! I'm right below you, about 30 minutes from the Peace Arch crossing. Welcome! 😊
Dani and Zach ---------- FIDS: Taz (Cockatiel), Chewy (Quaker) and Lily (Budgie); Bilbo (Dog); Diablo (Cat); Mr. Newt; Fish; Camelia aka Cami (Horse); Pork Chop (Guinea Pig) Rehomed: Mickey the pigeon, Gypsy the horse, and 4 of the Jackson 5 (Diamond Doves) RIP: Arnie, Conan, Sammy, Petey, Ms. Praying Mantis, Tito, Pico, Mantis Shrimp, Fuzzy Lionfish, and Phoenix
Post by murphysstrings on Jun 9, 2019 10:29:47 GMT -5
Hello everyone, I’m Kim. I’m so pleased to have found this forum because yesterday my 15 year old daughter and I brought home our very young baby Quaker. We’ve named him/her “Q”. In the following introduction and explanation of the particulars of our newly launched parrot parenting endeavor, I’ll heretofore use the pronouns combination him/her in reference to Q because I feel strongly that referring to Q by it is just wrong. Reasons for settling upon the name Q, in quasi particular order of importance: research says he/she is potentially a great source of mischief, hence the diabolical connotations of the Q name, established long ago on Star Trek episodes.—Truth be told, I’m apprehensive. Next, because of my daughter’s infatuation with a ‘Q’ dubbed Kpop band member she thinks is gorgeous, about which I’m also apprehensive. And finally for the obvious Qs for Quaker and questionable gender. Moving on, Q’s hand fed using a pipette, and we’re taking turns feeding him/her in hopes he/she’ll bond with both of us. The breeder said we can wean him over the course of this week. We’re elated to have Q and excited to include him/her in as much of our lives as we can. To that end, I wonder if it’s feasible for him/her to adapt to travel between homes several days a week without upsetting him. Also, is it reasonable to take him to Florida with us every few months? That’s it for now! Thank you, all, for being here!
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Welcome to you and Q. Because Q is so young, he/she may adapt more readily to shuttling between two homes than an older parrot would. Parrots like routine, and moving back and forth will likely be accepted as part of Q's routine. The same is true of traveling to Florida. Some parrots love to travel, others do not (such as mine). Getting a parrot used to travel at a young age is often helpful in getting one to like it. All the best to you and Q.
Welcome to you and Q! Yeah, I agree with the others - the sooner you get Q used to travelling/shaking things up a little, the more he/she will take it in stride. Get'em while they're young! Our Bonnie loves going for a drive in the car. I find that if I don't make a big deal with things, but just stay 'matter-of-fact' with her (e.g., OK we're going for a drive), then don't fuss too much over her, she's fine.