We just got our first Quaker this week. Sunny is a four month old green Quaker. We had a green cheek conure that was lost when he flew away. We were miserable without a bird in the house. Decided a Quaker would be a good choice for us. He's still in settling in. This is his fourth day and just started noticing a little more relaxed bird. Will post a picture soon. Thank you for this forum. I know I'll be able to learn a lot.
We have adopted a GCC who is "getting nicer" lol. He is super cute but definitely no cuddly. He also screeches a lot. My daughter loves birds, she is 12, and I told her if she takes care of Poppy well then she can get one herself. So here we are looking a a baby quaker. We are also considering a cockatiel. I am very interested in the quaker for personality etc but hoping it will be a good fit. I love the sound of the personality but really need it to be family social as I am sure she will go to college one day and I will be the caretaker. I am also a little worried about the cage aggressive behaviors (can these be avoided) and if a quaker will mimic the extremely high pitch screeching of Poppy or if he may do his own thing. In any case I would love feedback from the group!
Welcome to the Forum! Every parrot has his/her own personality, and generalities about Quaker parrots don't always apply. My QP Ralph is not cage aggressive, nor is he noisy. It is possible that a QP in your household would pick up sounds or words from your GCC, and vice versa. Here in my home, Ralph hasn't imitated any of the sounds made by my adopted African Grey parrot Scooter, but Scooter imitates Ralph's squawk and other sounds Ralph makes. If your QP is well socialized with all family members, there should be no problem with you taking responsibility for his care and feeding in the future. A QP will probably not be best friends with everyone in the household, but can easily learn to accept and tolerate all of them.