Hello, I'm going to bring home a Quaker in a couple of weeks. She is blue, born May 30 and will be weaned when I pick her up. I've been trying to read up on Quaker's characteristic and how to train a baby parrot. Can someone provide a some good some good websites that specialize in Quaker? Appreciate you help in advance.
This one, and the companion site quakerparrots.com are about the best ones that you'll find. I can't really recommend any other Quaker-specific sites. There are some good books about QPs that you might find helpful, like Mattie Sue Athan's Guide to the Quaker Parrot.
I'm trying to get use to this forum as I never joined a forum before. Thanks for your reply. Another question, are males better talker than females? My Quaker pretty much stand on your her perch whether it's in her cage or play stand. She doesn't explore as I thought. She only 2 months. She doesn't eat treats when I give to her by my hands, she just shake her head. Please advise.
In my experience and from what I've heard on this Forum, there's no difference in talking ability between males and females. Also, again from my own experience with our Quaker, Bonnie, her colours will not change from what they are now. They are lovely little creatures and I wish you the best! Please keep us informed of her progress and ask more questions if you wish.
P.S. Regarding the shaking of her head, that's a baby behaviour which will diminish over time and gradually disappear (trust me, you'll miss seeing it, as it's so cute!). She will explore more as she gets older - 2 months is really a baby and she will remain a baby for a few more months. Cheers.
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Post by graciesmom on Aug 28, 2018 22:11:15 GMT -5
I brought my Gracie home just a day after being weened and she has now just turned 12 weeks old. I can see her little personality starting to develop. She is very curious, yet still a bit cautious in her exploring, always quick to run back to me if she feels uncertain. She seems to be practicing talking, though we have yet to understand her. I have to say the most important thing I've learned thus far is patience as she is,so young. Learning her behavior to understand what she is trying to tell me can be a challenge, but I am learning bit by bit. Enjoy your new baby. I have never had a QP before and I have found her to already be a delight!❤
Last Edit: Aug 28, 2018 22:12:37 GMT -5 by graciesmom