Hello all, I am so happy to find you. I was given a green Quaker for my birthday never had a bird before. So much work! He loves talking does not stop asking me questions.i would like to ask please, where do I buy uncomtaminated branches, leaves, flowers that bubba can eat. I understand Australian natives are ok. But what do I do? Where do I get them? Off the street? Also I am not sure how much to feed him. He is always waiting to see what I give him. Can anyone tell me how much veggie or fruit should a Quaker have in one day? BTW Bubba is not really into fruit, just some banana. Chat soon
Hi and welcome! There are some Australian members on here who can give you good advice on what are the best native branches for Bubba, as for cleaning them, I believe you wash them and then put them in the oven on the lowest temperature (maybe 200F) for an hour or so to kill any bugs that might be on or in them. I have a parrot supply store near us so I have always gotten branches and perches from them
Casey gets about a tablespoon of pellets a day, some treats and a birdie size dinner of tiny portions of what we are eating, before the spices are added. Vegetables are better for them than fruits as fruit has lots of sugars. Casey does love banana too I think her most favourite vegetable is red pepper and she will eat every seed inside the pepper (If they are white and not moldy) She loves broccoli flowers, both raw and cooked and also sweet potato in small bits. Just keep trying different things and eventually Bubba might learn to like them.
Welcome! Here is a list of bird-safe (and unsafe) types of trees; you might be able to use it to guide you to find branches you can use. birdsafe.com safe/unsafe wood
Caseysmom has given you some good advice on feeding your QP. My QP Ralph doesn't care much for fruit either, but he does like vegetables. Fresh green peas are his favorite. He also likes garbanzo beans (chick peas), cooked lima beans and kale, among other things. Experiment a bit and you'll fin things your QP Bubba will like.