Hi, I am a new quaker parent and I was wondering if someone can help. I just got Marshall about two weeks ago he is ten weeks old and when we first got him he was really chill just sat on my shoulder and then a few days ago he started flapping his wings non stop. The only times he stops is when he is in his cage, as soon as he sees me or hears me he will flap his wings constantly. When he is on my shoulder he will make a squaking sound like he is mad and it seems like he will is trying to attack me but he does not hurt me. Any thoughts if this is normal? Any info would be appreciated. Thank you.
Welcome to the Forum. I haven't heard of any other parrots who flap their wings constantly like Marshall is doing. Since he does it mainly when he sees or hears you, it may be his way to get your attention. I'm not too sure about his behavior when he's on you shoulder either. Maybe someone else on the Forum has some ideas for you.
Hi and welcome to the forum. Your Quaker is still very young I wonder if it’s going the wing flapping begging for food thing that babies do He might just be begging to be fed Is he eating ok by himself ? You could get a gram scale to make sure he is eating enough.
I think Caseysmom is right - it sounds like begging behaviour that all young birds do. Bonnie still does the flapping thing now and then when she is unsure or afraid of something, and she is now 5 years old. Relish it while you can, as it's kind of cute!