Hello - I have one 6 months Blue Quaker and he/she has been at our house for a bit over a week now. My husband thinks we should get another opposite sex Quaker as a playdate in our home. Because I would like both of our Quakers to get along with humans, more than each other, we would most likely to separate them in the separate cages. Our question is that is it better that they are opposite sex? Or is it better that they are the same sex? We just want them to get along so we do not mind if they have babies or not. Just want to keep a peaceful home and they bond to humans - AND the birds get along with each other when they are out of their own cages. I do not know the gender of the current Quaker but will get DNA tested if gender plays an important role to get a second one. I am not sure if our Quaker has formed personalities yet but he is not cage aggressive and he hops on our arms and walk around the house. He bit once on my son's finger and he is nippy. He does not play or destroy any toys in the cage. I have not had any other pet birds so I am not an expert at all. Thank you.
The standard advice is "only get a second parrot if you want one, not just to provide a companion for the parrot you already have." So that's something you'll need to think through before moving forward. It sounds like you have a happy Quaker already. Unfortunately, there's no guarantee that any two parrots of either sex will get along. I know of someone who had both a male and a female Quaker who didn't like each other at all. Someone else I know has two male QPs who are best buddies, often to the exclusion of their human companions. Separate cages is a good idea and can help maintain the human-parrot bond. Good luck with whatever you choose to do.
I agree with cnyguy, in that getting another parrot based on an assumption they would get along is probably not a good idea at this point. Your bird is still only very young. Also remember that you would have to spend 1:1 time with each bird separately in order to maintain your relationship with them. Another thing would be that if you got another quaker and they had babies you would not only have to hand-rear the babies, but you would have to find homes for all of them within the space of two months or so. I'm not trying to put you off, but these are the things I would consider carefully. All the best.