I once joined this board, many, many years ago, and had a different user name and email address, that I do not remember, so I just joined again. I have an almost 21 year old quaker (she could be 21 already but this is our best guess) named Sugar. My husband's grandma gave her to me 20 years ago, when someone that she worked with could not keep her, and she knew I had a quaker once before. So I gladly welcomed this approximatly 6 month old little quaker into my home. She was already named Sugar, so I kept her name. She was sweet! Didn't bite, let my then 7 year old daughter hold her, and the only person she seemed to DETEST was my then 18 month old daughter. That same daughter is 22 now and when Sugar hears her voice on the phone, she makes a very distinct squack that she doesn't make any other time, other than when she hears her voice, lol.
Sugar has had some health issues, which I will now go to one of the other boards to post about and see if I can read some stories about other birds with the same issues. My vet said she is the oldest quaker she has seen yet, although I have heard they can live much longer than 21, I don't know how many do live much longer, and I'm hoping to hear that many do. We know she is probably getting near the end and want to keep her comfortable and stress free as long as we can.
So I look forward to looking around the boards and seeing about other quakers health and crazy stories.
My name is Lee Ann and I live in Orlando, Florida.