I am off to see and probably pick-up my first Quaker. I have previously had an Indian Ringneck that was silly tame and had been my companion for 6 years. My immediate concern is how a quaker is likely to view my other residents. I have 4 flying squirrels in an aviary, a chipmunk, and two baby tortoises. Are these in danger, will the quaker try to break into their enclosures.
Welcome and congratulations on getting a Quaker. Our Quaker Casey does not bother any of the other pets in our house. There is a finch cage in the same room as his and he’s never gone over to it. He really just likes hanging out on top of his cage. If he does fly it’s just to circle around and land back on top. He has never chewed anything not on or in his cage. Every Quaker is different though. I think he is like this as when we got him if he flew off his cage we would get him to step up put him back on top of his cage and walk away. If he was just on or in his cage he got lots of positive attention. We also have two small dogs. Casey is their lookout. He always wakes them if they forget to bark at something outside the window. He has never flown down to hang out with them. Though if he did they would run away I suppose tortoises wouldn’t care if he flies like my dogs do.
Looking forward to hearing more after you get your Quaker home
He seems to be an absolute angel, No doubt tomorrow, when he/she has weighed me up and feels the honeymoon period is over I'll find out what the real Charlie is like! Lol. My query was made following my reading something that seemed to lead me to believe I was in for a heap of trouble. Maybe tomorrow!
A lot of different reactions are possible, but I would expect your QP to be curious about the other animals in residence. Quakers are typically curious about everything. Your QP may be intimidated by the other animals, or he may want to try to show them who's boss, or he may choose to ignore them completely. I guess you'll have to wait and see what happens.