I have been asked if |I could give a second Quaker a home and I'm unsure about it.
Charlie (my bird, sex unknown) is about 5 years old. He came to me about 10 months ago and we hit it off almost straight away. He had a couple of days being a real sweetie then two days where he 'pushed the boundaries' which I did not stand for and ever since he's been really quite good in the main. However, I have no idea how he may, or may not, get on with a new bird.
I don't know at the moment anything about the new bird other than it speaks quite freely and 'doesn't like being put back in his cage! This to me sounds like he gets 'bitey at bedtime'! I don't know it's sex either.
Advice required please from people who have multiple quaker experience.
Hi, sorry I only have I one Quaker Two parrots means two cages as they would both need their own space. I think if you housed them together they would bond to each other and not to you or they could fight and not want to be together That’s just what I’ve been told, not something I’ve experienced. I think you might loose your bond with Charlie. There are people with multiple parrots so hopefully they will have more advice for you.
I agree with you and first thing this morning, I contacted the owner who was offering me his bird and said I didn't think it would be fair to either bird and would most likely be detrimental to both birds and to my relationship with Charlie so I was refusing his bird.
I have offered him the chance of finding him a forever home via this forum and am awaiting a reply. He's in Skewern, a suburb or Swansea.
I wonder if there are any parrot groups in Swansea. I am in a parrots Canada Facebook group and I do see people selling and rehoming on there. It’s hard though you want to really know the people and be sure you feel comfortable with the home you find. If your friend got them from a breeder, the breeder would be the best place to start to help find a home. Hope it all works out. Hope you and Charlie can hang around on the forum now that you’ve found it.