Post by virginialover on Feb 19, 2015 14:44:55 GMT -5
Downsizing & moving to a small apartment and unfortunately no pets allowed. I have two Quaker parrots with cages and toys that must be relocated to a new loving home. As you all know, Quaker parrots are usually loud and territorial; mine are not different. One of the birds I know for sure is a female her name is Niko and the other one I'm not sure, the name is Birdy however they don't like to be on the same cage. I have pictures if someone is interested. Just let me know. Near Gainesville / Haymarket / Warrenton Area
Unfortunately I can't be of much help personally, as adding more birds to our flock at this point in time is not an option, but I live fairly close by (about 15 mins outside DC in NoVA) ... If I come across anyone that might be interested I will forward them here.
Unfortunately no luck so far... I wish I could be of more help here
There is a parrot store that is very close to my house that has been there for many years and they might have some good ways to get the word out to potential good homes in the area. I haven't been able to get over there in a while, but when I get a chance to go over there I will ask.
I know they would probably be willing to take them and try to find a home for them as I have seen them do this with other birds but I don't know if I would be comfortable with that personally if I were in your position. Would probably be pretty stressful for the little guys.
Post by Sharyn and Mr P on Feb 26, 2015 20:39:16 GMT -5
Something else you might consider is relinquishing your quakers to a rescue. I volunteer and foster for a local rescue down here in FL and we get a lot of birds in where for whatever reason, the owners just cant care for them anymore. Not every bird we get in is neglected or has a behavior problem, some are beloved pets whose owners, due to a life crises, have to relinquish them.
The parrots in our rescue are loved and well cared for by their foster parents and are matched very carefully with potential adopters. Although no one wants to have to give up their bird, sometimes it's for the best and a reputable rescue may be the way to go. Just a thought
I have always wanted Quaker, have had every biRD I could get my hands on. I GREW A HUMINGBIRD FROM MAYBE A DAY OLD TIL SHE COULD GO OUTSIDE. SHE CAME TO THE HOUSE AND BUZZED THE WNDOW UNTIL SHE GOT HER NECTAR. SHE EVEN LEAD US TO HER NESTS. SHE WAS THE NICEST BIRDS. MY LAST BIRD WAS A SUN CONURE. HER OWNER DIED AND WHEN SHE WANTED HIM HE WASN'T THERE. SO SHE CAME TO ME CRANKY AND BITEY, UNLESS SHE WAS ON MY SHOULDER. THEN SHE WAS POOPY, AND TOOK OFF MY EARRINGS AND POPPED THE LENSES OUT OF MY GLASSES. WE ENDED UP BEST FRIENDS,THOUGH. sHE DIED DURING A SEIZURE. SHE CAME FROM A HOUSE WITH TWO TEEN-AGED GIRLS, AND ALL SHE SCREAMED WAS 'HELP ME. HELP' I'VE RECENTLY BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH ALZHEIMER'S. WHEN I PASS GO THERE ARE MANY BIRD LOVERS IN THE FAMILY, THAT WOULD FIGHT OVER THEM. THEY WOULD ALEADY HAVE RELAIIONSHIPS WITH THEM. I LIKE TO SLEEP WITH THE BIRD, SO I WANT THEM BIG ENOUGH. TO. CUSSIG BITE ME OFF OF THEM. I WOULD LIKE 2 BIRDS. CUSSING WOULD BE A PERK. ANY ONE INTERESTED IN GIVING UP THEIR WELL BEHAVED SWEET TALKING BIRDS, TO A CUSSIN HOUSE? THANKS FORREADING MY BOOK. KAREN REA DICKERSON