do you let your quakers build nests? mine is like 4 months old and is steeling my paint brushes and trying to poke them into places its so cute i think hes trying to build a nest, but isnt he a bit young? and do you know if the male or female builds the nest?
Ralph started showing an interest in building shortly after I got him at 6 months old. He has some thin wooden dowels, cut to about 9 inches long (that's about 23 cm) that he likes to arrange and rearrange. He isn't interested in building an actual Quaker nest and he never gets obsessed with his building projects. Building does keep him busy, mostly independently. Often when he uses all his sticks he squawks for me to take his structure apart so he can start over. Both male and female Quakers may build and weave while some aren't interested at all. You might want to provide your QP with some building materials of his own so he won't keep stealing your paintbrushes.