I think Quakers are great birds and I feel drawn to their naughty and opinionated nature. Besides that their natural history is so unique among parrots. My Quakers have all been smart, one actually creepy-smart, and I feel like they are little persons. My Quaker birds have all been loving and would preen me gently.
I am wondering if others favor Quaker Parakeets as a pet parrot. Or do you like another species as much or prefer another species? I have loved all my birds but Quaker Parakeets just hit the spot.
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I think that Ralph is the perfect companion parrot for me. I'm not sure that any other Quaker would be as good a fit for me but I do have a soft spot for QPs. Having lived with an Amazon and a Grey, I can say the same about them. Which kind is my favorite? That's a tough choice and I'm not sure that I have an answer.
Quakers are fun little parrots but like cnyguy I don’t think I could pick a favourite. I’ve currently got finches too and they are fun to listen to. My firefinch has the most beautiful song and is great at telling me when the owl is around so I can get pictures. I’ve had budgies too, one lived to be 13, he basically hatched in my hand and I co parented him with his parents he was two weeks younger then his oldest silbing who were almost adult size. So I gave him extra food during the day abd carried him cupped in my hand. and he slept in the nest at night. My friend rescues parrots, we got Casey from her, and I’ve met so many different parrots at her house. All were neat. One African grey could sing opera beautifully, her hawkhead is really cool and so were the macaws I met. We chose Casey as he was small and I learned from her it’s not if your parrot will bite it’s when and I figured safer to go with less damage lol. Casey turned out to not be a biter. I’ve gotten only one hard bite from him when he was about 13 and it was very hot and humid and his hormones took over his brain one night before bed All parrots and birds are fascinating to me. At 16.5 Casey is part of our family and definitely very loved and I am very glad he joined us just over 16 years ago
Something I've often said-- and used in my signature line on another forum-- is "I never met a parrot I didn't like." Everything from a small budgie to a hyacinth macaw is interesting to me and I like to learn about all the different kinds of parrots. I always enjoy meeting them in person too. Not all of them would be a good fit for me though. As much as I admire them, a large macaw wouldn't fit in well here. I don't think a cockatoo would either though I do like them. I'm interested in wild birds too, but I don't think most of them would be suitable companion birds. I can't imagine having a Canada goose or a bald eagle in my living room. Even if I can't say that Quakers are my absolute favorite birds, they're certainly at the top end of my list.