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Quaker Parakeets are intelligent, comical, stubborn, clever
birds with an over all wonderful personality.
Quakers can be good talkers, they are good at learning tricks, some
birds can be good cuddlers.
They can become aggressive towards their owners and other
birds that invade their space. They can also become very
possessive of their favorite person.
Be careful.....Quakers seem to have a pretty good memory and have
a unique ability at being able to get out of their cages.
If you don't pay enough attention to a Quaker Parakeet they
can become downright mean.
Facts about Pet Quaker Parakeets
Quaker Parakeets live from 20 to 25 years
They are about 11" tall
Quaker Parakeets are often referred to as Quaker Parrots,
Monk or Grey-Breasted Parakeets.
Quaker Parakeets come from South America. In the wild, Quakers
are the only species of parrots that build nest, the others
use holes in trees.
Common colors are: blue, cinnamon, green and yellow (latino)
Some states prohibit ownership of Quakers.
Quakers are monomorphic, meaning males and females look the same.
Other than lab testing, there is no real reliable way to tell
the difference other than to see which one lays the eggs.
In general, the males are a bit more aggressive in behavior and a
bit heavier in weight.
Young birds are not as bright in color as older ones.
Minimum cage size is 18" W x 22" L x 24" H
Keep cages away from drafts, open windows and the kitchen.
Quaker Parakeets are sensitive to smoke and strong odors. Cover the
cage at night to prevent drafts.
Have perches of different widths, diameters and textures
to help keep a Quaker Parakeet's feet healthy.
Quaker Parakeets should follow these feeding rules
Feed a Quaker Parakeet 3-4 teaspoons per day of a pellet or seed-based,
fortified parakeet diet.
They are messy eaters and will waste a lot of seed, with pellets
there is less waste and are easier on your budget.
About 5-10% of a Quaker's diet should be bite-sized fruits and
veggies like apples, bananas, grapes, melons, oranges, broccoli,
spinach, sweet potatoes, mustard greens and shredded carrots.
Offer daily or every 2-3 days.
Provide a cuttle bone or mineral block.
Quaker Parakeets should always have access to clean, fresh water.
Don't use tap water. We recommend Steam Distilled water
for it's purity.
Quakers are prone to Fatty Liver Disease. Do not allow a Quaker to
become overweight and make sure you stay away from all-seed diets
and other high fat foods.
suggestions for food for Quaker Parakeets
Healthy signs for a Quaker Parakeet
Clear, bright eyes
Clean, smooth feathers
Eats throughout the day
A curious and active disposition
Signs a Quaker Parakeet may not be feeling well
Change in droppings in excess of two days
Decreased appetite; weight loss
Decreased activity and grooming behavior
Discharge from nose or mouth; sneezing
Feathers fluffed for prolonged periods of time
Sitting at the bottom of cage
Wheezing or coughing