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Quakers, the unknown mini-parrot

February 26, 2009 | By Dwelborn65202 | 2 comments

Quakers are generally classified as parakeets, but IMHO they are closer to being a mini-parrot. They have awesome personalities, talk up a storm & love their people unconditonally. They are precious little souls who enjoy attention in any form, especially being hugged & cuddled. My Vinnie says 25+ words & phrases, whistles, laughs & mimics the calls of wild birds he hears through his bedroom window.
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Dwelborn65202
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Dwelborn65202
5 years ago

Yes, I have. I am lucky enough to have a friend who visits Vinnie twice a day when I'm gone. They, like most parrots, are relatively high maintenance, needing cuddling & interaction. Routine is important, I feed alot of fresh fruits & vegetable that need to be replaced twice a day. My friend spends alot of time with Vinnie & keeps his routine like clockwork.

My Vinnie has his own room with a window that looks out over my yard. I live on the edge of the woods, so he gets to watch the local wildlife come to feed at feeders I've placed (squirrels, raccoons, deer, turkeys, etc). That helps. It's like birdie TV. ;-)

Best of luck!

Karen C.
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Karen C.
5 years ago

Have you ever left your bird alone for a few days? I am a new Quaker owner and have to leave town for a few days. I do have a sitter to come in and check on Tiki, but I am really worried that the bird will be lonely. He is out of his cage most of the day. Any suggestions?

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