The "Quaker Parrot" is also known as Monk Parakeet The Latin name is Myiopsitta Monachus.
Baby Quaker Parrots
Size: The size of a Quaker Parrot is usually between 28cm to 33cm, 11 to 13 inches.
Many people have said to me while looking at our stock, that they look like big budgies!
Colours: Here in Australia the colours most available are green and blue to buy as pets.
There are yellow and whites here already, only in small numbers and very expensive for the pet owner at $10,000 for a pair.
Price: We sell our hand raised babies for $350 for Greens and $400 for blues, they all come with their own DNA certificate. If you specifically want a boy or a girl make sure they come with a DNA certificate.
Life expectancy in captivity: 15 to 30 years. Depending on diet.
Talking ability: Quaker Parrots have been documented as one of the top 10 talking birds in the Parrot world, some say as good as an African Grey Parrot.
Origin: Quaker Parrots originally come from South America, living in the temperate areas of Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia.
Quaker Parrot Nests in the wild: Quaker parrots are great nest builders see here....Quakerville.com
Temperament: The Quaker Parrots are very smart, funny and love to play. They are always on the go keeping themselves busy. They have a contagious personality, most parrot owner's love. These birds are as, loving, sensitive and loyal as any pet owner could wish for.
The Quaker can become a one person bird if they are not socialised with the whole family when they are still babies.
Many people in the forums post about their Quakers biting them and drawing blood.
They say my angel Quaker turns into a dragon and bites me. This behavior stems from the Quakers environment and training.
It never seizes to amaze me how many people buy Quaker Parrots on an impulse without knowing anything about them!
My advice is to do your due diligence by researching the Quaker Parrots fully before buying one. Also get some training yourself and know how to become a good owner. You will save yourself a lot of heartache
Are Quakers noisy?
Quaker parrots can entertain themselves all day long with there chirps and whistles and vocalizations. For the most part they are very moderate with their noises and they are not disturbing to me or my neighbors.
Off course if you house more than 1 Quaker parrot in the same room you would expect it to be a little more noisy.
Housing your birds
If your bird spends a lot of time in the cage it pays to purchase a cage as large as your budget allows. 500 cm x 500 cm is about the right size cage to purchase.
Quaker parrots love to climb and clown around so it pays to give them a little extra room
Feeding your Quaker
To give your bird the best quality of life its also important to give your Quaker the best possible diet.
There is no 100% risk free diets for healthy birds but you can reduce the risk by taking a few simple steps by planning a variety of healthy foods to give to your Quaker parrot.
We feed our birds on a variety of foods ranging from.......
Bird Seed: Cockatiel mix or peach face mix. It"s important to check the seed daily as they tend to have a habit of leaving all the husks in the container which to the eye looks full all the time.
Sprouted Seeds: Next time you're in the supermarket you might want to check out their refrigerated salad section, They have a product called Crunchy Sprouts. The product is a combination of sprouted beans and peas, comes in a 180gr packet perfect live food for 1 Quaker.... Tip: Rinse and drain the sprouts each time before feeding them to your bird.
Fruits and Vegetables.:We feed our birds fresh corn which has been frozen and thawed fresh fruits such as apples,oranges, grapes and a variety of melons when is season, we mix their fresh fruit and vegies with the sprouted seeds.
Fresh clean water is essential so change and wash the bowls daily.
Wishing You A Happy Quaker Parrot Ownership Experience :-)