Quaker parrots are a medium sized parrot and they have a long graduated tail. Quaker parrots are considered by many people to be intelligent and very hardy. They are usually very friendly with strangers but there are the usual exceptions. Some people consider Quaker parrots to be the best talkers of all the parrots.
If you think you might want to get a Quaker parrot check out the laws in your state as they are illegal to keep in some states. The Quaker parrot has established wild colonies in some states and they are considered pests.
The Monk parrot is one of the most popular Quaker parrots kept as a pet. They are a favorite because they learn to talk very quickly.
The behavior of Quaker parrots can go from aggressive, biting, noisy and obnoxious to charming, comical, cuddly and entertaining in a very short time. How they will behave will depend on how they have been raised.
Quaker parrots will bond with a person or location. They can get aggressive over their territory. Their play areas should be away from their cage so the bird does not establish this as their territory. To further reduce potential hostility, you can occasionally rearrange perches and toys in the cage. From time to time move the location of your bird’s cage. Take the bird to a strange place in your home. Be sure to set his cage lower than your head as this will make him more comfortable.
If your Quaker parrot has many toys he will not be as aggressive. Quaker parrots do play with their toys. They like to move them around to control their placement in the cage. They like simple toys like paper rolls, coffee stirrers, bells, twigs or branches and these will all l help to keep your Quaker parrot from getting bored. If your bird starts screaming cover his cage for a short time.
Quaker parrots may be nippy in and around their cage because they are so territorial. When they nip ignore them and he will learn quickly not to nip because they want your attention.
Quaker parrots should not have complete freedom in the home. They are very active and they could injure themselves.
Quaker parrots must be fed pellets, fruit and vegetables. You can not just feed them seeds. Many people think that all they have to do is give their parrots a dish of seeds and he is fed for the day. This is not true as seeds fed by themselves will not keep the parrot healthy and a parrot has to be healthy to be happy. They also need fresh water every day.
Quaker parrots are great pets but they must be socialized and trained. They will need a lot of your time and attention on a daily basis.