Size: 30 cm / 12 inches
Life Expectancy: 25 - 30 years
About Quaker Parakeet
Quaker Parakeets are very witty and are a fun to be with. Unlike many other parrot species, a Quaker Parakeet's behavior can often be predictable. Therefore the Quaker Parakeet is more responsive when behavior modification techniques are needed. They have a loud and throaty call - something like quak or quarr that emanates a screechy sound.
The Quaker Parakeet has bright green upper parts. The forehead and breast are pale gray with darker scalloping and the rest of the under parts are very-light green to yellow. The remiges are dark blue, and the tail is long and tapering. The bill is orange. Variations include a blue color and a very rare yellow color.
Origin of Quaker Parakeet
The Quaker Parakeet originates from southeastern Brazil, Argentina and other South American countries.
A delight to tame, Quaker Parakeets can spend hours playing with toys. They also love swinging and climbing. Usually very cheerful and active, these birds are very vocal by nature. They can easily imitate words and phrases they hear often.
Other special characteristics are:
- Quaker Parakeets are intelligent, comical and engaging birds.
- They have a wonderful zest for life that people find contagious with a lively personality.
- Quaker Parakeets are also fearless birds.
Quaker Parakeets are very confident and social birds. They love to interact with their "flock" and are known around the world for their exceptional talking ability. In captivity, they tend to bond very closely with one person, and are known for their loyal nature. Most hand fed Quaker Parakeets are quite gentle and many make wonderful pets for younger bird owners.
Quaker Parakeet As A Pet
Quaker Parakeets are highly intelligent, social birds. Those kept as pets routinely develop large vocabularies. They are able to learn scores of words and phrases. This species is considered especially adept at learning. They are cheerful, happy, active birds and are very vocal by nature.
Good with people, can mimic voices and whistle. Quakers bond to one person when kept in a one-Quaker home, and can be very protective of this person. They are generally thought to be the best talkers of the "smaller parrots.
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