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Old 09-25-2019, 05:43 PM
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Re-homing two Quaker Parrots and Two Cockatiels

[Greenville, SC area] ~1 hour drive possible ~
Hello, I have had these birds for around a year now and with my daily schedule, being a full-time college student living off-campus, and working, I don't have a lot of time to be with them. They need the best of care and all the attention possible. They all have a different personality, they are all beautiful birds and they deserve the best.

Alpha - Cockatiel (Female?)
Omega - Cockatiel (Female?)
Loki - Blue Quaker (Female?)
Pikachu - Lutino (Yellow) Quaker (Male?)

I have had to keep the cockatiels away from the quakers due to them being aggressive toward each other. The cockatiels sleep in the same cage. The quakers do not sleep in the same cage, but do get along. No DNA tests were done, but it is suspected that Loki is a female(we will refer to Loki as him because we got the genders mixed up) and Pikachu is a male (which we will refer to as a she because we got the genders mixed up).
Diet:
All of these birds have been kept on a Zupreem pellet diet and are also given Laefbers Nutriberries on occasion whenever training. Millet is given as a treat.

I'm going to begin with talking about Alpha, my cockatiel. He (I assumed) is a very peaceful piano guy. He reminds me of a old man when he gets tired and grumpy. He like the quiet and twinkly music. He likes to be petted/spoiled and will always want the rubs, if not he will yell at you, but he is not a biter. If you insist he can be a nibbler. He is very passionate and bonds really well, if he ever sees you he will fly to you right away.

Next is Omega, the completion of the cockatiel duo. Alpha and her (I assumed) don't get along, they can coexist, but as far as preening and socializing, its a no-go. They (both Alpha and Omega) have two very different personalities. Omega is a wild and beautiful bird. She is content and will find every toy as her favorite. She is Marilyn Monroe beautiful, from her big eyes to her long beautiful mo hawk.

My Lutino Quaker, Pickachu, is a wild one as well. She is an amazing mimicker, she gives the best kisses, and plays the best games of peekaboo. She's not too keen on trying new foods and during the night she likes to see a little bit of light so the boogeyman doesn't get her. She also doesn't tuck her head in her wings when she sleeps, she kinda just sits there and falls asleep like a horse. And an important note: she is very talented at lockpicking, we have to tie a string on her cage so she cannot get out.

And lastly, my blue Quaker. His name is Loki, he is mischievous and will butter you up for anything he wants. He is beautiful, he is so passionate, he is the best bird I've ever had. He means nothing but love and doesn't intend any harm. He will get jealous if he doesn't get enough attention, if kisses are given out, he wants one too. He will eat with you, he will sleep with you if you're tired, he will take baths in his food bowl because he knows you'll give him a proper bath when he does. He is the best at making bird soup, when he dunks his pellets and eats them when there soggy and gross, and he will fly to you if you're crying or sad. He will fly around while you walk and if he disagrees with you, he will let you know and it's the cutest thing ever. He is still growing and learning and developing his own personality. He is better than a dog or even another human being. He's my best friend and I want nothing but the best for him. Please.. please understand before wanting to home any of these birds, they're not just birds, you look into those brown eyes and you see someone else. You see another soul that wants to be loved and taken care of.

PLEASE make sure you have the biggest cage possible, they need room, they don't have an entire house to lounge around in if you're gone to grocery shop or at work.
They need toys, they need to exercise their beaks, they need to be entertained, if you're not there or if they just want to be to themselves and adventure things.

Their diet should be the healthiest. They need their vitamins and minerals. There's no room for error. Not too much seed, just the right amount. I don't want them being unhealthy and un-taken care of. Loki loves greens, and he loves corn. I fill their water cups with bottled water, I will not give them anything that I wouldn't want. Loki will also eat anything that is food so be careful if you're eating around him, he will steal your food and run/fly away with it, I promise.

Sleeping arrangements:
Omega, Alpha, Loki, and Pikachu all have a sleeping cover over their cages to prevent drafts and help them maintain their body temperature, etc. But I always leave room for light, I use a tiny lamp as a night light because the cockatiels are prone to night terrors in their lifetime, so if and when they do have a night terror, they will be able to see light when we come to calm them and not be in complete darkness. Loki hasn't had any history of ever having nightmares but Pikachu has had roughly three night terrors. This is just because of a noise she might have heard or someone moving around at night. But this has been rare for her.

IMPORTANT: The cockatiels and quakers are being sold separately.

These birds are my life, but my actual life is becoming too complex. There have been some familial issues and housing arrangements are having to be made. I don't want to let my birds go but its for the best that I do. Please don't see how cute they are and promise to take care of them because they honestly may be too much to take care of. Read up on either the Cockatiels or the Quakers, research, look at their lifespan and their mannerisms. Look at the special attention they need. And most of all see if you have the capability to sacrifice going out that night or travelling or anything that might separate you from your bird. Because you are all they have, and if you aren't there..then what do they have?

-I truly do look forward to meeting whoever is interested in homing one of my beautiful birds.
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Re: Re-homing two Quaker Parrots and Two Cockatiels

They are beauties.
So sorry you have to re-home your babies.

Good luck!
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Re: Re-homing two Quaker Parrots and Two Cockatiels

Awwww
They are all extremely gorgeous!!
I love me some Quakers. But I do caution, they can be loud, if they are young they might not have reached their full boisterousness yet
It's clear you love your babies!!! I hope our other students pay attention, this is a hard time to commit to a parrot.
I'm not in a great place financially right now, or I swoop in in take your Quakers for sure.
And nothing cuter than cockatiel sweethearts!!! I hope you find the best homes, I know it's hard for you, and I understand being in the wrong time in your life for fids...much love to you
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Re: Re-homing two Quaker Parrots and Two Cockatiels

Iím so sorry to hear that you are being forced to part with them

If your cockatiels are more than 6-9 months old, they are both females

I wish you all the best in finding homes for them! Maybe the best place would be in species-specific Facebook groups? Thatís where I have the best luck when Iím looking for homes for my rescue/foster babies because the people in them already know what they are getting into

Just a heads up; Quakers are illegal in GA. As a result, some flippers bring them in covertly and sell them but they get passed around a lot when people get caught or decide it isnít worth the risk, so please be careful not to sell the Quakers to anyone in GA.




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Re: Re-homing two Quaker Parrots and Two Cockatiels

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I am really desperate to find a home for them, I am not able to keep them for another month. Please, if anyone is interested in having a new addition to their family, it would mean to much to them.
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Re: Re-homing two Quaker Parrots and Two Cockatiels

They are beautiful, I hope someone here will see how you live them and step up!
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Re: Re-homing two Quaker Parrots and Two Cockatiels

Someone was looking for a quaker or cockatiel on another forum just the other day. If you'd like that info, please pm me. I don't want to mention another forum's name here out of respect to this forum.
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Re: Re-homing two Quaker Parrots and Two Cockatiels

I was direct messaged by a member of this forum and I am having to post it here because I only have 10 posts and cannot direct message. (And no supermods or admins are on currently)

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The person asked for a price, I am not asking for any money. I am not because I would like for them to spend it on the birds and not me. I am re-homing these birds because my schedule does not have enough time in it to give them the amount of care they require. If they are still interested, I would like some evidence of having a salary to afford their food/toys and if they have a cage already. (I am willing to give mine, unless its the first cockatiel because its a shared cage)

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I will be working to 20 posts, hopefully soon I will be able to direct message. Thank you for direct messaging me, it really means a lot that you are interested in my birds.
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Re: Re-homing two Quaker Parrots and Two Cockatiels

If you are in need of a temporary placement your tiels are welcome to come spend some time with me while we find the right home for them. I raise cockatiels so I have people coming to me who are looking for tiels and I love directing them toward adult adoption instead. Iím not looking to add them to my own flock personally but I donít mind giving them a safe place while we find a permanent placement.


Unfortunately since I am in GA I cannot do the same for the a Quakers, they are illegal here, but I have a friend in Alabama that I will reach out to.


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Re: Re-homing two Quaker Parrots and Two Cockatiels

I'm the one that messaged you. I thought it might help to list price. I've spent a gut wrenching hour trying to figure out if I could add Pikachu to my flock. I want to so bad!!! But I just have to be honest with myself and with two Quakers a GCC two parakeets and four dogs, I just can't manage more right now.... Believe me I've been eyeing my house to see where I could stuff another cage, so I could snuggle her golden cheeks!
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