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Hello, I am going to receive a 5 week old Quaker parrot and I would like to know how to raise them like when do I feed, what should I feed him, and do I keep him in a cage or a small box. The Quaker parrot I will receive has been growing faster than usual and looks like it’s 5 weeks but is 3 weeks old currently
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Re: New to Quaker parrots

Hello and welcome! You should really reconsider taking on an unweaned baby!
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Re: New to Quaker parrots

Please wait till weaned ! Those last few weeks make all the difference in having a happy and healthy Quaker! So many people get unwesb d babies and they die!

Other than that welcome to the forum! We are a great big Wonderful group of people who live parrots! I love quakers! They are super loud tho and are cage agressive as you've likely read. But they are great away from the cage, you just have to accept that adults they will defend the cage.
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Re: New to Quaker parrots

I can only echo what others have said so far, please do not adopt a baby bird until it is capable of eating solid adult food and has been doing so for a minimum of two weeks. No ethical or responsible breeder should be selling you an unweaned baby in the first place. Do not believe anyone who tries to tell you that finishing off hand-feeding is easy or that it will enhance the bond between you and your baby bird. Weaning is a very precarious time in a young bird’s life and if you get one thing wrong you can easily end up with a dead baby. But you don’t have to take my word for it, just have a browse through our bereavement pages for all the tales of loss and remorse.

We look forward to sharing in your journey with your new addition when the time is right!
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Hi everyone:

I just bought one yesterday and want to know how to train him and how long need to take for let him out of the cage ?

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Re: New to Quaker parrots

I guessed that was the cage you got! Unfortunately, quite common in the U.K.!
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Quote: Originally Posted by Flboy View Post
Hello and welcome! You should really reconsider taking on an unweaned baby!
Did you mean to say "shouldn't"?
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Re: New to Quaker parrots

DO NOT get an unweaned baby...there is no reason to do so. So you bought an unweaned baby...
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Re: New to Quaker parrots

Hi! I’m new to quakers as well and just got a 3 1/2 year old Quaker last Sunday so I'm learning about them too! So far he’s very sweet, but he’s can get loud, especially when my other birds are being noisy while he’s trying to nap. The only thing I can think of right now that you need to know is they need a good diet to avoid fatty liver disease, my Quaker has been eating Higgin’s Vita Seed for bigger birds which he likes but I haven’t confirmed if it’s good for him yet, pellets are a good idea to try, and make sure you provide fresh fruit and veggies regularly! If I think of anything else I’ll let you know, good luck!
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