1. A

    Parrot scared to touch skin—anyone seen this?

    hey! I’ve had a Quaker parrot named Humphrey since October of last year. He was a rescue that was found loose outside, so none of his history is known. Humphrey is very receptive to learning and has been picking up on new vocalizations and tricks. He enjoys spending time with us, but will...
  2. I

    My parrot is sick and I don't know what to do

    Hello everyone, I have a 12 year old quaker called Pepe, I love him a lot, so I feel incredibly scared because he's been acting strange. Ever since a few weeks ago he will stop eating sometimes, refuse food or water and regurgitate what he does eat. Yesterday he was really 'out of it' I don't...
  3. Libbi24

    Tofu update

    So something amazing has happened and I wanted to share! Roz has never liked any other bird, let alone have an hour preening session with one! Im keeping a close eye on them and won’t be moving them into the same cage, but it makes me so happy that they’ve both found a friend! I cried in...
  4. Libbi24

    Tofu the Quaker parrot

    Hello, I rescued a Quaker Saturday and I wanted to update on her progress. She’s got severely deformed feet and since being with me these past two days I haven’t even seen her stretch her wings or flap. My cockatiel who has deformed feet, can fly around but hers is not as bad as Tofu’s...
  5. Libbi24

    I’m thinking of Rescuing a Quaker

    Hello, I’ve recently come across a Quaker parrot that needs rehoming and he’s in pretty poor shape and living conditions. I definitely have the space to care for him and the knowledge however I haven’t come across a Quaker parrot before as in the Uk they seem to be pretty rare. If anyone...
  6. psitticine

    New favorite video of my birbo!!!

    I just took this candid of Rainy and I’m delighted. Cannot stop watching it. She loves to grab stuff and wave it around but I’ve never seen her do something quite like this! This page never lets me upload, so here’s the link: https://www.tiktok.com/t/ZT8MXPEfD/
  7. psitticine

    Mood Swings

    Hi all! Questions about my Quaker's behavior as of late: Usually she is very friendly and sweet, playful, mostly chill with being touched. In the past few days she's been, well... bitchy. She wants to fly to my shoulder and hang out but not be touched. She's happy to step up to my finger most...
  8. psitticine

    The time has come...

    I brought my Quaker home knowing their reputation for being little escape artists. She just turned one at the beginning of July, and she is definitely coming into her own... meaning she is pursuing her destined career as an escape artist. I don't think the problem is that I'm not letting her out...
  9. L

    After vet mistrust

    I took Lumi to the vet. Getting her in brand new carrier was not fun and she tried very hard not to go in. She rode in it all the way to vet 30 minutes with minimal discomfort. When we got to vet and waited in room I took her out and she got on my shoulder. She drank water and ate some food...
  10. pioji12

    quaker has something in his nare

    today i noticed that my quaker parrot has something in his nare. it is brown and somewhat hard. i gently touched it and he did not seem bothered by it. he seemed like his usual self when i handled him. does anybody know what it is? is it a sign of a sinus issue?
  11. psitticine

    VOC-free paint

    Has anyone here painted a room while having a bird in the house? I found this paint online that looks promising. I’m wondering if anyone here has used it. If I need to move my Quaker out of the house for a week I’ll do that but just weighing my options...
  12. L

    TELL ME…. Am I using SAFE materials products hooks and toys for my quaker?

    Can someone look over Lumi’s cage and areas and see if I should be removing anything and please give a detail why. For example: impaction in crop, choking, too big, too small, needs supervision, dangerous material, may cause cut or strangulation etc. Thanks! Lumi is 10 months now. She loves to...
  13. crowboy

    Affectionate Bird Suggestions??

    Bonjour, à tous! I'm looking into potentially getting myself a parrot some time in the coming year and was looking for some recommendations. I'd really like to have a very affectionate and cuddly bird that is not too big, but not too small. Noise doesn't bother me too much so long as it's not...
  14. psitticine

    Quaker Mode

    Hi everybody! This is my first post :) I have a four month old Quaker named Rainy. I think s(he) is a female. She's a crossover breed, and the breeder told me they usually end up being female. I'm in the early stages of taming/training, and have never had a quaker before. I knew she would be a...
  15. Q

    Quaker parrots onion poisoning?

    Hi all, I have 2 male quaker parrots (1yo & 3yo). They have been eating a new frozen vegetable mix for the past 2-3 days. I only just noticed that the mix contains onion pieces. They have been leaving behind these pieces (thought they were cauliflower scraps or something before) in their bowl...
  16. S

    Help! Beak cracks? & spots

    I rescued a Quaker a few weeks ago. The crack on the side of his beak got longer . The white spot bigger. He gets into a bird bath and cleans himself but the spot comes back as he drys. Anyone knows what this is??? He eats fine, drinks fine.. bathes daily. Plays normal.
  17. S

    How to deal with sudden jealousy in Quaker Parrot?

    My partner and I have had our Quaker parrot Milo for 8 months, and he has just turned two. We decided to get a rehomed green cheek conure and bring her home to meet him. His attitude has completely changed towards me though, he has become jealous and aggressive. He doesn't seem to want to let...
  18. S

    Aggression in Quaker when attempting to introduce Green Cheek Conure into Home

    My partner and I have had our Quaker parrot Milo for around 8 months now. He was a rehome from a pet store at around 18 months old when we got him, after being surrendered to the pet store. We have recently purchased a green cheek conure at 1 years old. Milo was already reasonably calm and...
  19. TikiTheConure

    New Quaker Parrot. Introduction and Care

    Hi guys. So I currently have a Conure, I adopted him 2 months ago. We have become very close in a short amount of time. I work from home so I'm always with him when he's not asleep. He won't have it any other way lol... he screams if I leave the room for a minute. He used to have a buddy so I...
  20. JulietRose

    Perch brands?

    I’m getting a Quaker parrot soon (I was going to get an Alexandrine, but I decided against it) and I’ve been having a hard time finding natural branch perches big enough. Does anyone know a good brand of perches (to big is better than to small) that is affordable? :)