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Quaker Parrot Facts

Client With Her Happy Quaker Parrot

If you’re looking for quaker parrot facts, you can do a search under any of these names or titles:

  • quaker parrot facts
  • monk parakeet facts
  • quaker parakeet facts
  • myiopsitta monachus

Quaker Parrot Facts:

  • a species from the parrot family
  • originated in temperate areas and climates in Argentina, Brazil, and South American countries like Bolivia, Paraguay and Uruguay.
  • its genus is Myiopsitta – and it is the only member of this genus.
  • there are 4 subspecies within the myiopsitta:

·myiopsitta monachus

·myiopsitta calita

·myiopsitta cotorra

· myiopsitta luchsi

 

  • approximately 29 centimeters long with a 48 centimeter wingspan, and a weight of 100 g.
     
  • it has green, grey, and yellow coloring with an orange bill and dark blue flight feathers found in the wild quaker parrots – domestic birds have achieved a different coloring with more whites and blues instead of predominantly green.
     
  • highly intelligent and sociable – the quaker is a flock bird and becomes very sociable with other birds and its human flock as well. Because it is social and attaches itself as part of a flock or family, it is important to think through having a quaker or other pet well before making the commitment. Some animals are more easily transferred to a new home, the quaker is not one of those animals.
     
  • rich vocabulary, only second to that of the African Grey Parrot
     
  • its nest is built of sticks, and this “construction style” is reserved for the quakers only in the parrot families.
     
  • they receive assistance from a companion or older offspring for taking care of the young and for building. They sometimes build “colonies” and have several “pairs” living in separate areas or units within the colony which can grow to be the size of a small car!
     
  • it takes the eggs some 24 days or so to hatch, and they lay an average of 10 each time
     
  • the quaker parrot is prone to fatty liver disease and may require being put on a special diet
     
  • because of sociability, they have a hard time spending time alone and must be taught to do this
     
  • this bird is well liked and sought out in the United States. It was brought in to the States in 1960 and its population had really grown
     
  • it is a hardy bird and can withstand colder climates etter than other tropical birds
     
  • the quaker parrot is expected to live somewhere between 15 and 30 years

So now you know a few quaker parrot facts. Having any bird is a great responsibility and even greater commitment, but the benefits make it all worthwhile.

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