Do You Provoke Your Bird To Bite? by Theresa Jordanfrom “The Quaker’s Nest” Issue IV, July/August 1997 The problem of biting in companion parrots is a serious one. Finding an effective way to stop it is another. Once a “cause and effect” relationship is established, biting becomes a habit and is increasingly difficult to stop. Anticipation is the most effective method of preventing this undesirable, and often painful, behavior. Interaction…
Welcome to Stanley’s QuakerVille, the virtual home of the Quaker “Monk” Parrot. Quakerville has been online for almost 20 years in one form or another. Jo, my wife, and I have kept Quaker Parrots in our home since 1994 when Stanley came to live with us and we wanted people who contacted us with questions to have a resource of information about their companion.
Stanley wasn’t our first parrot but he was the first Quaker, or Monk, parakeet or parrot. Quaker Parrot is another name for Monk Parakeet, Monk (Myiopsitta Monachus), being the more scientifically formal name. In January of 1994 I visited a bird store looking for an Amazon parrot, my dream parrot. The first time I saw the price of an Amazon I chocked a bit and decided that purchasing a young green Amazon look-alike was the answer.
Stanley was the runt of the clutch but, unlike his siblings in the cage, he ran right up to me, stepped up on my finger and stepped right into my heart. There he stayed until he died 16 years later. Stanley and I were true companions, I trusted him, he trusted me. Trying to communicate the feelings for a small, green creature that is so different from me is so difficult. suffice it to say that his loss in 2010 was so profound that 5 years later I still think of him and listen for him, and just plain miss him.
Let me first introduce you to the main Quaker Parrots that live in Quakerville. You’ve met Stanley, now meet Scooter,Jo’s companion.
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