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Quaker as a second bird?

Discussion in 'Quaker Causeway' started by DavyG, 3/11/18.

  1. DavyG

    DavyG Strolling the yard

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    Hi! Long story short, my Mom wants a bird and for some reasons doesn't want another conure! The conure is mine, one-year-old, on the small side, clingy and can be a jerk :)

    Currently, she is interested in a Quaker or a Caique.

    Is there territorial nature limited to their cage and possibly their preferred human? or will it consider the entire home its territory and threaten other pets accordingly? (we also have a few dogs)

    They are legal in my state.

    Also is there a good way to tell if you being taken for a ride when it comes to the cost of a bird? I paid 275 for my Pineapple Conure from a specialty pet store for example.

    Also, also this is like the third thread (one in Conure Corner and one in Larikeet) I have made, please tell me if I am breaking some sort of spamming thread rule.
     
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    Please explain why your conure is a jerk.
     
  3. Mizzely

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    Quakers it can depend. My quaker is cage aggressive, but also "where-ever I am currently" aggressive :p My one quaker will sometimes adopt an entire room as his territory (usually around 1-2 months a year) and will dive bomb even me, the one person in the house he actually likes.

    Keep your birds separate from the dogs always, regardless. Some people have had dogs for ages and then one day they accidentally or purposely attack the birds and kill them.

    Caiques also tend to be bird aggressive.
     
  4. DavyG

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    He entices you to love him and then he bites you he is like a cuddly game of Russian roulette.
     
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  5. DavyG

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    Why are the cute ones little monsters?

    My bird is never out with the dogs because the Yorkie would definitely eat it. The bird sounds like a squeaky toy.
     
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    Oh good. Some people don't know to keep them separate so I am glad you do! :)

    My entire business is based on them being Lil Monsters ;)

    But the reality is that birds are very much wild animals and operate on instinct. They aren't monsters, they are just doing what comes naturally to them. It is natural for them to protect their territory from other species. You have better chances of animals within the same families recognize that the other isn't a threat. Each family has it's own language so its easier to understand each other.
     
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    My Quaker is basically evil. I carry a towel around all day every day to protect myself from him. He’s not even flighted and will follow me from room to room and jump onto me to bite. He’s like a little stalker.
    He’s not just cage aggressive, he’s “whatever he’s on” aggressive. He’s food aggressive, as in if he sees you eating, he comes after you and guards your food from you (but won’t eat it himself)
     
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    I have 7 Quakers,along with 2 other birds.I am a Quaker lover,as you can see . My 7 are quite sweet,they each have their own personalities,and funny habits to.They are quite good.They do have their moments when they will do their screaming flock calls.which is usually in the morning time,when I just wake up,And mid afternoons.They seem to know the times,very well when it's playtime,and supper times.I have them on a routine ,on the nights I work, they accepted it quite well,they let me sleep 5 hours,before they flock call to me.I am lucky mine are not cage aggressive as when they are out for playtime,they have fun going in each other's cages and exploring..Most of them talk,except 1.Bailey used to,talk years ago,but when her 1st mate died,she stopped talking,but she seems to be trying to talk again..I love them very much,as they are very affectionate to me,and cuddle bugs to.At times I will 5 out of 7 sitting on me,waiting for their turn to be preened by me
     
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    My QP Ralph is pretty even tempered and is on the quiet side. He isn't cage aggressive, but he does object when I handle his food dish. Since I'm the only human in the house, I'm Ralph's favorite person by default. :D Almost two years ago, I adopted a CAG, and Ralph (who was already here for 6 years at that time) made no objections to having another bird around; as long as he gets his full measure of attention, he's happy. Scooter the Grey is more interested in Ralph than he is in her; I think she's fascinated to see how a parrot behaves. :)

    Pineapple GCCs in my area are typically priced anywhere from $300 to $600.
     
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  11. DavyG

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    What about different subsections of birds? Like a Maroon-Bellied Conure or a plain jane Green Cheek (I like the darker colors) and a Pineapple? Would they interact as Conures or do they differ more than looks?

    I can't get Mackenzie to play with any of his toys. The only things he will play with is me, paper towels and old sun glasses ; /
     
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    maroon belly and green cheeks are in the same family, pyrrhura
     

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