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Planning to home a 4 year old Quaker.

mybirdandi

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I’m planning to home a 4 year old Quaker from an 18 year old who is finishing his final years of high school. He and I have called and discussed the logistics and the profile of the bird. I am wondering and needing assistance with the information I’ve received, what I need to look out for and what to do if he is to be homed with me (an entirely new surrounding for a mature bird)

the guy mentioned:
* Quaker is vocal when left unattended
* will bite new people (given)
* once gets used to someone, won’t display such aggression as biting
* gets fed seeds and supplements and a little pellets (no veggies I am assuming as he didn’t say)
* has been to vet consistently over 3 years but not his 4th year
* has minimal interaction with a love bird
* hand raised

it seems very much like Quaker behaviour so I’m not even a little bit surprised butdo all Quaker owners or rescue owners,
Can I please have some advise on what to do to assimilate the mature Quaker in my home ?
Thanks heaps
 

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My biggest concern would be having him checked by a veterinarian due to his diet. I say this as quakers are prone to fatty liver disease, and probably the biggest factor in causing this is a diet that is high in seeds.
 

mybirdandi

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Sounds like a plan. I will ask him if it’s possible before I rehome him. Thanks for the tip
 
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