On 3/10/05, louis borg wrote:
> why are quakers popul;ar with bird keepers in the usa ?
Hmm...America has kind of a love/hate relationship with the
Quaker parrot.They can be the neatest little birds,they are a
very unique personality compared with other parrot
species.They have a fantastic talking ability,and are highly
intelligent.A well-raised Quaker can be the best pet you ever
had.They are also alot more affordable than most parrots.They
breed very readily and easily (usually) they are coming in
the neatest color mutations.Basically,very neat birds.(That's
> is it true thier is are feral flocks?
Yep,in many states the Quaker is illegal,due to their
adaptability,and nesting in places such as power
stations,destroying small crops,etc.Quakerville.com has a
list of where they are legal or not,as well as photos of
feral Quaker colonies.Quakers thrive in the snow,unlike many
> what country do quakers come from?
South America,basically.Down there they are considered a HUGE
pest by farmers.
Distribution: Rio Grande do Sul, extreme southeast Brazil;
Uruguay; northeast Argentina in provinces of Entre Rios,
Santa Fe, Cordoba and Buenos Aires.