Posted by louis borg on 3/11/05
On 3/10/05, Robin P. wrote:
> 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
> 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
> had.They are also alot more affordable than most
> breed very readily and easily (usually) they are coming in
> the neatest color mutations.Basically,very neat birds.
> the upside)
>> 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
> parrot species.
>> what country do quakers come from?
> South America,basically.Down there they are considered a
> 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.
thank you ROBIN P for that wonderful information about quakers