On 6/16/06, realisticly speaking wrote:
> On 6/16/06, Tiffany VanKirk wrote:
>> Hi LindaC,
>> I didn't mean for anyone to think that I wanted them just for
>> breeding. They will have a forever home no matter what. But yes
>> I would like to breed them and I welcome any advice you offer.
>> plan on doing everything you suggested first and making them
>> feel they are a part of our family because they are. I have
>> wanted Quakers for a long time now and we finally own our own
>> home and have the room for them to fly and play. Do you have a
>> website or have you checked into getting one. It would cost
>> alot more than 1000.00 from what all my husbands clients tell
>> us. And if more breeders got websites it would be easier to
>> the scams from real avaries and breeders and hopefully the
>> scammers would leave the ad boards. If you don't have a website
>> do you mind me asking why not? I'm a stay at home mom and have
>> the time to spend with my birds. My husband offered to do a
>> website (he doesn't like the scammers either) Because I have
>> been saveing for along time my pets and bills come before
>> saving. So I hope you understand where I am coming from now.
>> Thank You
>> Tiffany VanKirk
>> On 6/16/06, LindaC in OK wrote:
>>> since you want a proven pair it seems they would be put into
>>> a breeding situation right away and that's not a good idea.
>>> Take your time starting with vet visit and get them onto a
>>> healthy diet. quakers will breed when they are ready and
>>> maybe never even if proven before. I have pairs here that
>>> are saying 'that's enuff' and that's okay they are here to
>>> stay. I don't shuffle birds around once they are here. Too
>>> many do that and unsuspecting people then end up with a
>>> screaming bird.
>>> A blue quaker is no less than $300 and a split can be that
>>> or a tad less so that is a very expensive website.
>>> wishing you well,
>>> If you have questions about diet don't hesitate to ask. I
>>> check here every day or so but the board is slow lately.
> Keep saving cuz no that I know will trade birds for a website.
> Espically blue quakers. And I've been into birds for over 30
> years. I get offers from lots of people [aquaintances] for free
> websites. Good luck
Because it hasn't been mentioned yet, I should tell you that it's
possible that the *proven pair* you get will never be friendly with
you or your other family members. A *proven, bonded pair* has very
little connection to people. They're *proven* simply because they
bonded to each other with no human interference. Separating a
breeder pair will only cause aggressiveness towards you. Keeping
them together and with you trying to interact with them will only
cause the male to become extremely protective of the female and
become extremely aggressive and they will both seriously bite. When
they bite they puncture and many quakers like to hold on to the
skin while they're biting and not let go. Am I putting a damper on
a *proven pair*?? I hope so because it's much wiser to buy a quaker
or two that can be pets to the owners. There's a world of
difference between breeder parrots and pet parrots and that applies
to most species of parrots.-----Dave