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Re: Quaker proven pair wanted

Posted by Tiffany on 6/16/06
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    So are you saying that if I get a *Proven* pair just to breed them? I
    would never seperate them when they are already bonded. Breed them and
    take the babies when old enough and socialize them. I really
    appreciate all your advise. It's very helpful.

    Tiffany

    On 6/16/06, Dave wrote:
    > 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.
    >> I
    >>> 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
    >> you
    >>> alot more than 1000.00 from what all my husbands clients tell
    >>> us. And if more breeders got websites it would be easier to
    >> tell
    >>> 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,
    >>>>
    >>>> LindaC
    >>>>
    >>>> 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