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Re: WIld Quaker

Posted by Colleen on 10/23/05
(3) Comments

    He is doing well. He is very social and curious likes to be
    spoken to at close range. He only becomes agitated when I grab
    him to do an exam. I just get the sense that someone owned him
    and let him go or he escaped.

    On 10/20/05, Fran wrote:
    > On 10/17/05, COlleen wrote:
    >> I am a wildlife rehabilitator in Ct. I was called about a
    >> monk parakeet with a leg injury. I picked up the bird (it
    >> was brought into a local pet store but someone who said it
    >> was on the sidewalk and would not fly away.I bring it
    >> home, absolutely no leg injury, there is a crack on the
    >> beak that looks healed. The bird squaks when handled. But
    >> will sit nose to beak with me at the cage.I am wondering
    >> if this was a pet, a biter and someone let it go. Opinions?
    > Colleen, I have tried to find out if it is legal to own
    > quakers in Ct. and have found conflicting info. Everything
    > from "legal to own, illegal to sell or breed", to "illegal
    > to own". Unless you have a large established feral quaker
    > population where you life, which I doubt because of the
    > harsh winters, my guess would be this quaker is a lost or
    > released pet. Are his wings clipped? That could explain why
    > he didn't fly away. If you have room and can provide a good
    > home for this bird, maybe you should quietly keep it. If
    > not, be careful finding him a new home, as I wouldn't
    > advertise that you have it, just in case. By the way, how is
    > he doing now?