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Re: Quaker proven pair wanted

Posted by LindaC in OK on 6/16/06
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    It's good to see others here posting opinions and advice. ~~ Waving ~

    I bought several breeder pairs and it's true they are bonded to each
    other with little to no human contact after weaning. Of course I
    don't consider a q ever weaned and my 3 year old Lilo has formula from
    a syringe 2 or 3 evenings a week. She sees it coming and says 'yummy'
    plus it makes giving meds so very easy. I sent formula and syringe
    with each quaker and tiel baby and there was no guessing if there was
    regression they just aren't quite through the process with tiels and
    never through with q's. I've lost 3 adults in the last few years and
    whether wild caught or previously handfed by someone else turned
    breeder I cried my heart out. I am truly happy to hear you don't
    seperate bonded pairs. It breaks my heart to hear birds shuffeled
    around for whatever reason and no one giving a rats patootie how they
    feel. ^ good word :-)

    As for a website I never wanted one. Through groups and word of mouth
    I always had such a list for my babys that's all I needed. My
    daughter has one she did herself. I turned the aviary over to her
    last year in case I didn't say that already. Clik on the link to see
    her birds. Clik on Jades talent page to hear my grandchild bird. :-)
    He was the first hatched q baby here 6 1/2 years ago and a real hoot.
    You can hear what good things can happen with time and patience. He
    was so hormonal a couple of years ago she decided to try him at play
    time with a girl bird he had gotten along with ... He was in a bath
    container and said 'kiss my foot' and she bit him not once but 3
    different times. Jeannie decided not to listen to him saying 'I got a
    boo boo' after that and gave up. He is destined to be a bachelor but
    she/aptly named Nipper is now lovie dovie with Maurice a split to
    blue/split to cinnamon.

    I just came in from the aviary since it is in my care this week while
    Jeannie and family are camping. They had fresh veggies this morning
    and were happy to see me with birdie bread with frozen veggies. I
    also have her 6 tiel babys for hand feeding and *zooooom* the last one
    to fledge is probably getting clipped in the morning....... He/she is
    landing pretty darn good so it's time. Whether tiels or quaker babys I
    love this time in the photo where they have had hand feeding and just
    hang out and climb around a bit before going back in weaning cage.

    Sure I could talk birds all night :-)