New mom to a Quaker

by Sandy

Thanks for being here. This site have already answered a question of mine earlier on in my training. My issue/worry now is that my Quaker that has been with us a week is starting to shake his head in a "no" motion and make a noise and wont step up he does this over and over all of a sudden. Marlee (had DNA) is 4 months old.

Please is you have any idea. He is eating and drinking. One more thing. I read that a bird that is healthy will sleep on one foot well, Marlee does tuck his head in his feathers but sleeps on two feet.

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Apr 23, 2009
Quaker shaking head
by: The Vet

Take him to see an avian veterinarian. The head shaking is not normal.

Dr. B

Apr 22, 2009
by: Anonymous

It sounds like the honeymoon is over. :-) New birds will be very well behaved sometimes due to fear and discomfort. It sounds like your quaker is feeling more comfortable and is testing his limits. Then when you factor in the spring hormonal thing, mine have periods of being very snotty. I have 2 quakers myself. This little guy is very new to your home and you may see different behaviors as your fid feels more comfy and bits of the personality start showing. My one, Jade, was a holy terror when I first got her, but as you spend time and they learn to trust you, hopefully things will calm down. Its all about trust with quakers. Once you gain their trust, you've got 'em.
As far as sleeping on one foot, I don't know. Mine both have birdie beds and lay in those to sleep.
As long as your quaker is eating, drinking, and pooping OK, I wouldn't be too concerned.
If you have any real misgivings, then a trip to the vet would be in order.
Good luck with your new faby.

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