Quaker parrot training

Quaker Parrot

Quaker Parrot

My uncle recently gave me a quaker parrot in June and to be honest I don't know exactly how old he is all I know is that he isn't even one yet and I read a lot that they should be talking at 3 months and he still hasn't! :(

I try to teach him and spend as much time as I possibly can but I can't seem to get him to talk why is that???? I also notice he is scared of his toys we just bought him one of them is a small ball with a bell and the other I can't make up the name but it makes noise and he can push it around but doesn't seem to want to! He likes to bite and we can tell him no biting and he will shake his yes so with that I know he understands because he will keep doing it and sometimes when I try teaching him to do anything he won't even pay attention he will just walk around and ignore the fact that I am talking to him!

I honestly don't know what to do I try my best to keep the same routine everyday but still nothing! I also read that they love music so I tried playing all kinds of music and he eithers screams, shake his head like no or just go back to doing what he was doing. He loves biting sandals and biting our phones and iPod and sometimes showing him the phone is the only way he might pay attention to me! Can someone please help!? Sorry so much I just need some answers :(

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Aug 19, 2013
QP<3 THANKS
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Thank u all for taking the time to read and give advise! I love my quaker and for the little time that I've had him a side from all this I know he is intelligent and he surprises me with a lot that he does! He will get on me but I never let him get on my shoulder for the reason that he loves to bite! I find myself searching a lot on google every second n I always find something new but not exactly what I am looking for! As for him on the floor I had no idea i have never read anything like that but it's good to know(: and as for toys he has only two small toys that r fine for him and he can't choke on them I know for sure and two other ones are inside his cage that hang. I always read what the toy helps do and if it is for medium size birds I get his toys at pet smart :P. I will find a vet just to double check and make sure he isn't sick I love him so much and I will have patience! Everyday is another day and whether he ever talks or not he is a blessing and patience is key!
-Thank you(:

Aug 19, 2013
Help training a Quaker parrot
by: Tracie

Quakers are very active birds and very social creatures in the wild. They need lots of interaction and love to weave paper and things into nests if given the opportunity.

Please keep your bird off the floor. Your shoes bring in toxic items and potentially bird diseases from outside. Keep your bird on you, on your cage or on a bird stand if you don't have a bird safe room.

We have some training articles on our Parrot Training page that will help you with training your sweet bird.

Aug 19, 2013
Quaker parrot training
by: Linda

A note of caution here. You need to have your bird examined for infections or other physical problems BEFORE doing any training. All new birds, regardless of where they came from, have to be examined by an Avian Vet ONLY during the first week we have them to make sure they are carrying no infections. Take birds to ONLY Avian Vets because dog and cat vets are not licensed to even look at a bird much less try and diagnose and treat it. They kill a lot of parrots because they want your money and will go ahead and give incorrect diagnosis and treatment just to make sure they get your money. Avian vets spend more years in school and training so they know how to diagnose and treat birds and other exotic animals like reptiles and such.

The other issue is to get toys made for the medium sized parrots. It sounds like you are giving him too small of toys, and these will end up killing him when he chokes to death on a small part. It takes birds a long time to get used to new toys, so introduce one toy at a time and be patient because he will be afraid of it for a while. As for talking, some parrots talk and some do not. The kind of bird does not matter because all birds either talk or not depending on the individual bird.

Do some reading on how to care for and maintain a Quaker parrot and have him examined by an avian vet in your driving area before doing any more training of any kind. A sick bird cannot learn because he does not feel well.

Linda

Aug 19, 2013
Quaker Parrot Training
by: Angela

I have a Quaker parrot, too. My bird is four years old and only speaks a few words like "yeah", "poop" and "go sleep". She communicates with different chirps and body language. No where does it say any type of bird will be speaking human words by the age of three months. It takes a lot of time and patience to train a bird to do anything. Some larger breeds of birds pick up human language quickly and some do not. Your bird may never speak a human word, but that doesn't mean it can't communicate or make it any less of a great pet. When you introduce a new toy, don't put it in the cage right away, you have to let the bird get used to it first. My bird is skittish with new toys so I put them on the open cage door for her to inspect before I put them in the cage. As long as you have a routine, your bird will get used to it quickly. As far as the biting goes, you need to stop that right away or your bird will be a chronic biter. A firm "no" and putting the bird back in the cage and walking away will stop that behaviour. Like with anything else, it will take a long time of repeating it over and over. Quakers are very smart and understand a lot more than they let on. Quakers have the mentality of a three year old human child and can be bratty if you let them. When I'm not home I leave the radio or TV on to keep my bird company. Birds need at least 10 to 12 hours of rest/sleep every night. Be sure to cover the cage at bed time. My bird asks to go to sleep at 4 p.m. and gets up at 6 a.m. when I do. It sounds like you're doing everything right, it just takes time to gain the birds' trust and train it to coordinate with your lifestyle. Don't give up and you'll be surprised when you realize you have a great, smart and fun pet.

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