Quaker Parrots Partner Passed

by Sherry
(Boynton, Fl , USA)

My 3 year old Quaker recently adopted an injured 6 month old quaker. He quickly began to teach it many of his antics and they were instantly inseperable. Tragically, the 6 month old passed away this morning and my 3 year is looking for it. Should I try to replace with another partner (quaker).

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Oct 15, 2010
Quaker Parrots Partner Passed
by: Anonymous

Thank you everyone for your opinions. My 3 year quaker is doing okay. I did take all quakers to an Avian Vet first, (including the one that was injured...he did not die from any infections) Everyone had a clean bill of health. We are looking for a new partner and will do the same if and when we find one that our 3 year old accepts.

Oct 11, 2010
by: Terry

i think you should adopt another quaker. Without anouther quaker, your 3 year old quaker will become sad and could make himself sick.

Oct 11, 2010
Quaker passing
by: MAry Ann

First, I am so sorry you lost your little quaker. As mom to 3, I know how attached you can get. You could try getting a new friend for your quaker, but please know that here is no guarentee that they will bond and get along. None of my 3 really like each other. They tolerate each other in the bird room, but only my blue QP Ducky has bonded to another bird, and that is a conure. You just never know who they will like and who they will not. As long as you are prepared to cage seperately and let them keep their distance if thats what they choose, the usually do enjoy another bird in the same vacinity and hopefully will enjoy the companionship of another bird, even if they do not become the best of friends. Good luck, and again, so sorry about your loss. (((HUG)))

Oct 10, 2010
Quaker's loss
by: Laura

I am so sorry for you loss. We just brought home a Quaker yesterday after losing our other one four months ago.
Do you have any other birds? In my opinion, your Quaker needs another bird around.
If you get another, don't expect instant bonding. Your Quaker will mourn the other one's loss for a while.
I don't think it's a good idea to put them in the same cage, if you get another one. They can have out of the cage playtime. Just my opinion. Good luck.

Oct 10, 2010
Quaker Parrots Partner Passed
by: Linda

Unless you are planning on taking your present and a new bird to an Avian Vet, I suggest you just take your present bird to make sure he is not sick. You did not say anything about taking the injured bird to an Avian Vet, and so I assume you did not.

The first thing you have to do with new birds is take them to an Avian Vet within the first 24-48 hours you have them. With rescues, it is extremely critical. The bird you just brought in could have had a severe infection, and all infections are highly contageous.Some are not curable and are fatal.

So, it would be okay to get another bird after you take the one you have to an Avian Vet to be checked for infections or other physical problems. Have them do a throat swab to check for negative bacteria, and general bloodwork to make sure organs are functioning properly.They may also want to do a test for viral infection as some of these are the fatal ones.

The dead bird should have been taken in for a necropsy because now you have no idea what killed it, and some infections are incurable, so all I can suggest is that you take him in for a thorough exam before even thinking of a new bird. Birds bought in pet stores are usually already sick from the stress of being moved around or from coming from "Bird Mill" breeders who feed low quality food and do not take them to the Avian Avian vet ever as this cuts into the profit margin, and it's all about money with mill breeders.

Once Avian Vet gives your bird a clean bill of health or medicine for an infection, you can then think of getting another bird though all birds do not like all other birds, so do not put them in the same cage together. Keep both birds caged separately and allow them to get to know one another before ever leaving them alone even for a minute while outside cage. Take new bird to Avian Vet within first 24-48 hours and do this BEFORE bringing new bird home or you risk infecting your present bird again.


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