quaker Parrott talking

by Melissa
(Bellefontaine, Ohio, USA)

I have recently bought a 4yr old quaker. They said it talks a little. It hasn't talked since iv brought it home. How long will it take for the parrott to start talking again or will she ever talk again?

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Mar 24, 2012
by: Bird Expertise:-)

It takes time for a bird to get used to its surrounding.

Mar 22, 2012
Quaker Parrott
by: Anonymous

Ok...thank you so much...ill get him in and checked out.

Mar 21, 2012
quaker Parrott talking
by: Linda

Any new bird takes a while to get used to his new environment. Basically, he is scared to death of you and everything else in his view.

We highly recommend a trip to an Avian Vet within the first few days a new bird is in our homes. The reason for this is infections are quite common as moving around causes lots of stress which takes down their immune system.

So, have him checked for infections by a licensed and trained Avian Vet ONLY in your driving area to make sure his lack of talking is not due to an illness. Birds do not "get over" infections like people may. Birds keep going down until they die with whatever it is, so please make sure he has a check up now and once a year after that.

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Mar 21, 2012
Talking Quaker
by: Anonymous

I have a two year old Quaker and he does not talk at all. He imitates sounds and whistles (wolf call, calling the dog) but has no human vocabulary. Quakers (even though they're called parrots) are more on the parakeet side and don't have the same vocal ability as a regular parrot. My bird has different sounding chirps for everything, like "hello" "good morning" "thank you" "I want to go to bed" etc. I think he understands what I say, not sure if he truly understands the language or my tone of voice, but he sure gets excited and does the happy dance when I tell him it's lunch time or ask him if he wants to be sprayed. The first thing most people ask when they meet him is if he talks. I gave up on hoping for him to start talking and just enjoy his company, personality and antics.

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