Tiki Bird....Tiki Trying (Quaker Parrot)
2008 I was looking for another bird after my Cockatiel, Rascal passed away. (Man I miss that bird!)I was planning on going back to the shop where I had purchased Rascal and began to look. I was seriously considering buying a parrot whose breed I had never heard of, but was willing to give it a try and had done all my research and was saving the money when I came across a green quaker parrot. My dad had one when I was growing up and decided to go and visit this one, also because the price was so cheap and included the cage.
I went to the house where Tiki was living and the lady fed me this story about how her son was allergic to the bird and yada yada, only to find out she had been selling birds out of her home with the same story to other people and it had upset me quite a bit,but at this point I had already purchased Tiki and at the time he seemed fine.Also I found out from my lady that I usually purchase birds from said he was much older than the lady had said and I was pretty livid that she had outright lied to me.
Needless to say that even now, he is tempermental and usually outright mean. I spend quite a bit of time with him but nothing seems to work. he is territorial on his cage and the only way to get him down is to knock him off his cage to pick him up.
But would I sell him or get rid of him? Believe me there has been many times when I have been tempted to, but NEVER! I love him and am attached to him because just when I think all hope is lost with him, he will do or say something or sit on my shoulder and cuddle and tell me "pretty bird" or wolf whistle or attempt to say "good bird".
I guess what I am trying to say is that no matter how mean or trying your bird may be, don't walk away from them or get rid of them! That's so mean and harsh. There is a person that I am trying to get up with who is trying to get rid of thier red bellied parrot because the bird had a seizure and apperantly is mean now because of it and if someone does not step forward and take the bird, this person said they will "put it down" and I personally can't think of even destroying precious life like that, so I am doing my resesarch for now just in case it works out and I can promise that no matter how this bird acts or reacts, I will love it just like my Tiki.....Eh life is for the birds :)