Welcome back to African-Parrot I’m going to tell you the truth Some of you may know Loki Quaker Parrot he’s a Quaker parrot that lives an African Parrot he serves as an ambassador for a species by visiting schools and teaching about himself he’s also pretty good at mimicking
He’s a pretty neat guy and I love that I was able to rescue him and give him a good home we have a lot of fun together
so here’s the truth our relationship isn’t always rainbows and lollipops because he’s not a one-dimensional character what needs to be kept in mind is that not only is he an individual but he also brings along all the natural instincts of his species
A quick summary of quaker parrot natural instincts they are very vocal active social intelligent and territorial they live in huge flocks they built elaborate three-room nests and they defend their space valiantly
when you bring this spunky species into a human home it doesn’t change their instincts it just changes how these instinctual behaviors are presented they bond closely with their human they manipulate and destroy everything they can and they protect their enclosure with everything they’ve got.
So how does all of this translate to reality
It means that Loki Quaker Parrot and I never have a dull moment in our interactions because he’s a unique representation of his species he’s very territorial of his enclosure it’s the fact that most people that have Quaker parrot have come to know
This means that I have to be aware that if I stick my bare hand in his enclosure he’s going to aggressively lunge at me and most likely bite. I know being territorial comes with a package but for his mental and physical well-being he needs to come out and play so I’ve learned how to manage the situation in a positive way
I present a stick for him to step on – and when he lunges and bites the intruder he’s not doing any damage to me and I can safely get him out of his enclosure
Watch how I move the stick to get him to step onto it
I don’t let it linger in front of his beak for long I slowly but deliberately move it towards his chest this movement gets him to step onto the stick instead of just biting it once he’s out of the space that he feels obligated to protect I can then ask him to step up onto my finger he can now focus on other things like a treat that I’m gonna give him or what adventure he’s gonna go on.
Are quaker parrots good pets?
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quaker parrot personality
Well some parents are ridiculously awesome and cute they’re not always like that and they’re off highlighting videos because they’re exceptional every parrot is an individual and they won’t necessarily be what you see in a video or read on a website or in a book parrots are intelligent and highly emotional animals their personalities can change over time or their mood can swing up and down daily or seasonally .
A few months ago Loki Quaker Parrot couldn’t get enough of our time together he was so vocal and he worked endlessly to perfect three new phrases we laughed together non-stop and he readily took seeds from my hand, now he’s extraterritorial he hates other people and he’ll actively harass their hand like a competitive sport if I have a visitor over he’ll work really hard and put on a show flirting with me while they watch but if I try and interact with them he’ll lunge at me as well.
once he’s out he’s been biting me if I don’t let him do everything he wants to do but even though he’s being a bit of a booger lately ♥ I still love him ♥ because he’s being Loki Quaker Parrot and I’m okay with that and that’s what it takes to be a good pair of companion unconditional love.
My void is the reality of having a parrot as a companion isn’t always what it looks like from the outside it’s often a challenge to care for an animal that isn’t that perfect picture you had in your mind
The videos of Loki Quaker Parrot being adorable are true but here’s another truth he can be kind of a jerk sometimes and personally I think this makes him even more awesome so here’s the Loki Quaker Parrot is a multi-dimensional character and here’s to all of you who share your lives with Dynamic animals and love them for who they are.
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