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ok so i have some questions on my quaker...i just got him sunday and i was told to be paticent and give it time but he hasnt adjusted as quickly as i read he would....hes only 4months old....i talk to him every day and he purrs at me when hes happy but when he comes out of his cage he goes to the top and sets he dont let me touch him he just runs away....should i let him out to set on the top of his cage? and when i offer my hand to step onto he hesitates then dont want to...hes verry gentle and dont bite at all....this evening i took his cage out of the room when he flew off of it and i was able to walk up to him and pet him he didnt run away but he is currently on the top of my mantle....i read online that by taking his cage out of the room when he flies off of it he dont feel the need to go right back to it....was that ok to do or probly not? oh and should i clip his wings a lil bit more? hes had his wings cliped once already but it only looks as though she just cut the tips off and he can fly verry well still?
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Try and find out what is his favourite food and use the food to lure him close to you, then work from there. Don't try to get him to step up at first but just feed him with your hand his favourite food for a couple of days 'til when you feel he trusts you enough for you to progress to the next step, then from there maybe you could temp him to step up onto your hand to get at his food/treat. Most quakers love sunflower seeds so try and use those to lure him to you .

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Also if you don't know how to clip don't try it... Get someone to show you where and how much to cut off.
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What Tippa said if they're clipped correctly they should be able to land safely. Clipped birds can still fly!

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I know how to clip his wings...I have seen lots of videos on it....we are currently doing progress last night when I took his cage out of the room he aloud me to pet him and he was calm...he also was calm enough to let me kiss him....we are making great progress with him...I can't wait to play and have fun with him
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That is good to know. One thing I have noticed with my quaker is he doesn't like me to move my hands fast in front of him; so maybe when you interact with your quaker it is best for you to approach him very slowly. Patience is a virtue. Do keep us updated with the progress, we love to hear about quakers


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I am having such a great breakthrough he flew off his cage and now I have him snuggled in my jacket trying to keep him warm and calm and he hasn't tried to escape....
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Well there you go, I am pleased to hear, quakers are simply wonderful birds aren't they

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great job, you need to just take things slow with him and build that trust when you have their trust their the most loyal birds

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I could tell he was tired but after I got my 2nd cup of coffee he wanted back onto his cage...I can't wait I'm so excited to be able to take him out of his cage and play and snuggle with him so much more...he is such a big eater...is that ok?
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Yeah so long as he doesn't get fat lol, that brand of food is he on its best to give them a variety.

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I have 3 different kinds the 2 I mix together is some kind of seed mix with wild harvest universal blend then I have some bigger chunkier parrot food it's ment for large parrots but he likes the sun flour seeds and smaller stuff in it like the raisins...
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Its better if they don't have too many sunflower needs as they're really fatty, do you give him any pellets? I would higher suggest giving a high quality pellet as well. You can grind it with a coffee grinder and put it on the seeds if he won't eat it at first. That way he gets used to the taste and gets added nutrition. I would also begin giving him fresh fruits and veggies now since he's getting used to you. You can also give beans, lentils, whole grain bread and pasta

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Yeah pellet is mixed into his parrot seed mix and I have to wait till this weekend when I can make it to the store to get fruit and veggies...I can take the sun flor seeds out of his bigger parrot food and mix all 3kinds together so he gets what he needs from it till this weekend
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He can still have some sung lower seeds and its best to have a desperate pellet mix if you can I find they don't eat the mixed in pellets

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He can still have some sung lower seeds and its best to have a desperate pellet mix if you can I find they don't eat the mixed in pellets
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lol...i understood what u were saying tonight i had a surprising visitor fallow me up the steps while i was putting my kiddos to bed...he then climbed my hand and flew off again when i went to go gently pick him up he ran to me and climbed up on to me as i was walking back down stairs he climbed up on to me then on to my head....he deffently is a hearty bird i was so used to a parrotlet and something being so tiny....for some reason he likes to be on the very top of my mantle....he paced back and forth on the couch when i got his cage back he flew off of it again....i love my lil big baby so much....hes still losing alot of down....is that ok....well i think he found his new sleeping place on the very top of my mantle...as long as he gets some sleep i know how hard and tired he has been this week....
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Most Quaker love those cosy huts, if you get him one of those to sleep in he'll love it.

Don't spoil him too much, if you do then a few month down the line he will be constantly screaming out for you whenever you leave the room; mine was spoilt in the beginning and now he is always screaming out for me whenever i'm out of his sight

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And the sound quakers make is not very pleasant .

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