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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 12-12-2013, 04:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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I got yelled at in Quakerese...

Yeah so Rio totally just yelled at me in Quakerese...
I got him a new perch. It's one that is varied in shape and has a nice sandy coating. The perches he is used to is the regular one shape wooden that I know is not good long term for birdie feet. We have been trying to keep things somewhat similiar to what he was used to to help ease in the transition to our home.

His transition was pretty easy actually. He adapted quickly.
(Nothing like easing the budgie into our home! lol)

So i out the new perch in and we left to go pick up my oldest from school. I cam ein and he was on one of the bottom perchs. He normally likes to be at the top (where I switched out perches).
He climbed to the front of the cage and began berating me in quakerese. While he stood on his platform and yelled I took the new perch out and switched back to the old. And of course he stopped lol!

So instead I have it on top of the dresser near the cage so he can see it. Maybe seeing it for awhile he will warm up to it?

It was really funny to hear him cuss me out in parrot. I didn't make any sort of huge deal or react to it much so he doesn't think that will work every time. But after i laughed about it hehehehe.

I love these guys personality! And now I can say i have been yelled at by a parrot.
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There will be a lot more yelling from your quaker as he become older, you'll see

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I have found that quaker parakeets are very chatty, especially if they want to have a go at you! And they definitely do have their own language haha

Just a note. It isn't recommended that you have sandy or cement, or any rough perches at the top of the cage due to them being harsh on their little feet. They can also cause bumblefoot. I always have mine lower down in the cage, preferably mid way, so they don't sit on them too much. Remember, birds always go for the higher perch. It's a prey animal thing
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And my husband made fun of me for using the term Quakerese...

Thanks for the tip on the perch! I think he prefers the regular perch up top so i'll make sure when i try to add the new back in it'll be towards the bottom.
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I love when mine yell at me. Most the time. But boy oh boy get them all four going and.......(My breeder pair are in the house for the winter.)

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I love when mine yell at me. Most the time. But boy oh boy get them all four going and.......(My breeder pair are in the house for the winter.)
Wow I can't even imagine lol!

Yeah He yelled again when I got home. I don't think he appreciated we left for a few hours lol! We might be entering his 'terrible two's'
I like even his temper tantrums hehehe
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There will be a lot more yelling from your quaker as he become older, you'll see
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I almost got a bonded pair at the local animal shelter. I can only imagine the noise they made! I missed them by a few hours. I know when I go to the local small shop up the street I can tell when they have a pair and not a single, as I can hear them from the front if the store when I walk in.

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Actually, they don't yell that much when they have mates. They only do it when you get close to their 'nest'.

As to pedicure perches, I like the plastic ones that are all uneven in shape and diameter and have a smooth top and bottom so the tender soles rest on the smooth side while the claws grab the 'sandy' side. They come in different sizes and colors and are light and easy to wash but, because they are made of plastic, they don't last as long because the birds chew them - but, on the other hand, they are not that expensive either so they work out great.
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