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How to Care for Quaker Parrots

ArticleParrot AdviceThursday 10 March 2011

The Quaker Parrot is a very inquisitive and intelligent bird. It has a fairly high ability for communication and will need a lot of attention. You can teach your parrot to speak and learn many words. Owning a Quaker Parrot and knowing how to properly care for it can be a very rewarding experience. Read on to learn more.

Purchase an appropriately sized cage for your parrot. The minimum size should be 20 inches by 20 inches wide and 30 inches tall. The bars of the cage should be 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch.

Fill the bottom of the cage with an easily cleaned substrate; corn cob works well. You will need to change the substrate on a daily basis.

Feed the bird fortified seed and commercial bird pellets. Also feed the Quaker Parrot fresh fruits and vegetables as a treat.

Change the food and water cups on a daily basis.

Maintain a constant temperature in the room and avoid any extreme temperature fluctuations. Avoiding drafts and direct sunlight will help eliminate the risk of temperature fluctuations.

Provide your bird with cement perches to file their nails.

Bathe your Quaker on a weekly basis or more if demanded by the bird. Do this by providing a large dish with two centimetres or less of room temperature water and using a spray bottle to mist the bird as well.

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