Quakers or Conures?
Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:30 AM
I have two Quakers and wouldn't trade them for the world. My sister has a Green Cheek Conure and it's a nice bird, but doesn't hold a candle to either of my birds IMO. It just doesn't have the personality and it doesn't have any talking ability. My Quakers love to talk.
That being said, there are many types of Conures. What type of Conure did the lady at the bird fair suggest? Why did she say that it would make a better bird than a Quaker?
Also, Quakers can get a little noisy depending on the bird, but I have never heard a Quaker that can even approach the noise level of a Nanday or Sun Conure. They are downright ear splitting! My sister's parrot isn't that noisy, but it has a screech that is pretty loud and definitely more annoying than any sound that comes out of the beak of either of my Quakers.
Hope this helps.
Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:36 AM
Meet lots of birds and let one pick you out. Forget about preconceptions. You'll know the right one when you meet it. Good luck.
4 BG macws: Dreamer, The Fabulous Margarita, Mia and Sailor
1 Greenwing: Eenie
1 Severe Macaw: Chi Chi
1 Yellow Nape Amazon: Taco
1 Timneh African Grey: Radar
1 Quaker: Tilde
Posted 17 April 2005 - 06:34 AM
If you are interested in a conure, for first choices, I'd say for you to look into dusky headed conures, blue crowned conures, or nandays. These conures are on the larger scale of sizes as compared to others, they may squawk loudly though are normally not as loud as suns and jendays, and most can be quite cuddly, too. Their squawks are not as high pitched as those of the pyrrhura conures as they are mainly aratingas (except for the nanday which is nandayus, though pretty close to an aratinga, otherwise, as it stands). Again, if you are interested in one of these birds, search for a breeder who handraises them!
I never have had any of the above mentioned birds, though they are very well liked among the bird groups, especially suns for their shear beauty, but they tend to be very loud compared to other conures. As Nancy said though, it's better for a bird to pick you out than you picking the bird out as this ensures that both of you will have a happier and more fulfilling life most likely right off the bat!
Posted 17 April 2005 - 07:43 PM
Posted 17 April 2005 - 08:02 PM
Posted 26 September 2005 - 12:54 PM
Boo AKA Banjo-Quaker
Daisy AKA Baby-Jenday Conure
Paulie- Male Senegal:clap:
Robert Downy Jr-Downy woodpecker
and many many more!
Posted 26 September 2005 - 03:00 PM
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