Quaker Parakeet

Myiopsitta monachus

 

© Mick Blake, Baree Mt Morgan

Here some photos of our Quakers,

Now for the Size of Quakers is 30 cm (12 ins), winglength 145-160 mm (5.75 - 6.25 ins
Wild Distribution: Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.

Natural diet: fruits, seeds, berries, buds, flowers, insects and their larvae; also orchard fruit, maize and grain in cultivated areas.


Breeding behaviour: breeding season between November and March; nests in colonies; communal nests of maximum 12 pairs constructed of thorny branches; several nests per tree possible; entrance on underside or with "porch" to deter predators such as opossum; nests consist of antechamber and brooding section; clutch 6 to 8 eggs; egg measures 28.1 x 21.5 mm (1.11 x 0.85 ins).
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Aviculture: fairly noisy parakeet with unpleasant squeaking sound; can be kept in flock; very hard chewer; regular supply of wood (willow and thornbush) necessary; stand branches upright; enjoys bathing; not shy; hardy; tolerates other species outside breeding season; can be kept at
liberty if large trees nearby.


Accommodation: outside flight 4 x 2.5 x 2 m (12 x 7 x 6 ft) with adjoining shelter for 3 pairs; metal construction advantageous; ensure nest can be established before onset of winter; position mesh of 1 sq. metre (11 sq. ft) in sheltered spot and provide twigs every day.


Diet: seed mix of safflower, wheat, oats, groats, canary grass seed, paddy rice, buckwheat, dried rowanberries; hemp, sunflower and various millets; range of fruit and vegetables, especially apple; half-ripe maize; rose-hips; greenfood (chickweed, dandelion etc.); regular mineral supplements; eggfood and dried shrimp for rearing; sprinkle small seed on aviary floor for parakeets to search out.


Breeding in aviculture: regularly achieved and not difficult; colony system recommended for breeding as pairs stimulate each other; large quantity of material necessary for nest-building; if too little supplied pairs constantly reconstruct nest or take material from other pairs; breeding usually begins in April, but can occur all year; allow time to build nest; after eggs laid do not provide more than few twigs as sometimes eggs or young can be buried; clutch 4 to 8 eggs; incubation 22 to 23 days; fledging period 42 to 45 days; several breedings per year possible; not sensitive to nest inspection; breeding in nestbox possible, but not recommended.

. by Appointment Only

Ref:- Lexicon of Parrots

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We are not a pet shop or pet dealership, We are private parrot breeders, so supply of animals can be very seasonal. If we have a good season then we have lots to sell and vice-versa if we have a bad season then number are limited and our order book run on a first in first served basis, we sale out you miss out. I reserve the right of sale,

Orders for Quakers taken now!

Phone Mick on 0448 970767.

Here is Buster Bill at the start of building the nest

Blue Hen leaving her nest of 5 eggs

 

 

 

 

 

nest of 5 eggs

 

 

 

Green cock getting another stick ready for the love nest

 

 

Blue Bell & Buster Bill

 

 

 

Australian Lutino Quaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
   

We are NOT OPEN to the General Public

This means we are a closed flock Facility and for Quarantine purpose only visitor allowed by Appointment.