Our life with Quakers started with our Founding Feather, Kermit. He landed in our family in 2005. Just days old, he was evicted- nest and all- from nearby power lines. At the time, we were ‘tiel people with no sights on raising Quaker Parrots. Kermit however quickly took over our hearts…and if you have a Quaker, you know it’s not a subtle process, but more like an invasion by a green feathery army of one. Today Kermit, Miss Piggy and about 20 other green, blue, lutino and albino Quakers occupy our home and hearts.
Our Quazy4Quakers site shares our colorful flock and seeks to provide information on Quakers as companion birds. Intelligent and striking, these small parrots possess strong speaking skills and are often situationally correct with their speech. Kermit greets us with “Buenos Dias” and ends the day with “Night, Night.” They are bold, loyal, entertaining and always looking for a project for those busy beaks.
Our breeding birds have been carefully chosen for temperament and good-looks. In breeding for the lutino and albino mutations, we have made concerted efforts to bring in unrelated mates and to breed mutations back to wild lines for a healthy gene pool. Our breeding birds are also dear friends, each with names and personalities, favorite foods and nesting materials. Making each day fun, yummy and stimulating for our flock keeps us Quazy for Quakers.