The Finch Farm Co.

Quaker Parrot (Monk Parakeet)

/mo for 6 mos

Estimated Delivery Time:
$349.99
LB_PRK_QP
Warranty:
Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SKU:
LB_PRK_QP
Availability:
About 1 Week
Weight:
3.50 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
11.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
DNA Testing Adds $99 - Allow 3 to 6+ Weeks for Testing *
Current stock: 0
Description

Description

                                                            

It is illegal to sell the Monk Parakeet to California, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Hawaii, New Jersey, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Maine, and Wyoming residents as it is listed as an agricultural pest.

Description: The Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus), also known as the Quaker Parrot, is a small, bright-green parrot with a greyish breast and greenish-yellow abdomen. The monk parakeet is the only parrot that builds a stick nest, in a tree or on a man-made structure, rather than using a hole in a tree. This gregarious species often breeds colonially, building a single large nest with separate entrances for each pair. Monk parakeets are highly intelligent, social birds. Those kept as pets routinely develop vocabularies of scores of words and phrases. 

Geography: The Quaker Parrot or Monk Parakeet originates from the temperate to subtropical areas of Argentina, Central Bolivia, southern Brazil and the surrounding countries in South America. Self-sustaining feral populations occur in many places, mainly in North America and Europe.

Song / Call: Click to hear the Quaker Parrot / Monk Parakeet

Size: 11" long, 10" wingspan, weighs 3.5 oz. 

Life Span: 25-30 years

Sexing: Monomorphic (visually hard to determine sex). DNA testing is available to ensure desired gender. 

DNA Testing  Note: If a DNA test is selected by a customer to determine gender of a bird, a charge of $99.00 is charged per test, and the results may take 3-6 plus weeks for results. 

* If there is not a gender option listed for this bird on our website, that particular species is 'monomorphic,' which means we’re unable to determine gender without DNA testing. If no DNA testing is ordered, we are unable to guarantee a preferred gender, but will do our best if you note your preference in the comment section of your order. See our FAQs for more info.

Temperament: Playful, cheeky, inquisitive, excellent talkers are just some ways to describe these brilliant birds. Socialisation and interaction form an important part of the Quaker Parrots daily routine. This positive training approach should be used to overcome the domineering behaviour that some Quaker parrots may exhibit. They should not be confined to the cage as this may lead to behavioural problems. Physically, the Quaker Parrot is a hardy bird and is able to tolerate cold temperatures well. Quakers are active, inquisitive, mischievous, intelligent, playful, and engaging parrots. Their antics are a constant delight to their owners. They are completely devoted, bonding closely with their human owners. Quakers love their toys and will approach a newly introduced toy much sooner than the average bird. However, they do become bored quickly and enjoy a frequent change in toys. They are also very "mechanically inclined" - being able to figure out most cage locks in no time, and disassembling toys with ease. Quaker Parakeets are usually very vocal and capable talkers, singing songs and picking up extensive vocabularies. Most Quaker Parrots learn to talk at about six months, speaking quite clearly and using their skills most appropriately. They can entertain themselves for hours chirping, whistling and practicing human vocalizations.

Breeding: Quaker Parrots don't only build their own nests using twigs and other plant material, but they link their nests together to form structures akin to "bird condominiums" with individual chambers and separate nest entrances for each pay. These nesting structures can be the size of a small automobile and weigh 200 lbs (91 kg) or more. Quaker Parrots often breed in colonies, building single large nests wth separate entrances for each pair. The nests are constructed out of sticks situated in trees or on man-made structures, such as radio towers, light poles and electrical utility poles. The exception is the Cliff Parakeets which nests in cliff crevices. Quaker Parrot pairs may have "helper birds" that assist with feeding the chicks - often they are their grown offspring. 

Diet: Parakeet Seed, Pellets, Greens

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Reviews

Reviews (2)

Jose Ponce 29th Jun 2019

Adorable and curious!

Our quaker parrot arrived safely and healthy. He was stressed and terrified at first but warmed up really fast on the first day. He's not aggressive at all. We have a 6 year old child in our home, and he is able to handle him without worry of biting or attacking. We've had him for a few days and he is very curious and will climb everything in our house. We are happy to have him in our family!

Jason 21st Apr 2019

A Beautiful Quaker Bird!

I received a beautiful and healthy bird and really happy and completely satisfied with the great bird!

Additional Info

Additional Info

Warranty:
Live Arrival Guarantee: We take great pride in shipping extremely healthy and active birds to our customers. If a bird has perished upon arrival, a Finch Farm Credit for the amount of the perished bird will be provided to you as a coupon code that can be used toward a future purchase. To honor our guarantee, we require notification, in writing, within 24 hours of receipt, along with a picture of the perished bird. Please communicate with us by clicking our grey Contact Us button. While antibiotics may occasionally need to be used to treat birds, we recommend that usage is coordinated with your Veterinarian If any of the birds are 'tucking' their head, sleeping all day, fluffed up and/or lethargic. During such times using antibiotics with their only water source might be considered, however, we recommend good Veterinarian guidance. If you have issues or concerns about your birds, please notify us within three hours of receipt of your order. Once your bird(s) are in your care, we trust that you will care for your bird(s) in a loving and healthy manner. Be sure to review our Bird Care Instructions to assist in your bird's wellness. We wish you the very best in Avian adventures and thank you for choosing 'The Finch Farm Co'. Live Animals are not returnable. Please note our pet bird offerings are ready to be domesticated by you, and have been previously weaned but not necessarily hand fed. The time it takes to tame your bird is dependent upon the amount of time you spend to create a strong bond of trust with your new bird. Every bird is different. We trust you will research your bird(s) regarding how best to bond with them, and their ability to be trained, as this will vary depending upon the bird species. Claims will be honored within your 24 hour window of live guarantee. Thank you, The Finch Farm Team ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our company goal is to provide excellent birds, products and customer service to help enhance your avian experience. Live animals are often challenging to source. Finding the best avian pet is our focus and includes our internal farming efforts, as well as our external partner network. As such, our team would be grateful that once you have placed your live bird order, you please work with us until your order is received. Please review our cancellation policy in the Terms of Service. You can count on us for the very best in selection and service. We appreciate being a part of your avian experience as well as assisting you to breed these wonderful creatures. Let us work together to meet their needs, as well as yours, and the company who serves you. We sincerely appreciate your patronage and incredible support! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SKU:
LB_PRK_QP
Availability:
About 1 Week
Weight:
3.50 LBS
Width:
1.00 (in)
Height:
11.00 (in)
Depth:
1.00 (in)
Gift wrapping:
Options available
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