Blue Quaker Parakeet
Physical Description: Blue quakers are the same species of parrot as the common green quaker. However, their genetics are slightly different, which is why they look blue to us. Selectively bred for choice coloration, blue quakers lack psittacin (or just have less of it, depending on how blue they are). Psittacin is the yellow pigment that, normally, blends with blue pigments and causes the quaker parrot to appear green. This doesn't affect the health of the bird or their personality - only their color. They look exactly like a green quaker, having all the same light and dark patches, but they're a beautiful blue instead! They are small parrots, measuring approximately 9 inches including the length of the tail.
Average Lifespan: 20+ years
Sexing: This species is not sexually dimorphic, which means there is no visible difference between male and female. The only sure way to know the sex of these parrots is with a DNA test.
Origin: South America – specifically Brazil and Bolivia. There are currently some flocks established in the southern portion of North America.
Trainability: Quaker parrots are very intelligent and are easily trained to mimic speech as well as sounds. They are very playful birds which makes it easy to teach them tricks, and they can be “potty trained” to some extent if their caregiver is patient enough to work with them.
Loudness: Quaker parrots are known for being quite loud. For this reason we do not recommend them for apartment living or for those who are sensitive to loud noises.
Pricing: Please call our store at (954) 725-0088 for all pricing and availability.
Health Guarantee of Our Birds
We have the strongest bird guarantee in the country, and more importantly, we stand behind our guarantee. The guarantee is simple: We guarantee that we are selling you a perfectly healthy bird. To verify that guarantee, within five days you need to go to an Avian Vet and get any and all testing you prefer to do on your bird, at your expense. We can guide you as to the tests we suggest. If the results are not perfect but the bird can be easily treated, then we pay for all medications and all treatment. If the results are unacceptable then we either replace your bird or refund 100% of the purchase price of your bird, at our option.
Bird Guarantee only lasts for the first five days
Since we have 100% control over the bird's environment at our store, but have no control over the bird once it leaves, we can only guarantee the bird for the first five days. We guarantee that when the bird leaves the store that it has been properly socialized, and that it is 100% healthy. Your new bird has been given an excellent start here at Golden Cockatoo, and it is now your responsibility to properly care for your bird. We are always here to help you take the best care of your bird with the biggest variety and best quality bird products available in the world.
Lifetime Guarantee on our Birds
We guarantee that if during your lifetime, you are no longer able to properly care for your bird, or give your bird the attention it need's, we will accept the bird back on consignment and will find another great home for your bird. We do take a 40% commission and charge a nominal daily fee to feed and clean, but you can rest assured that you always have a place for your bird should the need arise. We are the only store in Florida to offer this guarantee as of the year 2000.