How To Tame and Bond With Your Quaker Parrot | Parrot Tips and Tricks

Hi Birbsquad! When it comes to Quaker Parrots, I take a different approach to taming, bonding, and earning their trust. Quaker Parrots in general are a territorial species so we must take a different route in taming compared to how I tame a green cheek parakeet.

Please keep in mind that all Quakers are different. So it is important to pay attention to your parrot’s body language and get a feel for what he is wanting. Remember, with a Quaker Parrot we want to focus on creating the bond and not worrying about the disciplining for now. That video will come next. Lets just have fun and find ways to distract and redirect your parrot’s behavior into something positive. This takes a lot of work and patience but trust me… YOU CAN DO THIS!! 🙂

Step 1
Strategy. We are going to focus on redirecting your parrot’s behavior and distracting him from getting into Quaker Mode

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Step 2
Different Cages and Toys. Having a cage specifically for sleeping, as well as one for foraging and playing is a great option to keep your bird from becoming territorial. Constantly switching toys and scenery up for your parrot will do wonders.

Step 3
No Hands No Hesitation. During the bonding phase, we want to keep handling to a minimum. You want him to be able to trust you so lets take things slow. When you approach your bird whether its to get him off a perch or whatever, know what to do. Don’t hesitate in front of him and give him a chance to react and decide whats going to happen.

Step 4
Step Up. Its important that you teach your parrot to step up but don’t train him on the cage or any area that he deems as ‘his’. You can do this by having a training perch and plenty of treats in hand. This is a great bonding experience with you two.

Step 5
Attacking The Family. Have your family member train your parrot without you being there. You want all distractions and all things/people he is possessive over out of the way for now. If you want a more thorough video on this, please let me know!

Step 6
Screaming. Reward chattering not the screaming. Chattering is normal for your Quaker so we should reward those behaviors.

Let me know if you have questions! The #birbsquad is here to help!

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25 Responses

  1. Victoria Ryann
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    Happy Mother's Day to all the Momma Birbs! Let me know if you birbs have any questions on any of these points I made for the bonding phase with your Quaker. Some of these tips I feel like can be a whole video in themselves lol so I tried to be as detailed as possible without being an hour long video. Anyway, I really want to help you all with the relationship with your birds so if there is anything else I can do to help please let me know. The Birbsquad is always here to help! Have a great week everybirb 🙂

  2. Luke_
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    I have 2 Quaker parrots. One named Goose, and another named Dog.

  3. mygirlcheech85
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    @6:40 and 6:46 he's definitely talking! I had a Quaker named Elvis for years. Was he a rescue? How old is he?

  4. mygirlcheech85
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    I'm trying too hear what he's saying because he is talking

  5. Renata Bolnavu
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    Hi!My parrot is scared of me.My parrot doesn't bite but she is very scared of me.I have her for a month now.I just her to step up but she is afraid of me.I tried to put my hand in to the cage for weeks,but she is steal scared.What should I do?Plz help me

  6. Jessica Hisle
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    How long should you wait to start "training" after you have brought your bird home?

  7. Kitty Kitteh
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    I wish you had a better mic. :c

  8. Asriel The Derp
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  9. downzisirs
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    Is that normal

  10. downzisirs
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    Thanks for the tips and i have a question, i have a baby Quaker when i come to get her out of the cage she come flying at me (in a i miss u way)

  11. flappy1y1
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    1:00 i can do that with my baby ringneck i hand fed him since he was 5 weeks old he is fully weaned now for a week. He eats broccoli, apples, nanas, and mushed pellets he likes spray millet too

  12. Eva & Nala
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    Aww what a cutie

  13. Adriana Habibi
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    Hi Victoria, thank you so much for this videos, I will be having a green cheek conure in 6 weeks he still a baby so he is not ready to go home with me. But i must say i need as much information as i can get about my new baby, my recent bird was a cocktail he was 23 years old and he died a week ago so this two are different type of birds and i just want to learn more about this beauty. I'll probably be asking questions in the long run so thanks in advanced.

  14. greta 26
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    Love this video. I have a 6mo old lovebird. I've had him about a month. He's eagerly eating out of my hand, but that's it. I can't get him out of the cage. I can do anything in his cage and he's comfortable. When I try and get my finger by his belly to step up he just wants to nibble and play with my finger. He's in a large cage with smallish doors. That makes it hard. How do I get him out?

  15. Flor Luna
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    We just got gifted a Quaker parrot. He is around 1 year but was constantly kept in his tiny cage. Doesn’t even know how to eat anything but baby bird food. Any recommendations? We also have no experience with birds but want to do what’s best for him. He is extremely quiet.

  16. Melina Reynoso
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    Hey Victoria ! I’m a new subscriber but i was wondering how can i teach my quaker to talk, is there a way i can teach her? My quaker is a 2 month blue quaker baby girl and she’s mostly quite but once and awhile she yells a bit but i want her to pick up talking . I talk to her all the time and i know it takes time but any tips and tricks ?

  17. Marguerite Baldes
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    Hello! I have a 9 year old Quaker named Comet. I've had him since his breeder let me take him home. He is incredibly social and he HATES toys. He is terrified of them no matter how small. I've tried multiple ways of introducing them to him and even once he adjusts to them he just leaves them alone in his cage. I do have two cages for him the quiet time cage and the social daytime cage but I work full time. After being left alone all day he becomes aggressive towards people and it becomes hard to spend time with him. How can I keep him entertained all day while I'm at work so that he doesn't become so aggressive and/or fat from a ton of treats?

  18. 240 guy
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    My quaker will only step up if he flies away from his cage, otherwise he will bite and attack anything I'm holding in my hand. If I get him away from his cage, he is very friendly though. I also can't find a treat he likes

  19. Titan Houston
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    Some of that stuff is not right at all 👎

  20. Myah Spruill
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    My grandmother has a quacker parrot that just really hates hands for some reason (we know her breeder, and have seen her since she was a hatchling). She loves to give and receive kisses, snuggle into hair, and will even fly to you and demand attention, but when she sees the hand she starts trying to bite and screams like she is being murdered. What should I do in this situation?

  21. Daniela GutierrezJD
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    Love your videos very helpful I just got a lovebird and he is really bitter

  22. J Saha
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    Does anyone's Quaker laugh when they bites. Ours does, very naughty laugh.

  23. nephone
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    I love the idea of separate cages for sleeping and daytime, I was planning to do this when I adopt a budgie later this year with the same reasoning you gave for the quaker 🙂 This is a very helpful video, thank you for taking the time to put this together.

    Also I love how you try to make the channel a safe space for people to talk about parrot care without lettibg our differences get in the way of peaceful communication. This is a third "parrot community" of that sort that I came across and I wonder now if people in the bird community normally tend to be mean and that is why you (the communities' creators) make a point to say explicitly that we should be civil to each other lol. Or maybe it's our woman thing, because the other communities' creators are also women 😀 Just a loose thought, it's very late in my time zone now 😀 Love you!

  24. nephone
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    O have exactly this kind of NIN shirt, bought it some 15 years ago 😀

  25. Massin
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    Hey @Victoria Ryann . Thanks for all the tips. Yesterday, to my surprise, a quaker came to my balcony; I found it looking curiously, I opened the door and it eventually got into the house. I was able to feed and get closer to it but nothing more than that. The parrot is now in the living room, he rests on the edges of the chandelier and the living room's showcase, it comes down to the table from time to time and flies back to its place. I'll get a cage today but I have no idea how to get him to go inside it, as he tends to move away whenever I try to make him stand on an aluminium rod. Thanks again 🙂

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