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Prevue #124 (does not come with a stand)
These are welded one piece all metal cages, they have drop down landing doors that the birds like to sit on. They are made in the USA too.
Other suitable cages will be higher.
Hope this helps.
This one looks like Ezra’s only his is like a regular bird cage, not one on steroids.
The HQ bird cage and stand (above) is a nice cage for the money. They are sturdy and will last a long, long time.
It would ship out of Florida direct to you.
The cage you have Ezra in now is not as heavy duty, how big is it. Left to right?
A good Quaker cage should be NO smaller than 20 x 20 and that is really small still.
How many readers of this blog are familiar with Chicago’s feral Quakers?
Yep, birds that survive winter after winter living close to lake Michigan, by the museum of Science and Industry
Urban legend has it that back in the seventies a crate full of Quaker parrots was accidentally opened up at O’Hare international Airport.
The birds escaped heading east.
Once they hit Lake Michigan, they settled in around the Museum of Science and Industry.
The key to Quaker parrots survival in the cold climates is their ability to build beehive like nests.
These nests allow the birds to live in a confines shielded from the cold and maintaining warmth through the sheer numbers in the nest.
A major problem is many of the nests are built next to electrical equipment that gives off warmth (electrical transformers).
The downside to this is that many babies end up being born with malformities that come with living inches away from a high-voltage electrical transformer.
Feathered factoid: Quakers are the only parrot that builds nests.
All other parrot species live in the hollows of trees, under rocks or holes in the hills/ground
Quakers are prolific nest builders and have the ability to build huge nests on their own, so having an entire flock is like having a construction crew building apartment building.
That said I found this terrific video of the Quakers precision engineering ability shot in time lapse photography.
It’s just amazing!
Nutrition is vitally important for monk parakeets as with all captive birds
Higgins Sunburst Diets are unique blends of seeds, pasteurized, like Higgins Vita Seeds, but with additional fruits and nuts and more exotic seeds that birds really enjoy.
These premier Gourmet avian exotic tropical mixtures birds cannot resist. Loaded with natural goodies.
You’ll be impressed by not only the premium quality of the ingredients but the quantity of select natural treats.
Leading to another Quaker parrot bird food question
I’m having trouble finding a food mix that my Quaker parrot will eat.
Most of the Tropimix-type foods she just picks through and eats only one or two types of seeds out of.
She won’t even touch the fruit. She eats a little and then is bored.
She does the same with people food.
Eats a little and then is bored or won’t bother with it the next time (except for peanut or almond butter which she eats as much as she can get of and she also likes Nutriberries and Avicakes).
She likes to put her food into her water, so I tried some cooked bird food and likes it for a few bites and then is bored again.
Is she just being a Quaker?
She wastes an awful lot of food! Thanks for your help!
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