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PostSubject: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:58 pm

So, I've had some lady contact me. She thinks she wants an IRN. She used to have a quacker prior to moving to sucky CA where nothing cool is legal. She wants something similar to a quacker. I don't think that's an IRN. I think it's more like a conure.

Well you guys?

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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:00 pm

Depends on what she wants characteristic wise... one thing quakers are known for and conures are not is talking ability. Quackers of course, are just ducky, so maybe you are onto something.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:03 pm

ScooterNScotty wrote:
Depends on what she wants characteristic wise... one thing quakers are known for and conures are not is talking ability. Quackers of course, are just ducky, so maybe you are onto something.
She didn't indicate that talking ability was important. She described her quacker as "sweet". I don't think I'd describe an IRN as sweet. I've emailed her back for more details about what qualities she's looking for.

I would love to have a quacker to check them out. To bad we can't here.

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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:10 pm

patdbunny wrote:
. To bad we can't here.
Yeah. They do sound like really cool little birds.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:15 pm

What about a Red bellied parrot? Similar size, clownish, cuddly, outgoing, usually very clear talkers.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:25 pm

I'd suggest a some sort of conure. It is the closest. Quakers play better by themselves, and are are happier to let be, but over all very similar I find.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 3:31 pm

But she's looking for a talking bird, that's probably why she looked at IRNs. Quakers are some of the best speakers out there, and Conures -with a few exceptions- are usually some of the worst.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:10 pm

Actually, Roz said she didn't indicate talking ability. Unless I am reading something wrong.

She didn't indicate that talking ability was important. She described her quacker as "sweet". I don't think I'd describe an IRN as sweet. I've emailed her back for more details about what qualities she's looking for.

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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:11 pm

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But she's looking for a talking bird, that's probably why she looked at IRNs. Quakers are some of the best speakers out there, and Conures -with a few exceptions- are usually some of the worst.

No, no "She didn't indicate that talking ability was important." She described her quacker as "sweet".

Red Bellies - I've interacted with a few, but not enough to be comfortable recommending them. I generally don't discuss birds that I don't have first hand experience with. "clownish, cuddly, outgoing" are very general terms. My CAG was cuddly, but not cuddly like a conure. My IRN's outgoing, but in a different way than a caique. So I really don't feel comfortable discussing as I can't describe exactly what the adjective means.

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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:15 pm

There is just nothing likea good Quaker.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:30 pm

california needs to legalize ferrets and quakers, pronto Twisted Evil If I didn't get to play with ferrets at work then I'd be an unhappy child... and quakers sound like cool lil birds too!
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 4:36 pm

I completely misread that, I thought she DID indicate that talking was important..
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 5:20 pm

patdbunny wrote:
(...) "clownish, cuddly, outgoing" are very general terms. (...)
Seems like Cockatiel to me wee Why not?
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:22 pm

Margaret wrote:
patdbunny wrote:
(...) "clownish, cuddly, outgoing" are very general terms. (...)
Seems like Cockatiel to me Why not?

Exactly. These general terms have different meanings for different people. Outgoing - My husband and I just discussed this. He does not consider IRNs outgoing because they're not in-your-face friendly. I do consider IRNs outgoing. My Xavier, if you go near his cage or the play stand he's on he comes over to you and starts "talking" to you.

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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:24 pm

I've had an outgoing tiel and a not out going tiel.

I am so sad Quakers face this unjustice.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:33 pm

Hmmm.. I definitely don't consider Cockatiels clownish. If anything, they're the most pigeon-like parrots I've encountered.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:03 pm

patdbunny wrote:
These general terms have different meanings for different people.

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Hmmm.. I definitely don't consider Cockatiels clownish. If anything, they're the most pigeon-like parrots I've encountered.

Case on point.

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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:15 pm

When I commented, I used that description just as a reminder of those qualities, ASSUMING you knew what Red Bellieds were like. Hadn't thought it out on my part.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:44 pm

The problem with Quakers in CA isn't Quakers, it's people... they do really well when they get loose, and they can be hard on agriculture. We have feral flocks of conures and amazons in several places and they aren't nearly as prolific as Quakers. The law assumes if you have it, it will get loose.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:48 pm

I don't know what the big deal about feral Quakers is,the only place i see them is around the fast food joints usually battling the sea gulls.Them and the Jendays.


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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:49 pm

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The problem with Quakers in CA isn't Quakers, it's people... they do really well when they get loose, and they can be hard on agriculture. We have feral flocks of conures and amazons in several places and they aren't nearly as prolific as Quakers. The law assumes if you have it, it will get loose.
One word - Florida

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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:50 pm

moa wrote:
california needs to legalize ferrets and quakers, pronto Twisted Evil If I didn't get to play with ferrets at work then I'd be an unhappy child... and quakers sound like cool lil birds too!
Moa - aren't ferrets PERFECT? Puppy and kitten rolled into one. One down side - they don't live very long.

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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:55 pm

I haven't heard of Quakers being farm pest ,i know they have "programs" to control them and the Jendays but i have only seen them in urban settings.I know that they can compete with any bird for food and even crows and seagulls don't want to mess with them.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:56 pm

I used to have ferrets, what a blast! Kinda stinky though, but not too bad. Poop a lot.
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PostSubject: Re: Quack Quack Quackers   Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:10 pm

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I haven't heard of Quakers being farm pest ,i know they have "programs" to control them and the Jendays but i have only seen them in urban settings.I know that they can compete with any bird for food and even crows and seagulls don't want to mess with them.
They build humongo nests on power lines/power poles. I guess the concern is fire hazard and economic damage from that and keeping the poles clear.

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I used to have ferrets, what a blast! Kinda stinky though, but not too bad. Poop a lot.
Smelly they are. "If" I were to have a ferret, which-I-never-have-as-they're-illegal, I'd bath it weekly.

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