Let's hear about Berry directly from her mom, Jen:
I'm an experienced bird owner with multiple re-homed birds in my care. I came to know of Parrot Adoptions Ontario whilst searching for a local parrot rescue/re-homing service, as my heart is always open to taking in another small bird who would fit into my home and flock.
It is with great sadness I have to make the difficult decision to re-home this little girl, as she is too loud for my home (we have an attached neighbour complaining about the noise). I need to find her a FOREVER HOME with an EXPERIENCED BIRD OWNER that will be PATIENT and understanding of her behaviour, as well as offer a safe place for her VERY LOUD voice (apartments/condos/attached homes are not suitable).
Her name is Berry, she is 1yr 4mos old, and I am her second owner. She is on a pelleted diet, and receives fruit and vegetable chop every other day. Diet is very important with Quakers, as they are prone to fatty liver disease. Her wings are currently clipped, but she has started to molt out some of the clipped feathers. She knows a wide variety of phrases and whistles. Berry can bite HARD unexpectedly; she is not safe to have around young children. Berry's cage will require constant cleaning, as she poops A LOT, and likes to poop in her food dish. Berry enjoys baths/showers (she has her own shower perch), and loves when I sing to her. She doesn't get along with my other birds, but currently lives in the aviary room with them when she is not out of cage. Note: Female birds can lay eggs, which can cause health issues. Hormonal behaviour needs to be discouraged.
I am going to be very picky with whom I adopt her out to. She is a beautiful, smart girl, but requires a lot of attention, training/discipline and don't want her to end up getting passed around from home to home or even worse, used as a breeder. I feel it's my duty to offer full disclosure to any potential adoptee so that she ends up in the most suitable hands/environment.
Regan is a certified Canine Massage Therapist (CCMT), has certification in First Aid and CPR for Pets, and some beginner training in Herbal Remedies and Aromatherapy for personal use.