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You will not be forgotten. You are in our hearts forever.
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An Information Update
Another rescue Quaker Parrot came to live with us in October 2010, her name is
Sweet Cheeks. I will be adding pictures and telling you the story of Sweet
Cheeks (SC) as soon as possible.
In the meantime, please connect with my blog to see what has been going on this
This is Stanley the Quaker Parrot the
inspiration of QuakerVille. Stanley is my buddy and birdy companion
for the past 16 years. At times he was a wonderful builder. All
the time he was a little cutie with a heart of gold.
This is one of my recent favorite poses of Stanley. Check out Tashy
bird peeking between the bars.
The saddest news I've ever expected to post on QuakerVille is
the death of my Stanley. Stanley died in the early hours of January
9, 2010. Stanley was 16 years old and has been my
avian companion since I picked him up as a 3 month old bird from a
pet store in Palm Beach Gardens Florida, almost this same day 16
years ago. He died of heart failure as a complication from an
enlarged liver. We have been treating him for an mystery illness for
almost 4 years and have been holding our breath every day from that
time. Stanley was in our vet's ER at the time and was being treated
because of a high blood count but we also saw the recent x-ray and
knew that his illness had become very serious just in the past week
and felt his time was short.
Stanley was buried in our QuakerVille cemetery on Saturday
Jan 30, 2010. Along with his 4 other QuakerVille aviary mates;
Stanley has a wonderful big green ceramic pot as his final home. I
do plan a more thorough memorial for Stanley as soon as I can return
to normal form an illness and all the sadness I've experienced this
January. Stanley's QuakerVille web sites will remain online and
operational for the foreseeable future since we still want to make
sure that all Quaker people companions can get the best information
about their Quakers as possible. Jo and I are still working with the
wild flocks of South Florida and other avian groups. We love birds,
it's just a little harder to watch them these days as the bring the
sting of memories of our avian companions who have died.
My baby. My precious Stanley. You will be missed, you will never be
forgotten. Even though I can't hold you in my hands, cuddle you or
talk to you, I have sweet memories of you and will remember you in
pictures, videos and sounds. And I will always share what I've
learned about you and our avian family with all those who need the
In 2008 tragically we lost four of our special companions.
It's taken almost 2 years for Jo or I to
get to a point where we can even talk about them not being with us
without breaking into tears. Our home is very quiet these days with only
1 Quaker Parrot in our home and the silence is sometime deafening.
Many people complain about the noise that Quaker Parrots produce but we
actually find the noises both comforting and humorous (Jo wears cotton
in her ears in the aviary). Over the years we've had our wonderful flock
of 6 we learned each noise made by each bird and realized that they all
were as unique as humans. They all have their likes and dislikes, their
favorite things and most hated things and even several threw temper
tantrums and misbehaved like kids.
Most of all we realized that all of our birds not only relied on us for
sustenance, food and water, but they relied on us for companionship. Not
only were they our pets but to a great extent I believe that we became
theirs. We found that they were as curious about us, what we do and how
we do it as we are of them.
Having these birds has certainly taught us to love unconditionally
because they loved us unconditionally. What a great way to live on this
planet. I used to sit with the flock and be totally awed that I was
sitting there holding a little feathered bird in my big hand and that
the bird wanted to be there and found my hand as a place of safety and
for comfort. Make no mistake about this, the birds loved being with us
as much as we loved being with them. We were and are their companions.
In order to best understand the Quaker Parrot you have to study
them for a while. I've been able to study Stanley and the others
for over 16 years and have been able to witness some delightful
behavior. What Jo and I have noticed is that each bird is an
individual with personalities, just like different people behave
I have added many slide shows about my birds. These stills and
videos will offer a bit of their distinctive personality. Their
personality is what makes us love them so much.
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Most of all we realize
that all of our birds not only rely on us for sustenance, food and
water, but they rely on us for companionship.
|This is Scooter,
he's a little over 10 years old and he has been with us almost all of
that time. Click the slide show below to see Scooter Bird, the lovable
little Quaker Parrot.
|Skippy is our "blue baby". Every
year she lays several clutches of eggs giving me some real good
poses for cute pictures and video. Skippy is a talker and is very
smart. She can be territorial but on the most part she loves to
cuddle and make cute noises.
Skippy died in August of 2008
Fly free my Blue Baby. We will miss your little voice and your wonderful
Miracle is our
famous rescue birdy. Miracle's story inspired the book "Parrots in the
City" and is such a pleasure to have in our home. He loves MAMA! Check
out his You Tube video sometime.
Our Miracle Birdy died March 2008. He should not have lived for even
one day but he lived very well with us for over 7 years and was a
blessing to have in our home. He was so special, a gift from God for
sure. Parrots in the City tells his story.
bird was not supposed to live with us when she came to the
aviary, we purchased her for a friend because she had some yellow
feathers. After the first molt she lost her yellow and we didn't have
the heart to move her to a breeding facility where she wasn't really
| Tashy died in
She was Stanley's special friend. We will all miss her as she flies free
|This is Squirt, our most recent rescue birdy and the
only Quaker left in the aviary. When Squirt came to us she was almost
dead after being mauled by a dog a week earlier. Squirt has an injured
spine and she is a plucker but she is a wonderful little green spirit
and loved living with the others in the flock. She came to us at 72
grams and almost dead, now she is consistently over 90 grams and is a
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