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I hope you are having a wonderful day! Another nice one here!!
Today's blog is about the Monk Parakeet or as they are lovingly known around the BC ~ Quakers!
Quakers are amazing birds and I just loved reading all about them.
Quakers are originally from Argentina and the countries surrounding Argentina. The story of how they came to the US is that a crate of Quakers being brought in broke open at JFK and the birds flew free. It is also thought that some zoo's let some go because of overcrowding. Not sure if this is true or not.
Quakers are very good at adapting to changing landscapes and have done very well in the wild. They come from the mountain regions of Argentina where it gets down to 20 degrees so they are okay with cold climates. They have not only figured out how to survive but they are thriving! GO QUAKERS! They are smart too because the biggest population in the wild is in Florida! They may be able to stand the cold but they are smart enough to get out of it!
The thriving part caused some states to outlaw Quakers. California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Kansas, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wyoming all have bans on Quakers. It has been reported that in Argentina Quakers eat 30% of the corn crop! Now I find this hard to believe! I think there must be some Amazons in the neighborhood who are helping with that corn! The worries of destroyed crops and harm to the native birds never came true so hopefully these states will lift the ban.
Quakers are the only parrots who build their nest from sticks! They make some amazing nests! You can see an example in my gallery!
Quakers are very intelligent ~ just like all us birds ~ and are very social and can have large vocabularies. Birdsonally, I think they are all around fabulous!
Thank you fro your time and be sure and get over to give Coach Muffin 203943 a vote today!
Enjoy your day!
Love, hugs and a vote ~ Sugar
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