Quaker (Monk) Parakeet

Latin Name

Myiopsitta monachus

Description

The quaker is a green bird with grey feathers on neck and forehead. The wings have hint of blue. Variations include a blue color and a very rare yellow color. Average Lifespan is about 30-35 years.

Length

11 Inches

Sexing

Indeterminable by appearance.

Origin

South America - Central Argentina to Uruguay, Bolivia and Southern Brazil.

Trainability

Good with people, can mimic voices and whistle. Quakers bond to one person when kept in a one-Quaker home, and can be very protective of this person. They are generally thought to be the best talkers of the "smaller parrots."

Loudness

Can be 'raucous.'

Pricing

Green Quaker - $160
Blue Quaker - $1200.