The Quaker is also known as the Monk Parrot (or Parakeet). These are considered small birds, though they have big bird personalities. The Quaker lifespan is around 25 years.
Quakers are a very clever and industrious species, in addition to being intelligent. They are known to be good talkers and mimickers if started early in life. While not the screamers some birds are, Quakers can still create a racket if they put their minds to it.
In the wild Quakers build communal nests, with different birds having different jobs. In captivity this translates into a bird who enjoys moving objects from place to place, and a bird who can be quite cage-territorial. This cage-guarding can sometimes be at least partially trained out of a Quaker, but not always.
Quakers are playful and energetic, and their ability to sense (and take advantage of) a person’s moods is almost spooky. These are fearless and curious little birds, who can easily get into trouble if not closely watched. They are also big-time water lovers, so regular bathing is a given.