Guapo is a very good boy, a diamond in the rough companion, and is as non-destructive and low maintenance as you'll find in a parrot. He can be trusted to hang out on his perch for hours without worrying about him chewing anything he shouldn't or leaving the perch. He's spent half his life having free reign on a big perch and no cage, and the other half in a smaller cage and he shows no signs of preference to which he likes better. He doesn't need nearly as much attention as most birds, plays on his own or with other birds really well, and sitting on a perch with you in the same room is enough to keep him happy.... (read more)
He doesn't get scared by big changes or foreign objects (though he doesn't like pumpkins, napkins or tinfoil and he'll be sure to tell you about it). He can say over 40 words/tricks all in context, and he even makes jokes; when you ask him his animal sounds he'll mix them up on purpose and then laugh about it.
Guapo will potty on command and is wonderful about his grooming habits (and he has NEVER plucked once). He's very sweet and loves to ride along on your shoulder but doesn't like to be petted unless he's in a cuddly mood. He loves to snuggle up under your neck/chin and whisper sweet nothings to you.
Guapo will step-up on command, but like most Quakers since they're a naturally territorial species, he's a bit ornery when you ask him to step up from his cage or perch. We usually use his dish or a ladder to get him to step up on from the cage and there's no problem. Once he's off his perch or out of his cage he returns to being a little gentleman and will step up for you without hesitation. He's very well trained but can't seem to shake that trace of instinct ;)
I adore this little fellow but he deserves to find a forever home who appreciates birds more than our newly merged family can. We've become too busy and since Guapo is so content doing his own thing I'm afraid we're going to end up neglecting him. His best personality match would be a single person or couple who would be happy to let him hang out with nearby or on their shoulder as they go about their day.
The price includes all of his belongings: One large cage, one smaller cage, three impressive wooden playgrounds, any remaining food, several toys and perches, manzanita branch perches, sleeping tent, food dishes, bath dish, nail clippers, and several other misc. items. I want him to be comfy during his transition.
Please feel free to email if you have any questions about his personality or history.
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