If you are thinking of purchasing a Quaker for a pet, consider how it will fit into your lifestyle, and then consider what adjustments you will need to make to accommodate his/her needs. Be realistic in the amount of time and experience you have to offer. You don’t have to be a professional bird keeper, but having time available to learn about what will be most beneficial to you and your bird is a must.
Factors such as noise, available space, specific diet, price range, amount of attention needed and how many people will be handling the bird are all key points. You should also realize that Quakers are extremely social birds and require plenty of attention. They are not “show pieces” that can be purchased and left in a corner for your intermittent viewing pleasure.