Quaker Parrots Are Excellent Talkers Preappy / Getty Images. If you're looking to adopt a talking bird, then a Quaker parrot might be right up your alley. Quakers have been prized for years due to their exceptional talking abilities.
How long before a Quaker parrot can start talking?
The average age for a Quaker to start talking is 5 months. Some start earlier, some much later, and a few never imitate speech at all. Some QPs are closet talkers and will only talk when no one is in the room with them. Most parrots practice words quietly, sounding like they're mumbling.
The Quaker Parrots are intelligent, comical and engaging birds. They have a wonderful zest for life that pet owners find quite contagious. They have a lively personality that emanates positive attitude towards life and the surroundings.