|When we realized, with our first Quaker (1987), how easily
they picked up speech, I made up two "flock" songs and ever since then
have sung them to all the Quakers we've owned.
The birds love to listen to us sing the songs, and they also sing them, for the most part, in their entirety. If they're feeling insecure, they are tremendously reassured by all of us singing together. All four birds recruit my husband and/or me to sing with them with the phrase "wanna sing?".
Here are the lyrics:
I'm a Little Quaker
I'm a little Quaker, green and stout, Open up my cage and let me out. Better pick me up or else I'll squawk, Rub my tummy and then I'll talk.
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Hug the Quaker, I Love You
Hug the Quaker, I love you, Yes I do, yes I do. Hug the Quaker, I love you, Hug . . . the . . . Quaker.