Watch Quaker Parrots Build Nests with Clothespins

Posted by Stacey Venzel

These two quaker parrots are quite the innovative construction workers.

Quaker parrots are known for their curiosity and intelligence. They can busy themselves all day long building a nest with anything in sight.

In the case of duo Sparky and Alexandra, clothespins make for great nest foundations. Hailing from Portland, Oregon, this pair maneuvers around their owners' bookshelves to build the perfect home.

Relying on their beaks like a human would fingers, these quakers are adept at weaving in and out of sticks and clothespins to find just the right place to complete their home sweet home.

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Apparently, Alexandra isn't afraid to kick Sparky to the curb--from his own apartment! But when she does, Sparky doesn't mind; he gets right to creating another nest.

Enrichment is important for every animal's health. These birds' owners are nice enough to provide them with their own cubby space and the tools to get cracking.

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Watch Quaker Parrots Build Nests with Clothespins