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A Funny Moment

Posted by believer1 on February 14, 2010

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No, these aren’t questions about people such as Margaret Fell Fox and George Fox. 


They are questions about Quaker Parrots like the one pictured here.

   “A” and I laughed long and hard the first time we read these questions, because we could not help but think of our human Quaker friends, such as myself, as we read them. 

8 Responses to “A Funny Moment”

  1. acilius said

    That is very funny. And some of the questions are very thought-provoking, if you apply them to featherless Quakers.

  2. acilius said

    Some of them really got me thinking. For example, #1, What do Quakers look like? Well, most Quakers in Africa look rather different from most Quakers in the USA, and today all but a few Quakers look very different from George Fox and Margaret Fell.

  3. acilius said

    I love this, from the answer to Question 10:

    The Quaker is a very hardy bird. They appear to thrive in even the coldest of climates. Colonies of free-flying Quakers exist in many of the eastern states. It is for this reason that several states have laws that either prohibit or in some way make it difficult to own Quakers. Many believe that Quakers, being both hardy and prolific breeders, can quickly grow into very large colonies that can take over wide-spread areas, destroying crops and other vegetation in the process.

    This reasoning, however, may be faulty. Studies of wild Quakers have shown that when the babies fledge, they very rarely go any further than 500 yards from their parents nest site to set up their own nests. In cases where an entire nest site is destroyed, the displaced Quakers never settle more than several hundred yards away from the original site. It is also very unusual for Quakers to build a standalone nest as they prefer to attach their nests to a nest structure that is already existing. Therefore, it is virtually impossible for Quakers to take over large tracts of land, destroying all vegetation in their paths as many people fear, due to the instincts that govern their nesting habits.

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