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QPS Officers

President:         Verndell Gildhouse

Vice President:  Karen Anderson

Secretary:         Janice Lang

Treasurer:         Sharon Merrill


Committee Chairs

Communications: Ellen Krueger

Education: Sheila Blanchette

Fundraising: Shawnna Gaddy

Membership: Janice Lang

RAPP Chair: Verndell Gildhouse


Editors: Ellen Krueger, Mary Larrick,

Design & Layout: Cimmie Mabee


QPS strives to provide factual, detailed information on Quakers as companion parrots through education, encourages legalization of Quakers in states where they are currently banned, and strives to prevent further restriction of ownership, promotes protection and preservation of Quaker natural habitats, and supports and encourages veterinary and avicultural research of all avian species.










It is with profound sadness that we share the news of the death of our beloved friend, colleague, and Vice President of the Quaker Parakeet Society, Patricia K. (Pat) Anderson, on July 26, 2021. Our hearts are with her husband, Steve, her brother, Tom, and her extended family, along with all who knew and loved her.

Pat’s passion for, and on behalf of, birds, particularly Quaker Parrots, touched countless people and birds. We will always remember Pat, and are eternally grateful for all she did.


Please click here to link to the In Memoriam from Western Illinois University 

Information presented on the QPS web pages is gathered from avian articles, books, reference materials, and the result of extensive discussion with Quaker owners, breeders, researchers, behaviorists, and avian veterinarians. It is not intended to replace the valuable information which your personal avian veterinarian shares with you. 

QPS 2004-2020



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