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 



The purpose of the QPS Fundraising Committee is to raise money to fund QPS above and beyond yearly membership dues, allowing the Fundraising Committee efforts to support the free services QPS offers to the public, such as: 


QPS RAPP, (Re-Home and Placement) 

QPList, (Quaker Parakeet Discussion List) QPSERC, (Education and Research


QPS is a registered 501(c)3 non profit organization for and by Quaker Parakeet owners, breeders, and conservationists committed to promoting national interest and understanding of Quakers a/k/a Monk parakeets.

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.

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