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My name is Skylar & Skeeter!

African Grey for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Skylar & Skeeter
Photo 1 - African Grey for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Skylar & Skeeter
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Skylar & Skeeter's Info...

Skylar & Skeeter's Story...
Skylar and Skeeter are beautiful, social Congo African Greys. They have lived just about all of their lives together. At first, they lived in separate cages that were side by side. For the last 5 years, they have lived in a cage together. They do not seem to be interested in breeding, although Skylar has layed an egg before. Their owner had serious health issues and was very sad to have to surrender them.

Skylar is quite the talker. Some of her phrases: Momma gotta take a nap, momma gotta go potty, momma gotta go to work, Be right back, Skylar's a bubble butt, bird brain, carrot, Harriet and the list goes on and on. She is hesitant to step up from inside her cage but will step up from outside of her cage or from her carrier. She goes into a carrier well if needed. She bends her head down like she wants to be scritched but doesn't seem to really want to be touched. She enjoys hanging out with Skeeter or on my shoulder or the top of the cage.

Skeeter talks a bit but not nearly as much as Skylar. He is a good eater and will eat just about anything he's offered. Birdy Bread is one of his favorites. He steps up well and also goes into a carrier nicely He likes hanging out with Skylar or with me. Neither bird is comfortable being touched much, at least not so far.

Both birds like to hang out on my shoulder or like to go in and out of their cage. They will go to most people that are confident around birds of this size. They are very well socialized. Skeeter is the most outgoing. Skylar is a bit more reserved and needs a little time to trust new people.

Skylar and Skeeter share a large cage together (30" x 40" x 72"). Both are in full feather although Skeeter has a history of some plucking when he was caged separately from Skylar or when stressed. He pulled several tail feathers the first week after he was surrendered but has been fine since then. They will need to be adopted together as they are quite bonded to each other (like siblings) . They are very entertaining and social and seeking a forever home. Could it be yours? If you have large bird experience and are interested in adopting, click on the Adopting link to complete an application.

Hatch Date: Approx 1994
Skylar is Female
Skeeter is believed to be a Male
Adoption Fee: $1200 for both (cage not included)

Facts about Skylar & Skeeter

  • Breed: African Grey
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Skylar & Skeeter, a St. Louis African Grey was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a African Grey for sale in St. Louis, or seeking a African Grey from a breeder in St. Louis.

  1. Rescues and shelter volunteers in St. Louis already know the personality and tendencies of their pets. This means they can match you with the right pet. That will makes it much easier transition to owning a pet for yourself and your new pet.
  2. On average adoption fees are much less than you'd pay a St. Louis breeder, or pet store. Plus most often rescue pets have already been to the veterinarian for a check-up, had a round of vaccinations, and are spayed or neutered. That is a lot of savings!
  3. You will become a hero, and give a needy dog or cat a loving home. In fact, there are even African Grey breeders who help with African Grey rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in St. Louis paves the way for another one to be saved.