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My name is Ellie!

Conure for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Ellie
Photo 1 - Conure for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Ellie
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I'm being cared for by:
St. Louis Avian Rescue (STAR)

Facts about Ellie

  • Breed: Conure
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Unknown
  • Sex: Female
Ellie has had it pretty tough in the past and is not very trusting of humans. When she first came to us, she was scared and would sit in the corner all day. Now, only a few weeks later, she happily comes out of her cage and sits on top. She loves to play with her toys and rub her head on them. I feel that one day she may love to be scratched on the head, but this will take time, if ever. She will, however, snatch treats from your hand, so this is a good start. She had a terrible skin infection, which may be the reason she plucked her belly and shoulder feathers. She has plucked a few on our watch, but new ones are growing in, so we are hopeful she will stop now that the infection is gone.

We do not know Ellie's age or sex at this time. She is a nanday conure, which means she can be pretty loud. Continued love and care will do great for her. She doesn't seem to mind the other birds, but is not particularly friendly to them either. Ellie is looking for her forever home, which will need to be patient, kind, and tolerant.

Hatch Date: Unknown
Adoption Fee: $150

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About St. Louis Avian Rescue (STAR)

About Our Rescue Group...

While the public has become more familiar with puppy mills and the issue of dog and cat overpopulation, most people are not aware of the plight of homeless companion birds. These animals are victims of over-breeding just as other pet species are, and despite the illegality, many are still wild-caught. In addition to the problems faced by homeless pets of all kinds, birds have the added "burden" of longevity. Parrot species can live thirty, fifty, even eighty years. This increases the likelihood that a bird will have multiple homes in his or her lifetime.

STAR is a 501(c)(3) charity formed to address the issue of homeless birds in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Our volunteers foster a variety of bird species, with the eventual goal of placement in forever homes. We also strive to educate and instruct the public in not only the care of companion birds, but in the appreciation of wild birds as well. We have volunteers who can speak to children and adults on a range of topics.

Come Meet Our Pets...

We regularly hold “Meet the Birds” events, where the public can learn more about us, our birds, and our mission. We also attend community events to inform people about our mission and to show some of our available birds. Those interested in a particular bird can always contact us by phone or e-mail to arrange a meeting with that bird.

Our Adoption Process...

If you are interested in a particular bird, you need to fill out an Adoption Application, which can be found on our website. The application can then be mailed or e-mailed to us. Home visits are required prior to all bird adoptions, and we prefer local adoptions. Also, we will not ship any of our adoptable birds, and we do not adopt to breeders. All references will be checked for all birds. If approved, you must drive to St. Louis, MO to pick up the approved bird. Adoption donations must be paid in cash. (We apologize that we can no longer accept personal checks.) For a range of suggested adoption donations, please see our FAQ page, or contact us to inquire about a specific bird.

One important factor to take into consideration is if you smoke. All animals are negatively affected by tobacco smoke, but birds in particular are susceptible to its effects. In addition to breathing and overall health problems, many birds will obsessively preen in an attempt to rid themselves of the smoke, and the result can be severe feather plucking. If you or another household member smoke, we will not approve the application, and we recommend you not adopt any animal.