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My name is Cracker!

Cockatoo for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Cracker
Photo 1 - Cockatoo for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Cracker
Photo 2 - Cockatoo for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Cracker

Facts about Cracker

  • Breed: Cockatoo
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Female

Cracker's Info...

I am in need of an experienced adopter.

Cracker's Story...
Cracker is a female Umbrella Cockatoo. She is very quiet when she is happy with her environment. Cracker does the wolf whistle and says her name. She loves grapes, peanuts, and peas. When she is excited she will dance for you with her crest up. We have discovered that she definitely prefers men, and children. We don't know why but women seem to frighten her.

Cracker's favorite thing to do is cuddle in your lap and have you scratch under her wings and give kisses. If you stop petting her she will use her beak to pick up your hand to let you know she wants more. Cracker also augers in just like a dog pushing her head under your hand for attention!

Cracker is not good about staying on her perch or cage. She will come looking for you for attention. She has been known to go after bare feet and can sometimes act territorial when she is being handled by someone she prefers and another person invades their space. But, any biting has been minimal and more threatening than vicious. Cracker has a history of plucking, but that should improve when she feels safe and is getting the attention she needs.

For information on some of the characteristics of this bird, see this Species Profile page: http://www.staravian.org/species_profiles.html#Cockatoo

Cracker's approximate hatch date is 2000, and his adoption donation is $500.

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Why Adoption is a Great Option

Cracker, a St. Louis Cockatoo was adopted! Here's how you can benefit by looking at adoption as an option to buying a Cockatoo for sale in St. Louis, or seeking a Cockatoo 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 Cockatoo breeders who help with Cockatoo rescue. One puppy or kitten adopted in St. Louis paves the way for another one to be saved.