My name is Smitty!

Parakeet - Quaker for adoption in St. Louis, Missouri - Smitty
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Smitty's Info...

Smitty's Story...
Smitty is a cute, friendly Quaker Parrot, who LOVES to be petted. He also loves to play on tables – If you tap on the table with your hand, he will tap or head-bob in rhythm with you. Smitty likes to groom people, too, and is obsessed with grooming hair.

Unlike most Quakers, Smitty is not cage aggressive, and he steps up fairly well – when he wants to. He is good with pretty much everyone, including kids, as long as they know how to read his warnings about what he doesn't want. He will give hints before he will ever bite, such as pushing your hand away, or leaning and reaching towards the cage. He is great about giving signals that he wants to play, wants to go into his cage, or wants to be left alone. He also knows and heeds the phrase "No bite."

Smitty doesn't really care for baths, but he will take them in his water dish every once in a while. He doesn't yet like the spray bottle or the sink. He's a hearty eater (he eats just about everything) and especially loves pasta, rice, and applesauce. He is beginning to learn to eat pellets.

Smitty does talk but usually only when there are other noises going on, like the TV or the vacuum. He says, "good boy," "hello," "step up," "whatchya doin'," "hi, baby," "pretty bird," and "Smitty is a good boy," among other things. He's not afraid of other pets (he constantly tries to sneak down to the floor to play with his foster mom's dog!).

If you are looking for a fun-loving little bird, who craves petting, Smitty just might be the one for you.

Smitty's approximate hatch date is 2008, and his adoption donation is $100.

For information on some of the characteristics of this bird, see this Species Profile page:

Facts about Smitty

  • Breed: Parakeet - Quaker
  • Color: Unknown
  • Age: Adult
  • Sex: Male

Other Pets at St. Louis Avian Rescue (STAR)

Why Adoption is a Great Option

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