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Rescue Group: St. Louis Avian Rescue (STAR)
|Breed:||Parakeet - Quaker||Color:||Unknown||Age:||Adult|
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: http://www.staravian.org/species_profiles.html#Quaker_Parrot