Foster Families Needed

We are at capacity and need your help!

We provide the cage and the veterinary care.


What does fostering entail?

You provide a loving home for a homeless parrot until they find their permanent home. This can be several weeks to several months until they are adopted. While in your care, you will work with the bird to improve their socialization, diet & training.


What are fosters responsible for?

You are responsible for scheduling and transporting your foster to any necessary vet appointments with one of our partner vets. You are also expected to turn in requested information (photos, bio information, updates…etc. ) in a timely manner (per our foster timeline). You are responsible for supplying some, but not all, of the necessary food, toys & perches.


Previous bird experience is not necessary to foster! STAR provides training, support & resources to all our foster families.

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  • Be of 18 years of age or older
  • Live in the greater St Louis metropolitan area (MO or IL)
  • Have a bird safe home, including smoke & Teflon free
  • Have no convictions involving domestic abuse/assault or animal cruelty/neglect
  • All existing animals in the home must be up to date with any legally mandated vaccines and vet visits


  • Access to discounted bird toys, food and other accessories
  • Foster appreciation program (volunteer highlights, picnics and more!)
  • A supportive team that is with you the entire process
  • Bird friends – meet people who share your love and passion for birds
  • The unconditional love from your foster bird

More questions?  Check out our Foster FAQs or email us directly at

jill with cape
ajia with conure