The Fate Awaiting Unwanted Exotic Birds
When you foster a bird, you save it from a terrible fate.
All too many unwanted exotic birds become neglected and abused. They end up stashed away in the basement or set free to fend for themselves. They have little chance of survival in the wild because they have been bred in captivity. Some even get euthanized simply because their owners didn’t know what to expect when they got a bird.
Birds can become unwanted in several ways. People often buy a baby bird because it is cute and looks adorable, never realizing that as the bird grows it will stop being that adorable baby bird.
They may not realize that pet birds may scream, chew buttons and zippers, or be aggressive towards strangers. When the baby bird grows older and starts exhibiting these behaviors, they become unwanted pets. Then the abuse or neglect begins, or the bird is euthanized or tossed out to fend for itself.
STAR Finds Homes For Exotic Birds
St. Louis Avian Rescue works to find homes for unwanted birds. Because we do not operate a shelter facility, we rely on our dedicated foster parents to care for the birds until they can be adopted.
We always need more foster homes for the unwanted birds we rescue.
Our volunteers foster a variety of bird species, with the eventual goal of placement in forever homes. We care deeply for our avian friends, so we ensure our volunteers and the birds they foster are compatible.
A loving home environment for a bird keeps it happy and healthy until it can find a forever home with another loving family.
Volunteer To Become A Foster Today
If you are interested in fostering a bird, please fill out our online foster application. You can then mail it to us at the address below, or send it by email.
At this time, we are licensed to have foster homes in Missouri, but not Illinois.
***We are an all-volunteer, foster based organization. It may take up to 4 weeks to process your application. Please be patient with us.***
- PDF This will open using the free Adobe Reader program. You can print it out and complete by hand, then mail it to us; or you scan it and email it to us.
Mailed applications can be sent to:
STAR – St Louis Avian Rescue, Inc.
PO Box 732
Manchester, MO 63011
Emailed forms can be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org