MSPCA Pet of the Week - Chippy Bird the Parakeet

The quintessential family starter pet!
Chippy Bird is one of many cheerful, young parakeets available at the Centerville MSPCA shelter. (MSPCA photo)

Many folks still don’t know that you need never go to a pet store to buy a beautiful parakeet—the quintessential family starter pet—in fact, you can go to your local animal shelter and adopt!  Adoption saves two lives: the life of the bird in the cage and the life of a bird who may need temporary refuge in said cage before she, too, can be adopted.

“Chippy Bird” is one of several young parakeets currently up for adoption at the MSPCA-Cape Cod in Centerville.  Like most parakeets, Chippy Bird is social and loves living in a small group.  For this reason staffers encourage adopters to take home two parakeets so their new pet has a friend.  Parakeets do really well with lots of time outside the cage and interactive play with their human families.  And best of all, the supplies that Chippy Bird will need can be purchased at the adoption center, or at any pet store. 

Swing by the MSPCA-Cape Cod Adoption Center during open hours or email [email protected] for more information about Chippy Bird! welcomes thoughtful comments and the varied opinions of our readers. We are in no way obligated to post or allow comments that our moderators deem inappropriate. We reserve the right to delete comments we perceive as profane, vulgar, threatening, offensive, racially-biased, homophobic, slanderous, hateful or just plain rude. Commenters may not attack or insult other commenters, readers or writers. Commenters who persist in posting inappropriate comments will be banned from commenting on