Seattle Animal Shelter Pet of the Week: Houdini
Posted on August 1st, 2014 by Sara Willy
On Fridays we feature an adoptable pet from the Seattle Animal Shelter (SAS). SAS is located at 2061 15th Ave W, just north of Whole Foods, at the corner of W. Armory Way. SAS is open Wednesday – Sunday, noon-6pm.
Queen Anne View has not met any of these pets – SAS is providing us with the description, as they know them well. We encourage potential adopters to get in touch with SAS and work with them to evaluate the compatibility of your home and a new pet.
Updates on previous pets:
Angie (cattle dog mix) – available for adoption
Cosmo (yellow lab mix) – available for adoption
Ace & Usa (kittens) – available for adoption
Bella (dilute torti kitty with loads of personality) – available for adoption
Elsa (white kitty) – adopted!
Mama (lap cat) – available for adoption
Dove Family (Bubbles, Promise & Picasso) – available for adoption
Archimedes (red-eared slider turtle) – available for adoption
Bunnies (Bella, Luna & Roscoe) – available for adoption
Chinchillas – seven currently available for adoption
Houdini is a Quaker Parakeet (aka Monk Parakeet), and as his name implies, Houdini is an escape artist. He can find his way out of a closed cage in no time. Houdini is a beautiful and charming guy, and he’s also very loud.
Houdini needs to be adopted by a family with prior bird experience, and preferably experience with and/or extensive research on Quaker Parakeets. A highly adoptable fee will apply; see shelter staff for details.
Parrots are extremely intelligent and social. They need extensive daily enrichment and interaction with their people and other birds. Puzzles containing food or toys/climbing structures for parrots to explore are also great ways to engage the bird’s minds and encourage physical activity.
Parrots live an extremely long time, so potential adopters should plan on having a Living Will to plan for their parrot’s care. Finding a qualified avian vet is also a challenge and can be more expensive, even for routine care. Most parrots are loud and are not good pets for someone who lives in an apartment or condo.
Houdini (SAS ID #14-19052) is at the Seattle Animal Shelter, come on down and say hello – he might just say “Hi” back!