A cat and a bird that both love company and need a home

This beautiful bird and cat are looking for a home. Alex and Squirrel are currently living at the Wacol RSPCA (QLD) and we’re

This beautiful bird and cat are looking for a home. Alex and Squirrel are currently living at the Wacol RSPCA (QLD) and we’re hoping our Starts at 60 community will reach out and give them some love. Can you help one of these pets?


Name: Alex

Type: Bird

Breed: Green Cheek Conure

Sex: Male

ID: 891908

$100 to adopt

About Alex:

Alex just loves company so if you have other feathery friends or can offer him the love and affection he desires visit him today. He has personality plus!


Name: Squirrel

Type: Cat

Breed: Domestic Short Hair cross

Sex: Female

Age: 2 months

ID: 883102

$300 to adopt

About Squirrel:

Looking for a bundle of fun? Squirrel is a playful, snuggly kitten looking for a new home. Visit Squirrel today! She is desexed, microchipped, worm and flea treated – waiting for you!

Adopt Alex or Squirrel: RSPCA Brisbane Animal Care Campus, 139 Wacol Station Rd, Wacol or call 3426 9999 for more information.

A message from the RSPCA regarding cat adoption:

Please visit the RSPCA to see all of the cats and kittens that we have available for adoption. All adult cats receive a temperament assessment, and our staff will be able to offer advice on the particular cat that you have chosen. It is important to note any recommendations that staff make in regard to a particular cats’ suitability to different home environments, such as those with small children and/or other resident cats. Our cats have been colour coded using our Find Your Feline Friend system to give you an indication of the family type that will suit them best.

Owning a cat is a great experience as they are excellent companions. However, although they are often highly independent and seem self-sufficient, it is important to remember that they do require our care. Before you purchase a cat please ensure that you have thought carefully about the responsibility of cat ownership.

Never buy a cat on impulse – cats can live up to twenty years or more. Owning a cat is a commitment, which should be carefully considered.

The RSPCA recommends that owned cats should be confined to the owner’s property at a minimum from dusk to dawn. This will protect the cat from accidents and fights and provide some protection to wildlife.

Each shelter will require an adoption application form to be filled, and an additional 24-hour cooling off period can be required to give you the opportunity to ensure you have made the right decision and not adopting on impulse. An interview can be arranged with an adoption officer to ensure that the best possible match has been made after this cooling off period.

A message from the RSPCA regarding small animal adoption:

Buying a pet rabbit, guinea pig, ferret, bird, rat or mouse means that you are prepared to take on a serious daily commitment to care for the animal for a number of years.

Children can learn about caring for others, the responsibilities involved in having a pet in the household, and the unconditional love that a pet will give. Parents, however, must at all times guide children in their choice of a pet and the husbandry of the animal, and be prepared to supervise the day-to-day care so the animal’s needs are met. See the RSPCA Australia knowledgebase for general care and feeding information.

Domesticated birds are attractive and easy to care for. Birds are a great first pet, and they can help to teach children about the responsibilities of pet ownership. Birds are social and should be kept in at least a compatible pair. Birds should have access to a flight aviary or be given regular opportunities to fly in a safe environment (such as indoors).