t’s not every day that an animal gets to adopt its owner, but one wild Quaker parrot was so hot- tempered after being rescued that no one wanted to take him home from the clinic.
“People kept seeing his picture and wanting to adopt him,” owner Jana Hipp says. “When they’d come to meet him, he would try to murder them.”
But a near-death experience transformed this tiny, bright green parrot with a murderous spirit into a tame household pet named Snarfblat who says, “I love you.”
When Snarfblat was on his way to an animal clinic, he stuck his head through a hole in a cat carrier and couldn’t get it out. Snapping at the veterinarians trying to help, they had no choice but to sedate him. Hipp, who works at the clinic, watched as Snarfblat slept off the anesthesia.
Awaking from slumber, clinic workers prepared for Snarfblat’s routine anger. Yet something was different.
“He woke up the next morning and was in love with me,” Hipp says. “I had no plans of getting a bird, but he adopted me.”