Cricket is a Yellow Sided Green Cheek Conure and came to us in a time of need. Our reliable small animals that we took to every single program with us were getting old. Cricket came from a pet store where no one wanted him. Parrots, even the tiny ones, are very hard to keep as pets and often end up in rescues because people realize they cannot keep up with the responsibility of owning them. Cricket has proven himself to be a very reliable outreach animal and best friend (from a distance) to Sunny the Macaw and teaches the public the valuable lesson of doing your research before getting a pet.