An important message for January Adopt a Rescued Bird Month
January is Adopt a Rescued Bird Month. The event was launched by the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) back in 2002 after they noticed an increase in the number of birds in need of permanent homes across the country. The organization encourages “Make Pet Adoption Your First Option” and birds are no exception.
Birds require very specialized care. Their life spans vary, and some can outlive their owners – some parrots can live over 50 years. Therefore, please do your research about bird types and care requirements before adopting a bird. Following is a list of just a few things you might consider:
- Canaries are small and show off vibrant colors while Finches are fast-moving and can be quite entertaining.
- Budgies and cockatiels enjoy being handled and often mimic words and household noises.
- Parrots are very intelligent, loud, and require ample space and exercise due to their size and need for mental stimulation.
The list does not stop there. Continue reading more here about the types of birds that might be most suitable for your home and family lifestyle.
Check around with bird rescue groups who also offer lots of good advice and screen potential adopters carefully to make sure there is a good fit between bird and family.
In addition, we have a very special video message from our good friend, Hope Valenti, owner of Amwell Pet Supply. Hope is very much involved in animal rescue of many types of animals, and she hosts CAPIC Cat rescue at her store daily. Please listen to the message she brings below for January Adopt a Rescued Bird Month.
Susan, Taurus and Gemini