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Wende and Sami’s Story

Posted on Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

  We met Wende years ago, when she adopted Sami (Samula) the Double Yellow-headed Amazon parrot from us. She has a smile that lights up her face and to witness the relationship she has with Sami is truly something special. This story we have to share with you is one that has resonated and touched many hearts this year,read more

The Night Before Christmas…..at The Gabriel Foundation

Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

Words adapted by Kelly McKee – Haynes  ‘ Twas the night before Christmas all through The Foundation Every creature was stirring via flight, feet or defecation! The toys were all hung in the cages with care; the African Greys counting to make sure it was fair. The husbandry staff was listening to Edgar’s loud crooning…read more

Support our Non-Feathered “Flock”

Posted on Saturday, December 13th, 2014

WANTED: TGF’s 4-LEGGED HAPPY TRAILS FUND With a flock of nearly 1000 birds under our wing, we hope TGF’s friends will remember the woolly, hairy and furry critters that count on us for their care.  Sponsorship for any one of these sanctuary residents is a gift with a real reward to share for the holidaysread more

Meet Buster the Cockatiel

Posted on Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

  Buster is one of the sweetest and charming cockatiels currently in our care, and he has a fondness for people and hanging out with some of our wonderful volunteers and staff. When Buster was placed into sanctuary with us, it was at his relinquisher’s request who wanted him to spend his days with aread more

Celebrating 20 Years of Service

Posted on Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

The Gabriel Foundation is celebrating 20 years of service with a fundraiser on Saturday, November 22, 2014 at The Shops at 9th Avenue from 2PM – 5PM, 899 Broadway, Denver, http://shopsat9thavenue.com/  (click here for location information) in the heart of The Golden Triangle. Mulled wine, cider, and light refreshments will be provided. We have aread more

Odie the Red Lored Amazon.

Posted on Saturday, November 15th, 2014

  Odie has been with TGF many years – at least half of his lifetime since he came into our care in 1997. Odie has a definite preference, at least in a home situation, for women, likely due to his first years as a companion bird. For him, a female caregiver means comfort, trust andread more

11/8/14 TBB Toy Making Workshop

Posted on Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Last weekend TBB hosted our last 2014 Toy Making Workshop with longtime friend and toy making guru, Andrea Frederick. We had the biggest turn out yet with close to thirty people in attendance! Andrea instructed the group on how to make small bird toys, foraging toys, repurposed toys from old toy parts, and large bird toysread more

Owning a Cockatoo: Mango’s Story

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014

Adopting a bird, any bird, but especially a gregarious, large and active Moluccan cockatoo like Mango takes a lot of consideration and planning. And it takes considerable care and attention to keep daily enrichment activities ongoing and creative. We were happy a few years ago when Mango was adopted to a family in NJ whereread more

Top Ten Halloween Safety Tips From The ASPCA

Posted on Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

Attention, bird lovers, it’s almost the spookiest night of the year! The ASPCA recommends taking some common sense precautions this Halloween to keep you and your pet saying “trick or treat!” all the way to November 1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters,         not for Scruffy andread more

Ask The Gabriel Foundation

Posted on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Hi There!  I have a question for you.  I have a young male English Budgie that I adore!  He is spoiled and loved by our whole family. He is a big time talker and can easily learn new phrases/words over a couple weeks.  Very cool!  I have wondered though, if it would be better forread more

This is a great time to adopt. Birds included! Did you know that funds from the CPOP and license plate fund help animal shelters specifically? Thanks to the generous CO residents who checked off a donation to this fund on their taxes, and for those who purchase a CPOP License Plate, this fund dispersed over $315,000.00 to shelters, funds ranging from $2K - $30K. These funds are specifically for veterinary/medical expenses. With your support, TGF benefitted by a $4000.00 grant from this fund. This helps us offset the cost of veterinary care for our birds, especially those from hoarding, animal control, cruelty, shelter transfers and relinquishments that are unable to provide any funding to assist TGF's veterinary costs. Thank you CO animal and bird lovers.Help prevent unwanted pet births by donating on your income tax form to the Colorado Pet Overpopulation Fund. www.savecoloradopets.org ... See MoreSee Less

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adoption is the only way to go - I have been adopting my entire life and currently have 8 birds, 6 cats and 2 Greyhounds - all adopted as unwanted or rescues - they fill my heart and home with so much love I can't begin to explain my happiness♥

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Eagle scout Ryan Read gathered the other members of his troop, taught them how to make large bird toys, and made the most wonderful truck-full of bird toys you can imagine. They got a production line going and surpassed our dreams by making over 250 toys in just one day. Our flock is so grateful that Ryan chose to work with us for his Eagle Scout project and make much needed large bird enrichment. Thank you to your entire troop for all of your hard work! ... See MoreSee Less

Eagle scout Ryan Read gathered the other members of his troop, taught them how to make large bird toys, and made the most wonderful truck-full of bird toys you can imagine. They got a production line going and surpassed our dreams by making over 250 toys in just one day. Our flock is so grateful that Ryan chose  to work with us for his Eagle Scout project and make much needed large bird enrichment. Thank you to your entire troop for all of your hard work!

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Wow I need to hear a lot of stories like this these days! Wonderful project and such a terrific and appreciated gift to the birds of TGF! Thank you Eagle Scouts and Ryan Read for showing what real leadership is about.

There are wonderful human beings out there. Thank you to them❤️

WONDERFUL TROOP!! So happy, made my week!

Can't wait to start hanging them up!

Thanks Eagle Scouts. Git 'er done!

That's terrific!

Awesome!

Great Job Ryan!

Way to go!

Awesome.

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2 days ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Attention music aficionados! Higgins would love to share his interest in jazz and blues with just the right person. Higgins is a wild caught Timneh African Grey parrot, purchased in 1983 from a now closed pet store. Wild caught Grey parrots were widely imported into the bird sales market before the Wild Bird Conservation Act went into effect in 1992. Higgins is a hoot, from the whistling with vibrato and a gravelly voice to the sounds of fingers snapping and of course his fondness for jazz and blues. Along with his taste in music Higgins now enjoys a varied diet and requests that his new home has plenty of wood to shred, toilet paper rolls and cardboard to take apart, bite by bite. Invest in Higgin's trust and you will reap the rewards!

For more information about our adoption process, please visit our website.

thegabrielfoundation.org/adoption/adoption-process/
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Attention music aficionados! Higgins would love to share his interest in jazz and blues with just the right person. Higgins is a wild caught Timneh African Grey parrot, purchased in 1983 from a now closed pet store. Wild caught Grey parrots were widely imported into the bird sales market before the Wild Bird Conservation Act went into effect in 1992. Higgins is a hoot, from the whistling with vibrato and a gravelly voice to the sounds of fingers snapping and of course his fondness for jazz and blues. Along with his taste in music Higgins now enjoys a varied diet and requests that his new home has plenty of wood to shred, toilet paper rolls and cardboard to take apart, bite by bite. Invest in Higgins trust and you will reap the rewards!

For more information about our adoption process, please visit our website.

http://thegabrielfoundation.org/adoption/adoption-process/

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Hope he finds a wonderful forever home! His little face is so full of personality. I thought wild caught were less likely to pluck? What is his feather problem?

Love it. I play violin for the animals at the zoo and Marvel :)

I had a wild caught B&G, my best buddy. Miss him every day. Dr.s estimate he was 40-50 at the time of his passing based on his band #. He was a rescue with an unknown history. All we had was band # and what quarantine station he came from with a approximation of what year he passed through.

Timnehs are wonderful birds. We had a wildcaught TAG years ago (had come from the shelter) that was the most loving and loyal parrot after six months of gently gaining his trust. Wish we weren't so far away...in CA.

Aww hope he gets a good home!

He's beautiful! Wish I were closer

I fell in love with his personality while volunteering. He is a wonderful little guy. Sassy too!

I think I'm in love! TAG's are the best!

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