Resource Links

In an effort to assist the general public with as much resource information as possible, The Gabriel Foundation has provided a varied selection of Web Site links to other Parrot related organizations and businesses. Web Site links chosen by The Gabriel Foundation are evaluated according to criteria outlined in our Internet Link Selection policy. If you or your organization would like to be included/or removed in regard to this application, please notify: [email protected]


 

 Animal Law

These websites are great resources regarding animal welfare statutes. These links also give information on bills pending in the state and national legislature that affect companion and wild animals. Some even provide legal help and support for animal welfare cases.

Animal Legal Defense Fund

For information regarding animal hoarding information http://aldf.org/article.php?id=250 http://aldf.org/article.php?list=type&type=93

Animal Law

Lewis & Clark Law School – Portland, OR

www.lclark.edu/org/animalaw/

International Institute for Animal Law

www.animallaw.com

Animal Legal Defense Fund

For nearly a quarter-century, the Animal Legal Defense Fund has been pushing the U.S. legal system to end the suffering of abused animals.

www.aldf.org

Animal Protection Institute Pet Shop Laws

http://www.bornfreeusa.org/b4a1_petshoplaws_currentstate.php

Animal Rights Law

Anti-Cruelty Statutes listed by state

www.aldf.org

The Fund for Animals

We speak for those who can’t

http://www.fundforanimals.org/courts/

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Avian Health

Please enjoy this collection of avian medical and holistic information. But always remember, there is no internet information that can substitute for a hands-on, experienced and qualified avian veterinarian.

Association of Avian Veterinarians

Advancing and Promoting Avian Medicine and Stewardship

www.aav.org

 

AVMA Holiday Pet DON’Ts

Holiday Pet Don’ts

 

AVMA Microcripping of Animals

Note: Birds are generally microchipped in the L. side of their breast in the pectoral muscle. With the newer RFID microchips, birds even under 100g. are able to be safely microchipped. Generally, there is little to no blood when the chip is inserted into the muscle. Because the process is so quick in the hands of a skilled veterinarian with a special interest in avian medicine, TGF’s attending veterinarians seldom recommend anesthesia. There are risks associated with anesthesia, and current veterinary opinion is that the dangers of the anesthesia outweigh any possible pain response during insertion. TGF’s position is that a microchip is a safe and secure form of bird ID, especially if a bird is not banded, or goes unrecorded or is removed.

https://www.avma.org/KB/Resources/FAQs/Pages/Microchipping-of-animals-FAQ.aspx

 

FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals & Safety Alerts

http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm

 

Net Vet & The Electronic Zoo

An amazing collection of bird related information compiled by a veterinarian

http://netvet.wustl.edu/

EXTOXNET Pesticide information database

ace.orst.edu/info/extoxnet

Fight the Bite

Tips on preventing West Nile Virus

http://www.fightthebitecolorado.com/

Gillian’s Help Desk

Gillian Willis is a pharmacist and toxicologist. She is considered an “expert” in matters of poisoning and toxic substances in birds

www.exoticbird.com/gillian

Holistic Bird Newsletter

Devoted to Health and Healing of Avian Mind, Body, Spirit

www.holisticbirds.com

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Animal Welfare

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AWI’s Aims and Goals
Through engagement with policymakers, scientists, industry, and the public, AWI seeks to:

Abolish factory farms, support high-welfare family farms, and achieve humane slaughter for animals raised for food;
Improve the housing and handling of animals in research, and encourage the development and implementation of alternatives to experimentation on live animals;
End the use of steel-jaw leghold traps and reform other brutal methods of capturing and killing wildlife;
Preserve species threatened with extinction, and protect wildlife from harmful exploitation and destruction of critical habitat;
Protect companion animals from cruelty and violence, including appalling conditions in commercial trade; and
Prevent injury and death of animals caused by harsh transport conditions.

www.awionline.org
www.awionline.org/content/bird-trade

 

Animals and Society

We lead the development of Human-Animal Studies, which explores the relationships between humans and animals – See more at: http://www.animalsandsociety.org/


 

Avian Veterinarians

The Gabriel Foundation is proud to partner with the best avian veterinarians in the country.

Homestead Animal Hospital

Centennial, CO – Dr. Jerry LaBonde

www.homestead-animal-hospital.com

Goldenview Veterinary Hospital

Golden, CO – Dr. Kris Ahlgrim

www.goldenviewvet.com

Medical Center for Birds

Dr. Brian Speer has an exclusively avian practice in California. This site also contains informative articles on bird care.

www.medicalcenterforbirds.com

The Bird & Exotic Hospital

Read an article on nurturing your African Grey’s confidence by Dr. Rolfe.

www.birdexoticvet.com/index.html

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Avicultural Resource

Position Statement: The Gabriel Foundation is pleased to support responsible and ethical breeders who implement the very best standards of care for the needs of the psittacine and parrot-like birds raised and housed in their aviaries. They are dedicated to the environmental and psychological nurturance and enrichment of these birds’ lives, pursuing continuing education in the fields of aviculture, husbandry, behavior and veterinary care.

American Federation of Avicultural

www.afabirds.org

Avalon Aviary

The Best in the West for delightful companion parrots and supplies

http://avalonaviary.com/

Avicultural Society of America

http://asabirds.org/

American Federation of Aviculture

http://www.afabirds.org/

International Aviculturists Society

Dedicated to the Birds of the World!

www.funnyfarmexotics.com/IAS

Loriinae

We invite you to explore our site, which contains information about many species of lories, as well as tips on lory ownership.

www.loriinae.com

Birds Online

Everything about budgies and their feathered friends.

Lovebird Project

A Great Science Project

www.lovebirdproject.com

Santa Barbara Bird Farm

Breeder of “Abundantly Weaned” Parrots

www.santabarbarabirdfarm.com

Cornell Lab

All About Bird Biology http://biology.allaboutbirds.org/

California Parrots

A website of information for parrots large and small http://californiaparrots.us/

The National Cockatiel Society

The National Cockatiel Society is a community of cockatiel enthusiasts. http://www.cockatiels.org/main/

 

What is clicker-training?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NFwpXUVGcho&feature=youtu.be

 

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Bird Clubs & Parrot Societies

A quality bird club can be wonderful support after you have adopted a companion parrot. Bird clubs often have qualified speakers on many topics, such as diet, health and husbandry. Often, they have informative newsletters, and they host fun events where parrot keepers can socialize and compare notes. Please keep in mind that any health, diet or behavior issues addressed in this setting should be verified by an avian veterinarian or behaviorist. Many bird clubs encourage their members to bring birds to the scheduled meetings. Before doing so, you should make certain that there are adequate veterinary medical testing procedures required for birds in attendance, so that no infectious or contagious diseases are passed from an ill bird to a healthy bird. Your avian veterinarian can help you with this decision.

The Amazona Society

The Amazona Society is an organization of international aviculturists with headquarters in the United States of America serving as the voice of companion Amazon parrot owners and breeders.

www.tas-uk.org.uk

African Parrot Society

Home of the African Grey Parrot, the Poicephalus Parrots: Brown-Headed, Cape, Jardine’s, Meyer’s, Niam-Niam, Red-Bellied, Rüppell’s, Senegal, Yellow-Faced, and the VASA Parrot.

http://www.wingscentral.org/aps/

Colorado Avian Resource, Inc.

CARI is a non-profit organization based in Denver, Colorado, and dedicated to promoting the well-being of all avian species.

www.cari-bird.org

Quaker Parakeet Society

A fun site for people who love Quakers!

www.quakerville.net

The Avian Protection Society

The Avian Protection Society is an e-mail group formed in March of 2001 focusing on problems facing captive birds. We post issues relating to neglect, abuse, rescue, rehabilitation, education, etc.

www.avianprotectors.homestead.com

Minnesota Companion Bird Association

www.mnbird.org

The Aviary

A regional list of Companion Bird Clubs

theaviary.com/clubs.shtml

The Rocky Mountain Society of Aviculture

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Conservation

Having a parrot in the home often inspires a broader concern about their fate in the wild. As a person who shares a life with one or many parrots, it is up to each one of us to take an interest in the future of parrots in the wild. Many of our companion parrot species are threatened or endangered in the wild due to habitat destruction and the poaching and exportation of parrots as pets. As responsible parrot owners, we should support the work of groups that are trying to preserve the environment and stop the capture of wild birds. Many U.S. charitable or not for profit organizations are listed on www.guidestar.org . This site can be helpful in determining an organization’s program expenses and where donated funds actually end up.

 

American Bird Conservancy

One of the leading bird conservation groups. They work hard to protect birds all around the planet.

www.abcbirds.org

Boreal Forest Conservation

An alliance working to save the pristine Canadian Boreal Forest

www.borealbirds.org

Bird Life

www.birdlife.org

Images of the Macaw

Beautiful photos and images shot on location in Peru and Bolivia.

www.imagesofthemacaw.com

Indonesia Parrot Project

Helping to Conserve Endangered Indonesian Cockatoos and Parrots; Helping to Provide Sustainable Income for Local Villages; Serving as a Source of Information and Education and Improving the Welfare of Parrots in Captivity

www.indonesian-parrot-project.org

 

Inkanatura

Travel to South America-Peru’s only travel organization with all net proceeds supporting conservation projects throughout Peru

www.inkanatura.com

 

Loro Parque

Loro Parque is open every day, all year round. We hope you will soon visit us and thus become one more passionately in love with the life on planet earth.

www.loroparque.com

Loro Parque Fundacion

Our mission is to conserve parrots and their habitats, through education, applied research, responsible breeding programmes, and community-based conservation activities that use parrots as ambassadors for nature

www.loroparque-fundacion.org

Manu-Peru’s Hidden Rainforest

Reader’s Digest World presents “The Living Edens”

www.pbs.org/edens/manu/

National Wildlife Federation University

An online university where you can learn how to take care of the wildlife in your backyard.

www.nwf.org/wildlifeuniversity/creatingplaces.cfm

Parrots International

Parrots International’s ambition is to promote the conservation of endangered parrot species and to improve the lives of companion parrots.

www.parrotsinternational.com

Stalking the Wild Amazons

Your involvement helps to make this research possible!

www.sneakerfish.com/parrots/

The Golden Conure Fund

Save them from extinction

www.breedersblend.com/goldenconurefund.html

The Wildize Foundation

Dedicated to sustainable protection and conservation efforts with respect to Earth’s diminishing wildlife, habitats and indigenous cultures. If WE don’t care, who will?

www.wildize.org

The World Parrot Trust

“If man can save the parrots, he may yet save himself”

www.worldparrottrust.org

Wild Birds Unlimited

Discover the refuge in your own backyard.

www.wildbirdsunlimited.com

Profauna International

Help protect Indonesian wildlife.

www.profauna.net

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General Resources

The Internet has a vast collection of parrot related sites. These links have been reviewed by our staff, and they are run by responsible people with a genuine interest in avian welfare and good husbandry. Please remember to use good common sense and nurturing principles in mind when reviewing any Internet articles. There are also some fascinating e-mail and chat groups available.

911 Parrot Alert Digest

Great resource for lost and found birds http://www.911ParrotAlert.com

Birds for Dummies

Great links from the for Dummies Collection:

Bird’s Eye View

Artscape, the leader in privacy and decorative window film, developed Bird’s Eye View to help reduce birdstrikes by making the glass more visible to our fine feathered friends. Our unique geometric lenses refract UV light and have proven highly effective in reducing bird window collisions.

http://abirdseyeview.com/

 

Ten Most Common Pet Toxins

The ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center handled more than 167,000 calls in 2014. Read our list of the ten most common pet poisons of the year and find out how to protect your pet from harmful toxins.

Avian Web

The Ultimate Bird/Parrot Resource

www.avianweb.com

 

American Racing Pigeon Union

General information on Pigeons and Doves.

http://americanracingpigeonunion.blogspot.com

 

New American Pigeon Lofts

From: www.pigeonbreed.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6UieeBtDCA&sns=em

 

Bird Hotline

Your World Wide Lost & Found

www.birdhotline.com

 

Bird Life

This site is dedicated to providing resources for our Avian friends and those who are owned by them

www.birdlife.com

Birds 411

Welcome to one of the largest resources of Avian links on the Internet

www.birdhotline.comwww.birds411.com

 

Cheep Parrot Toys

We’ve got pages and pages of cheep, feather-pleasing toy ideas & instructions here.

www.cheepparrottoysntips.com

Golden Triangle of Denver

Founded in 1993, the Golden Triangle Association (GTA) is a volunteer-powered registered neighborhood association.

http://www.goldentriangleofdenver.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Triangle-Association-Denver-Colorado/113488552047704

Harley’s Perch

A Macaw website

harleysperch.com/heroes.htm

Hoarding of Animals Research Consortium

Research information on animal hoarding http://vet.tufts.edu/hoarding/

International Exchange on Hoarding

An international forum for service providers dealing with hoarding http://www.hoardingtaskforce.org/

International OCD Foundation

Types of hoarding, including animal hoarding http://www.ocfoundation.org/hoarding/types.aspx

Look in Here

A great website with book reviews and information about all things parrot.

www.lookinhere.com

 Lorikeets

The definitive site about Lorikeets.

www.lorikeets.com American Lory Society Flyer 1

 

Lost and Found.com

The Internet Lost and Found

www.lostandfound.com/index.tpl

 

Macaw Dreams

A fun, informative website about expanding your macaw’s world

www.macawdreams.com

 

National Anti-Vivisection Society

Credible answers for a cruelty-free world!

www.navs.org

Parrot Enrichment Blog

Inspiration and a wealth of ideas to enrich the environment of your parrots by Kris Porter. http://parrotenrichment.com/blog/

Parrot Toy Angels

Our group is committed to providing toys to parrots in need. We realize, unfortunately, we can only help 1 bird at a time…but that’s a beginning, isn’t it?

www.parrottoyangels.com

Parrot Trick Training

Home of the Two Top Trick-Performing Birds in the United States Squawk, a Blue-crowned Conure & Cassie, a Black-headed Caique.

www.parrottricktraining.com

Parrotdata

PARROTDATA is a forum that collects and reports data and news about Parrots, and helps keep the dialog going between people with verying interests and beliefs concerning Parrots.

www.parrotdata.com

Parrotdise

Complete Bird Care – Soquel, CA

www.circleofwings.com/parrotdise

ParrotScience.com

Parrotscience, one of the most popular pet birds sites on the internet has undergone a major facelist and revision. Established in 1996, it has been featured in countless newspapers and magazines worldwide.

www.parrotscience.com

PetPlace.com

Quality, Trust, Ethics & Education

petplace.netscape.com/PetCenters/PetCenter.asp?aniID=3

PJ Publications

For people who want to express their passion for animals through meaningful careers

www.pjpublications.com/

 

Scooter Ware

Home of Mr. Scooter the “First Bird of Rock”, a member of Hudson Valley Records recording artists Full Moon Bay, with a legion of fans known as Scooter Rooters and now head of his own line of apparel & gift products – ScooterWare!

www.scooterware1.com

The Feather Picking Website

This site is devoted to owners of birds that engage in feather-destructive behaviors such as chewing, plucking, barbering and pulling of feathers, and skin mutilation.

www.featherpicking.com/

The Parrot Pages

The best Pet Bird owner is an informed owner. The Parrot Pages are here to provide information and a home for avian products, breeders, clubs, and organizations.

www.parrotpages.com

Those Majestic Macaws

Our site is intended to be fun and provide useful information concerning Macaws, their health and behavior.

www.exoticbird.com

This Wild Life

www.thiswildlife.com

Upatsix.com

The Internet’s most complete source for Pet Bird care and information

www2.upatsix.com

Wingwise

Val, the little Macaw who could!

www.wingwise.com/val.htm

What makes an Expert and Expert?

Article on how to distinguish reputable parrot organizations, breeders, etcetera http://www.goodbirdinc.com/pdf/Heidenreich_expert_.pdf

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Parrot Artwork

Looking for a gift for a bird loving friend (or a treat for yourself?) Please check out our wonderful selection of artists who are inspired by parrots.

Avians in Oil

I specialize in pet portraits of the feathered kind.

www.aviansinoil.com

Beyond Batik

If you love nature, birds, parrots or horses, you will find some great items here!

www.beyondbatikcanada.com

Cherokees of Manitou

Unique exclusive art

www.cherokeesofmanitou.com

Doggone It! Every Dog’s a Diva

Great dog, cat and BIRD photography from Karen Biderman. Check out our Gabriel Birds on her website!

www.doggiephotos.com

Gail Sibley

These wonderful tiles have been designed and hand-painted by Canadian artist Gail Sibley. Each tile is individually painted so no two are exactly alike.

thebirdbrain.com/html/galleryforus.cfm

 

Janet Leroy

Original hand painted feather artwork

thebirdbrain.com/html/galleryforus.cfm

Nancy Wilson’s Rainbow Originals

Beautiful hand painted parrot agates

thebirdbrain.com/html/galleryforus.cfm

 

Shawna Roberts

Original avian artwork-100% of proceeds go to The Gabriel Foundation

thebirdbrain.com/html/galleryforus.cfm

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Parrot Products

The Birdbrain is a product and educational resource for care givers of companion birds from finches to macaws. We provide the finest quality products and support for the complete psychological, physiological, and environmental needs of your bird. Your purchases allow us to provide for the parrots of The Gabriel Foundation®. WHOLESALE ACCOUNTS AVAILABLE * WORLDWIDE SHIPPING In Gratitude: I am indebted to my colleagues and friends, human and feathered, for their support and contributions to this website. The cumulative years of insight and wisdom presented in the stories throughout the site serve to enrich the lives of all companion parrots if we are to fully accept and understand the responsibility of stewardship inherent in living with these most wondrous of animals – parrots. ~ Julie Weiss Murad ^ Back to Top


Publications & E-Zines

Informative publications, books and magazines cannot be beat for up to date information about how to care for your companion bird. Reading current issues is a great way to keep up with all the news in the avian world. Many of these magazines contain articles by respected avicultural professionals in diverse fields. Visit this page frequently for current updates.

Good Bird Inc.

Good Bird™, Inc. is the ultimate resource for information on parrot behavior and training. We focus on methods that promote the use of positive reinforcement to address behavior problems, reduce stress, train behaviors and enrich lives.

www.goodbirdinc.com

Egg Laying Parrots

Parrot Chronicles

The on-line magazine for parrot lovers!

www.parrotchronicles.com

Parrots Magazine

If you have a parrot, want a parrot or love reading about them then Parrots magazine is the answer.

www.parrotmag.com

The Companion Parrot Quarterly

The Companion Parrot Quarterly, edited by parrot behavioral consultant, Sally Blanchard, is a unique magazine dedicated to providing bird owners with the information they need to have and/or raise the best companion parrots possible.

www.companionparrotonline.com

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Sanctuary & Welfare Organizations

The Gabriel Foundation® provides sanctuary for some birds that for health, and/or personality reasons cannot be placed with the public. There are numerous organizations around the world that provide sanctuary for these unwanted pets, some also provide for adoptive services. These links are provided to assist the public in locating a Sanctuary facility near them. Their appearance does not indicate sanctioning or endorsement by The Gabriel Foundation® due to a lack of nationally accepted and monitored standards of care.

Bird Placement Program Parrot Refuge

www.birdrescue.org

Exotic Bird Rescue of Oregon

Our mission is not only to place our birds in proper homes, but to provide potential bird owners with the proper education and training to handle the care of these wonderful animals.

www.rescuebird.com

Feathered Family

Feathered Family is a place where people with companion birds can come for most anything, from getting a bit of advice to finding a home for their companion

www.featheredfamily.com

 

Foster Parrots Ltd.

Parrot Rescue, Adoption Sanctuary – Rockland, MA

www.fosterparrots.com

Parrot Rescue, Adoption & Education – Surrey, BC, Canada

www.greyhaven.bc.ca

Humane Research

www.humaneresearch.org

 

MAARS

Captive Bird Rescue, Adoption, Sanctuary & Education – Stillwater, MN

www.maars.org/quotes/quote28.htm

National Parrot Rescue and Preservation Foundation

National Parrot and Preservation Foundation rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes displaced parrots. We are committed to the education of the public in all matters relating to parrots and networking with parrot related organizations.

www.parrotfestival.org

Northern Kentucky Parrot Rescue

http://www.kyparrotrescue.org/

Parrot Adoption Education Program

Parrot Rescue & Adoption – Minnesota

www.parrothelp.org

PEAC

Parrot Education & Adoption Center (PEAC) is a non-profit, volunteer organization based in San Diego with chapters in Cleveland, OH, Pittsburgh, PA and Anchorage, AK

www.peac.org

 

Pittsburgh Parrot Rescue

Parrot Rescue, Adoption & Education – Pittsburgh, PA

www.pitpeac.org

 

QPS-RAPP

Quaker Parakeet Rescue and Placement Program – Brewster, OH

www.quakerville.net

 

TARA

Rescue and Adoption – Tucson, AZ

www.tarafoundation.com

 

 

Urban Wildlife Rescue

Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation – Denver, CO

www.urbanwildliferescue.org/services/rehab.htm

 

Wilson Parrot Foundation

Parrot Rescue. Adoption & Education – Damascus, MD

www.wilsonparrotfoundation.com

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Heavy metal serenade bird cage style
Heavy metal - bird cage style
Thanks to volunteers Marty K and his son for getting a big part of our cage scrap pile where it needed to be. Time to make certain that dangerous and poorly made cages ended up where they belong! 1500# of unusable cages brought us $78.34; vehicle, trailer - free; labor-free; gas $40. Net: $38.34.
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More of an eyesore. Oh for some huge cotttonwood trees.

Do you have an article you can share about the effects of bad cages on birds? Symptoms etc, of lead zinc toxicity etc. Also, how to test your cage? I would love something good to share with clients. (I have been wanting to look up an article, but keep forgetting! This reminded me and I thought you may have a good one! Thanks!!!

uncanny resemblance to how macaws pick something up - then throw it somewhere else!

not to mention the valuable real estate this stuff was occupying!

It was quite fun tossing old cages in a pile and the satisfaction of the crashing sound of metal to metal, and playing Frisbee with cage trays hitting the concrete back wall. We tried to see how far we could toss cages up into the pile. Icing on the cake was the big steel parrot beak crunching and squashing and tossing.

And the good news is the recycled steel could be used to make new parrot cages.

T. Rex!!!

Thanks Marty K and son :)

Good

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Marty Koenig

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For Cockatoosday we're sharing some facts about the Cockatoos at TGF.

1. We currently have 41 Umbrella cockatoos (31 of which are males), 12 Moluccan cockatoos, 5 Bare-eyed cockatoos, 12 Sulphur Crested cockatoos, 6 Goffin's cockatoos and one Ducorp's cockatoo available for adoption. This equals 77 Cockatoos, almost 30% of our available birds. We have some cockatoos not available for adoption including Quigley, a Major Mitchell (Leadbetter) and Simon, an elderly Galah.
2. Most of the Cockatoos now onsite entered our care when they were between 15-21 years old.
3. The oldest Cockatoo we have available for adoption is 42 years old and the youngest is 5 years old.
4. The most common names we see for Cockatoos that come to us are Fred, Angel, Joey, Baby, Peaches, Sidney/Sydney, and Casper.
5. When a Cockatoo enters our care, they usually make friends rather quickly. Most of our Cockatoos are friends with another of the same gender. Some select more unusual friends. Dakota, U2 & Fred, OWA and Quigley with Sonny, a male Senegal.
6. In 2016, we adopted out a total of 214 birds, 21 were cockatoos. In 2016, 2 cockatoos, one Umbrella and one medium sulphur Crested were returned to us from different adopters.
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For Cockatoosday were sharing some facts about the Cockatoos at TGF.

1. We currently have 41 Umbrella cockatoos (31 of which are males), 12 Moluccan cockatoos, 5 Bare-eyed cockatoos, 12 Sulphur Crested cockatoos, 6 Goffins cockatoos and one Ducorps cockatoo available for adoption. This equals 77 Cockatoos, almost 30% of our available birds. We have some cockatoos not available  for adoption including Quigley, a Major Mitchell (Leadbetter) and Simon, an elderly Galah. 
2. Most of the Cockatoos now onsite entered our care when they were between 15-21 years old.
3. The oldest Cockatoo we have available for adoption is 42 years old and the youngest is 5 years old.  
4. The most common names we see for Cockatoos that come to us are Fred, Angel, Joey, Baby, Peaches, Sidney/Sydney, and Casper.
5. When a Cockatoo enters our care, they usually make friends rather quickly.  Most of our Cockatoos are friends with another of the same gender. Some select more unusual friends. Dakota, U2 & Fred, OWA and Quigley with Sonny, a male Senegal.
6. In 2016, we adopted out a total of 214 birds, 21 were cockatoos. In 2016, 2 cockatoos, one Umbrella  and one medium sulphur Crested  were returned to us from different adopters.

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For those of you interested in adopting from us, visit thegabrielfoundation.org/adoption/ and learn about the process. We do adopt out of state. Cockatoo adoption fees range from $350 to $500. All birds have undergone a complete avian wellness exam, are microchipped, and are housed to stay social with people and other birds. If adoption isn't realistic, we would love sponsors for our flock, especially our cockatoos. We would be thrilled for your support and that you have undertaken the care for one of our flock. There are many ways to support us, so learn more at thegabrielfoundation.org/donate/

Why so many cockatoo's?

I love cockatoos! I just think they're the best. I haven't met one I didn't like yet and that includes some that didn't get along with other people. Lol.

I really want an umbrella cockatoo! I have a Grey from you guys. She needs a friend. But we should move to a bigger house first 😪

Thank you for taking in these wonderful birds. They are lucky to be in a great place you have.

Kat has to ALWAYS say hi to the conures when he first comes out. He likes to make sure his flock well ;)

Wow, 77 cockatoos must be capable of creating quite a racket!

I have 3 c2s, and 1 m2. They are no problems other than my mc2 is constant screamer. But the rest are OK. Just have to provide them with lots of chew toys.

We would love a Cockatoo but my dad absolutely loves your pair of Military Macaws.

Brandee Sounds like a place you would love 😊

I'll take em!!!!!!!!!💙

all my friends and all beautiful

Fred Fred

Fabulous & interesting post!

Britney Hayward....adopt a new friend

That's interesting, because when I visited the facility in Emma years ago I thought you had about 75 cockatoos way back then! But that was my guess - I couldn't help but notice that so many needed homes.

How can we adopt them? I live in NC. How much is adoption fee?

Wish I could help them all.....I'm old and they would outlive me...

I love all the TGF 'toos! Even M2 Jessy who gave me a nasty bite! :-)

Yonah Two Bears

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The Gabriel Foundation

Hi, my name is Kiwi. I’m a handsome Blue-Fronted Amazon around the age of 44. I may be an older guy, but I have the energy of a teenager and still have many years ahead of me. My family gave me up because they moved and had a new baby. I would prefer a home where I'm the only bird, so I can have all the attention for myself. One of my favorite activities is learning new behaviors, because I am very food motivated. With some time working together as teacher (me) and student (you), and of course my favorite food treats, I know you and I can learn target training, and with your help I’ll be happy to touch targets, turn on a perch, and wave my foot on cue. They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but no one ever said you can't teach an old parrot new tricks. ... See MoreSee Less

Hi, my name is Kiwi. I’m a handsome Blue-Fronted Amazon around the age of 44.  I may be an older guy, but I have the energy of a teenager and still have many years ahead of me.  My family gave me up because they moved and had a new baby.  I would prefer a home where Im the only bird, so I can have all the attention for myself.  One of my favorite activities is learning new behaviors, because I am very food motivated.  With some time working together as teacher (me) and student (you), and of course  my favorite food treats, I know you and I can learn target training, and with your help I’ll be happy to touch targets, turn on a perch, and wave my foot on cue.  They say you cant teach an old dog new tricks, but no one ever said you cant teach an old parrot new tricks.

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I would love to have him here with me. My Orange Wing Amazon crossed the Rainbow Bridge the day after Christmas at the young age of only 32 because her previous owners let her suffer with Asper for years then gave her to someone who knows nothing about birds and he called me to take her. I only had her for 2.5 years, but I know she was happy and getting the medical care she needed.

I am a new parrot mama. She is a beauty, a Meyer . We are learning what each other likes. ( ok, to be honest it's mostly what she like). Before I purchased her I ask my daughter if when I become to old to take proper care of her she would. She agreed which gave me peace of mind. She has a sun conure.

I wish I could have him. I'm in Wisconsin though :(. My bird Dexter is old I love older birds

You can come live with me and my 3 babies. How far are you from Gainesville FL

I would love to get him my parakeet just died on Saturday and would love to get another bird.

Beautiful bird...So upsetting that people would give up their bird (a member of family) because of a move and a baby...Didn't they even think about this before acquriing this beautiful bird...I hope this beautiful bird finds a forever home..I can see if someone is very ill and can't take care of their baby anymore.

What is wrong with people? I'm beginning to think we should have to go through a very thorough screening process before we're allowed to keep a parrot from any source.

Such a beautiful bird. I hope he finds a forever home, instead of one that just gives him up because he's "inconvenient". Breaks my heart 💔

So so so sweet! I would adopt him in a heartbeat if I didn't already have two eclectus. They are already a handful but I love them more than anything. I would give him a home in a minute if I didn't already have parrots. This boy is so so so sweet wish I knew someone to give him a forever home. With lots of love. That's what he really really really deserves. Not someone who'll give him up just because of changes and situation someone who loves him and will adapt because they love him and they love their new situation no matter what. Poor kiwi he deserves more and a loving home where he is greatly appreciated. God bless you kiwi I hope you find your forever home soon.

The long life expectancy of parrots is probably rarely considered when deciding to bring one home as a pet. I adore my own but think it's time the long-lived ones be banned as pets. How many people commit to 40 plus years with these creatures? Not enough shelters. Very sad.

Poor baby, would you leave your child?

Love him. He can come to my house I live in Minnesota

I love his face!

He is very likable guy, I have met him.

I want him he can live with us for sure

Awwww, Kiwi, you're gorgeous, so sweet!

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Shame on them !!!

Typical story - so sad :(

Kelsey Rooney!!!

Buck Healy

I would love to have a chat with the people that gave him up. They would not like me.

Merry Tubb this is the site and peanut's cousin is up for adoption! ❤️😢

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