Sanctuary at The Gabriel Foundation

photoThe Foundation provides sanctuary and permanently cares for birds that The Gabriel Foundation staff has determined to be not suitable for adoption or placement in foster care due to medical and/or behavioral issues or due to their CITES status. TGF also provides an option for persons that specifically request that their birds remain in permanent sanctuary*. All sanctuary birds receive the same high level of care as the birds available for adoption and foster care. Sanctuary birds are housed in species-specific rooms at the Foundation and have access to outdoor flights, abundant enrichment, and psychological and environmental support on a daily basis.

The Foundation’s sanctuary provides:

  • A safe haven for birds that prefer not to interact with humans in a companion animal situation.
  • A home for birds with chronic disease with supportive care and nurturance.
  • Staff dedicated to meet the needs of the individual bird.
  • Educational programs that focus on some of the sanctuary birds’ specific needs or problems, indigenous habitats, conservation status, or social interaction to promote the parrot welfare cause.

*NOTE: When a caregiver requests lifetime care in TGF Sanctuary, funds for that care must be provided or TGF reserves the right to place bird(s) in our adoption program if they qualify. Avian Medical Requirements must also be met before placement into the program.


Sanctuary Birds Sponsorships and Bios

TGF staff members and a number of volunteers have put together a delightful gallery of birds and biographies that are in sanctuary with us. Many of these birds have come to us with no financial support and many have medical and special dietary requirements, so your sponsorship of one or more members of our flock would be greatly appreciated. You can see them here.

You will receive a sponsorship packet which includes a picture magnet of the bird you have chosen to sponsor from the Aviary and Adoption Center in Elizabeth, Colorado, along with other sponsor premiums.


TGF Euthanasia Policy

An Important Message from Julie Weiss Murad regarding TGF’s policy on euthanasia (.pdf)

We think they were all trying to fit in their food dish but one of them wouldn't make room for the last Finch. ... See MoreSee Less

We think they were all trying to fit in their food dish but one of them wouldnt make room for the last Finch.

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Tammy BowserAww how cute is this? Have you ever had a white bellied caique at the Gabriel foundation? I have one and just love her

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Diana ChristenhuszComfort food?

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Marta CrabtreeAww so cute!

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Robin HoremansTHEY'RE SO FLUFFY!

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Melody KilpatrickLove these little guys!

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Vivian Jimenez-KalinaDaisy Jimenez 😻😻😻

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Remember Sophie the Derbyan Parakeet from the Morrison rescue last February? Thanks to staff working with her, she is now stepping up to go outside to a flight with some of the older Conures. Here she is outside enjoying the sun. We are so happy that she is becoming more comfortable with being handled. ... See MoreSee Less

Remember Sophie the Derbyan Parakeet from the Morrison rescue last February? Thanks to staff working with her, she is now stepping up to go outside to a flight with some of the older Conures.  Here she is outside enjoying the sun. We are so happy that she is becoming more comfortable with being handled.

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LynnandDavid AshburnWe have a mustache parakeet and we still are working on stepping up with her although she will come right to a shoulder. They are such amazing birds

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J.C. CrooksShe was singing out there quite a bit last week...I think she has a thing for Cisco!

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Tammy BowserPatience and Love,thank you all!

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Jackson GardinerLove those derbies

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Marta CrabtreeGood for her!

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Jennifer LeeBeautiful

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Diane FaulseitCutie pie

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Cheryl L DownsSo beautiful 😊

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Jennifer CurtisWow! What a beautiful bird!

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A very important lesson was learned here. Do not let Chloe distract you with her cute 'hey baby' because Mr. Bird will sneak up and steal your bagel. The two of them happily shared their prize. ... See MoreSee Less

A very important lesson was learned here. Do not let Chloe distract you with her cute hey baby because Mr. Bird will sneak up and steal your bagel. The two of them happily shared their prize.

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The Gabriel FoundationWe are fortunate to receive all sorts of goodies and treats for the birds from many donors.

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Mike GuyI absolutely adore Moluccans. I live with two; both are special needs and self-mutilators (currently both are fully healed). It truly saddens me to see M2s in captivity; they do so, so poorly with it.

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Kailey MillerI hope both are healing well! Are they in need of anything in particular? Have been meaning to send a box to my favorite feathered friends once I get on my feet financially.

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Marta CrabtreeLove them! You are all Angels! Bless you all!

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Salvatore Sciandra"They're pack hunters, y'know?"

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Kris JonesMr. B's one of many girlfriends 😉

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Elaine Mudrick TomBless

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Teri Caputothank you for all that you do... <3

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Toni BoneyTeamwork!

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Sue DefflerI am SOOOO happy Chloe is still there.

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Mary KramerCute little pluckers.

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Ankita MishraWHAT

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Margie Koellingawwww such cuties

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Mike GuyChristine Houser

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J.C. CrooksGreat teamwork those two. Adorable too!!

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