Top Ten Halloween Safety Tips From The ASPCA

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.

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  1. No tricks, no treats: That bowl of candy is for trick-or-treaters,

        not for Scruffy and Fluffy. Chocolate in all forms—especially

       dark or baking chocolate—can be very dangerous for dogs and

       cats. Candies containing the artificial sweetener xylitol can also

       cause problems. If you do suspect your pet has ingested something

       toxic, please call your veterinarian or the ASPCA Animal Poison

      Control Center at (888) 426-4435.

  1. Popular Halloween plants such as pumpkins and decorative corn are

       considered to be relatively nontoxic, but they can produce stomach

       upset in pets who nibble on them.

  1. Wires and cords from electric lights and other decorations should be

      kept out of reach of your pets. If chewed, your pet might suffer cuts

      or burns, or receive a possibly life-threatening electrical shock.

  1. A carved pumpkin certainly is festive, but do exercise caution if you

      Choose to add a candle. Pets can easily knock a lit pumpkin over and

      cause a fire. Curious kittens and birds especially run the risk of getting

      burned or singed by candle flames.

  1. Dress-up can be a big mess-up for some pets. Please don’t put your dog

      or cat or bird in a costume UNLESS you know he or she loves it (yup, a

      few pets are real hams!). For pets who prefer their “birthday suits,”

      however, wearing a costume may cause undue stress.

  1. If you do dress up your pet, make sure the costume isn’t annoying or

      unsafe. It should not constrict the animal’s movement or hearing, or

      impede his ability to breathe, bark or meow. Also, be sure to try on

      costumes before the big night. If your pet seems distressed, allergic

      or shows abnormal behavior, consider letting him go au naturale or

      donning a festive bandana.

  1. Take a closer look at your  pet’s costume and make sure it does not have

      small, dangling or easily chewed-off pieces that he could choke on. Also,

      ill-fitting outfits can get twisted on external objects or your pet, leading to injury.

      8.  All but the most social pets should be kept in a separate room away from

      the front door during peak trick-or-treating hours. Too many strangers can

      be scary and stressful for pets.

  1. When opening the door for trick-or-treaters, take care that your pet doesn’t

      dart outside.

      10.  IDs, please! Always make sure your pet has proper identification. If for any

      reason your pet escapes and becomes lost, a collar and tags and/or a microchip

      can be a lifesaver, increasing the chances that he or she will be returned to you.

1 day ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Adoptions are a family affair! When Pam lost one of her doves, she astutely realized that the surviving dove was lonely. So, when Pam came to adopt a dove, we asked her to bring her surviving dove so that she could choose her own new friend. Well, she chose *two* new friends: female doves Aiden and Everest. Pam also also brought along her four granddaughters, who, when they left, were busy cooking up some fancy new names for their two new doves. ... See MoreSee Less

Adoptions are a family affair!  When Pam lost one of her doves, she astutely realized that the surviving dove was lonely.  So, when Pam came to adopt a dove, we asked her to bring her surviving dove so that she could choose her own new friend.  Well, she chose *two* new friends:  female doves Aiden and Everest.  Pam also also brought along her four granddaughters, who, when they left, were busy cooking up some fancy new names for their two new doves.

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This makes me so happy- the doves and pigeons get their day sometimes!

Now that's a real success story!

thanks for giving these birds a good home and a BIG HUG to all of you that loved and cared for them!!!

that is very sweet!

Super!

Cute

This makes me very happy. I saw those doves while out at the aviary two weeks ago and I wanted to bring them all home. They aren't as fancy as the hookbills and they don't talk, but they bring a peaceful message.....

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3 days ago

The Gabriel Foundation

Who does it better? Parrot or Rihanna? 😂

The Sun Video
Parrot or Rhianna? Who do you prefer?
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The birdie not only sounds better, she looks better too 😉

Parrot, of course, and that's not because I don't like Rihanna 🙂

Parrot........lost interest in her after she let Chris Brown knock her around and she kept going back for more.

I can't hear it very well but I would naturally vote parrot because I love them.

Wings, er Hands down, the Parrot of course!

Parrot who needs toys and entertainment

Parrot!

the parrot of course smile

The amazon such a great parrot

Perrot of course!

A parrot of course. ...

The parrot.

Parrot

Parrot

PARROT!

The parrot

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4 days ago

The Gabriel Foundation

It's time for another game! Test your Macaw knowledge and see if you can name all six Macaw species pictured below.

Update: Answers can now be found in the description of each picture.
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Its time for another game! Test your Macaw knowledge and see if you can name all six Macaw species pictured below.

Update: Answers can now be found in the description of each picture.

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I'll play when you get something besides hybrids.

I missed the Capri. Thanks - I learned something!

Am I getting graded?

Don't have a clue but they are stunning birds!

They are such a beautiful bird, just love them.

they are all so pretty!

Need the answer key!

Lovely!!

I only see one breed! The... Pretty birb!!!!

Anne Tocknell some beautiful macaws here 😊

opws ?

Catalina

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