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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

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Who needs a guard dog when you can have a guard Cockatoo?

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pruuuu eu sou um cão porra pru pruuuuu
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My parrots bark all the time. It is so funny. Love it!!

*L*O*V*E*

Adorable!!!

Omg Mitchell Thomas I REALLY want a cockatoo! Lol

I'm watching this as I'm listening to Nutzy screeching and screaming in the background. This time of year he gets very vocal. Time to cover his cage LOL

We have a Jardine that barks when you say "sick 'em!"

Tim Downs

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Sometimes our resident birds just know best. This certainly holds true for Claude and Jasper. When Wendy from Boise was looking to add an African Grey to her flock she had an immediate connection with shy Claude, a long term resident here at The Gabriel Foundation. Jasper the Goffin's Cockatoo had his own plans, and he wasn't about to let her get away without him as well. 7 months later Wendy reports that both birds have settled in well and that Jasper has readjusted the entire household's bedtime to better suit his needs! Claude is a family favorite and has amazed everyone with his mimicry of different voices and random sounds. An adoption success!

If you would like to share your own TGF adoption success, please send your story with a few photos to [email protected]
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Sometimes our resident birds just know best.  This certainly holds true for Claude and Jasper.  When Wendy from Boise was looking to add an African Grey to her flock she had an immediate connection with shy Claude, a long term resident here at The Gabriel Foundation. Jasper the Goffins Cockatoo had his own plans, and he wasnt about to let her get away without him as well.  7 months later Wendy reports that both birds have settled in well and that Jasper has readjusted the entire households bedtime to better suit his needs! Claude is a family favorite and has amazed everyone with his mimicry of different voices and random sounds.  An adoption success!

If you would like to share your own TGF adoption success, please send your story with a few photos to wmarchant@thegabrielfoundation.org

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At TGF, we love news from our adopters and their flock.

Well....I always have said.....do not pick a particular bird as a companion. Let the bird pick you!

We missed out on a planned visit and with rare openings in our schedule, I'm very sad. But, with that being said, as soon as I have some vacation time, I'm taking a day and making an appointment.

Such great news! Love that they pick their own "family" Most happy for Jasper ❤️

They pick who they want! And those are the best matches! Congrats guys!

Great story....animals pick their humans.

luv these friends

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