The Best Grooming Available!

WayneThe Gabriel Foundation offers grooming services at our Aviary & Adoption Center.  Your bird is always treated as a beloved family member with considerate handling, a clean and fresh towel, species-appropriate grooming, and weight monitoring.

Regarding requests to trim or shape your bird’s beak:

  • Beak trims: There is a difference between a prophylactic/medical necessary beak revision and minimal beak shaping or adjustment. If TGF staff is not comfortable grooming your bird’s beak, we will recommend you take your bird to an avian vet for care. Any concerns or unusual beak growth that is observed by TGF staff will be documented in writing and a photograph.
  • The Gabriel Foundation grooming staff is able to: Moderate/limited reshaping of overgrown beaks, clean up/smooth overgrown keratin on beak, smooth a small chip or crack but this is 100% dependent on each bird and its beak. The Gabriel Foundation will NOT groom any bird’s beak if requested when the bird appears ill, if there is traumatic injury, or the beak appears to be abnormal; The Gabriel Foundation will NOT groom a bird’s peak to prevent biting, to prevent feather picking, self-mutilation or other destructive behaviors, or if in our experience that for medical, stress of other reasons that the bird must be evaluated by a veterinarian with a special interest in avian medicine.

Grooming is available by appointment only.

 

Size Description Wings & Nails
(Non-member)
Wings & Nails
(Member)
Nails Only
(Non-member)
Nails Only
(Member)
Petite Budgies, Cockatiels,
Lovebirds
$8.00 $7.00 $5.00 $4.50
Small Quakers, Indian Ringnecks,
Pyrrhura Conures
$12.00 $10.50 $8.00 $7.00
Medium Poicephalus, Aratinga Conures,
Pionus
$15.00 $13.50 $10.00 $9.00
Large Amazons, Greys,
Small Cockatoos, Mini Macaws
$18.00 $16.00 $14.00 $12.50
X-Large Macaws, Cockatoos $22.00 $19.50 $18.00 $16.00

 

**PLEASE NOTE:

As of 1/5/15 we are strictly enforcing our carrier/harness policy for all birds being brought in or out of our location. If you do not have a carrier or harness for your bird(s), please let us know and we will provide one for you to use to bring them to and from your car. NO EXCEPTIONS.

For faster service, please complete our Grooming Information Form below.

A copy of your completed form will be sent to the email address you provide.
  • Grooming times are between 9:30am-3pm daily. Please allow about 30 mins per bird.
  • Bird NameSpeciesSize (Petite, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large)Wing & Nails OR Nails Only 
    Add a new row
    Please enter information on the birds and services you are requesting.

 

 

For anyone wishing to read more about the concept of animal Welfare VS Animal Rights (see our previous post this morning), you may download a short article from our dropbox, shared with permission:

www.dropbox.com/s/tpufsnp1xkyrgms/Animal%20Welfare%20VS%20Animal%20Rights.docx?dl=0
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For anyone wishing to read more about the concept of animal Welfare VS Animal Rights (see our previous post this morning), you may download a short article from our dropbox, shared with permission: 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/tpufsnp1xkyrgms/Animal%20Welfare%20VS%20Animal%20Rights.docx?dl=0

Thoughts for a Sunday morning.
With much bird and animal tragedy in recent news stories, we often feel helpless about what can we do. How can we help? If we care about animals' welfare, how does that label us? Clarity on the differences between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights is a good place to start. Understanding how we evaluate animals' care when we apply the Five Freedoms for TGF's flock is central to our approach to our birds' welfare. What do you think? Share your ideas and photos with us about what these concepts mean to you. webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121010012427/http://www.fawc.org.uk/freedoms.htm
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Thoughts for a Sunday morning.
With much bird and animal tragedy in recent news stories, we often feel helpless about what can we do. How can we help? If we care about animals welfare, how does that label us? Clarity on the differences between Animal Welfare and Animal Rights is a good place to start.  Understanding how we evaluate animals care when we apply the Five Freedoms for TGFs flock is central to our approach to our birds welfare. What do you think? Share your ideas and photos with us about what these concepts mean to you. http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20121010012427/http://www.fawc.org.uk/freedoms.htm