Clear the Shelters

Clear the Shelters, a nationwide pet adoption event, takes place today. Nearly 20,000 pets found a forever home at last year’s drive. oacsBoth Alfie and Ozzie were adopted from the County of San Diego Department of Animal Services. Sido was adopted from the Free Flight Exotic Bird Sanctuary.sidocsIf you’re thinking of adding a pet to your family, please consider adoption. There are many pets in the shelters and rescues who need loving homes.

You can read more about Clear the Shelters here.

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Budgies on TV

The Brady Bunch1What Goes Up (Season 2, Episode 11).2 After Bobby sprains his ankle by falling off a tree, his parents decide to cheer him up by giving him a parakeet. Because of the fall, Bobby has developed a fear of heights. The family tries to help him over his acrophobia with stilts, a trampoline and even a hiking trip. But nothing works…3Until Tiger (the family dog) chases Peter’s parakeet out the window. Peter overcomes his fear and climbs up on his swing set to get his parakeet out of a tree. Once again, a parakeet saves the day!4Bobby’s bird is never given a name, and this is its only appearance on the series. A shame, as it is clearly the best of the bunch.

Full episode here.

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The Perch

The Perch is a parrot cafe in Colorado Springs. At The Perch (a partner of the Metro Denver Parrot Rescue), you can have a cup of coffee and hang out with the rescue birds. The birds are available for adoption, and the cafe is a great way for people to learn about the birds and bond with them. It takes two to four weeks to adopt a parrot, including an online course and a home inspection.

photo: Rocky Mountain Food Reportrockymountainfoodreport The cafe also sells birds supplies and toys and holds special classes (how to make a seagrass mat for your bird, etc.) and events. If you’re in the area, be sure to stop by!

        photo: CritterFilescritterfilesYou can find out more about The Perch here.

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