A parrot’s cage is it’s “home” and should be as comfortable as possible for the parrot. The cage is where owners place a bird when they are away to keep it from harm. The bird should spend large amounts of supervised time outside of its cage, so the cage needs to be of comfortable size when the bird is in it. Make sure your parrot has a cage that is adequately sized for them. A cage cannot be too large, it can only be too small. Parrots need to have plenty of room to move around. The cage should be big enough to accommodate perches, bird toys and several food dishes; as well as allowing for exercise.
Join us on October 7th with Orangetheory Fitness! Orangetheory Fitness is donating their studio, trainer, and heartrate monitors for the day, and all proceeds are going to the Refuge. We just need the people!
Stephen Pruett-Jones presents the fascinating story of how monk parakeets arrived and settled in Chicago. Stephen is a faculty member at the University of Chicago and studies the biology and behavior of birds. He has studied the parakeets in Chicago since 1988.
Following the lecture, we will meet rescued parrots now living at a Northbrook parrot sanctuary. Rich and Karen Weiner, founders of Rescue the Birds, will discuss the perils and pleasures of keeping exotic birds as pets.
Come on out to Northbrook's Earth & Abor Day event April 22! Exhibitors will be on hand to present information on environmentally friendly products and ideas. In addition to the exhibition, there will be food, live entertainment, pony rides, and children's activities including Go Green Northbrook's Earth & Arbor Day Children's Fair. A Refuge for Saving the Wildlife will also be there!
This day was created to encourage pet adoptions and to spread awareness about animal welfare. One simple act of kindness can make a huge difference in a pet’s life. Not only do you have the possibility to change a pet’s life, but your life may be changed as well!
October is National Animal Safety and Protection Month. We believe parrots are part of the family. Protecting the safety of your parrot is a pet parent’s main responsibility. National Animal Safety and Prevention Month is a wonderful opportunity to remind people of the importance of animals in our everyday lives and to make sure that they are treated kindly with the respect and care they deserve.
National Animal Safety and Protection month was created by the PALS Foundation, an organization dedicated to helping animals and people coexist.