National Pet Day, April 11, was founded in 2006 by Pet & Family Lifestyle Expert, Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige, to celebrate the joy pets bring to our lives and to create public awareness about the plight of many different kinds of animals awaiting a forever home in shelters and rescues all around the globe. But how do you celebrate a day like this?
Celebrate a Good Cause
This would be a great day to dedicate some of your time to a local shelter in need of volunteers. Contact your local shelters to find out what their current needs may be, and help them out. Share what you did with others to bring awareness to pet adoption and the number of animals living in shelters in need of a home.
Healthy & Varied Diet
Providing a healthy and varied diet for your parrot is extremely important. Not only do they need seeds and pellets, but they also require plenty of vegetables and fruit. Be sure to avoid harmful foods that may be toxic to your parrot.
If you are looking to adopt a parrot, then there are many options that you can look for. Many times, people look for baby parrots as their first bird. You many be surprised to learn that there are many older parrots also looking for homes. Too often, older parrots get overlooked by people looking to adopt. There are many benefits to adopting an older parrot.
Halloween can be fun and festive for people, but there are some parrot safety hazards that should be kept in mind for this day. Here are some tips to help you ensure that your parrot has a happy and safe Halloween.
Watch the Candy
Make sure candy is kept safely away from your parrot(s). Chocolate is toxic to parrots. If you suspect your parrot has ingested chocolate, contact your veterinarian.