Happy January everyone! Did you know that January is National Adopt a Rescue Bird Month?!
Often when we think of Rescue Pets, we think of dogs or cats and often forget about the other remarkable fur-kids seeing forever homes, like horses, birds, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, reptiles and more.
If you've been thinking about adopting an amazing bird into your family, firstly, you're incredible! Additionally, now it is the perfect time to do just that! Did you know that thousands of birds each year are abandoned and are looking for a wonderful home? Sadly, all too often people purchase a bird thinking of them as a "low maintenance" pet, unaware of the amount of care they need or the lifespan they have. Today, we're sending shout outs of love and appreciation for all the amazing Bird Rescues + Rescuers out there! We truly cannot thank you enough for all you do for birds great and small.
If you're thinking about adopting one of these fine feathered friends, be sure to consider some of these important facts before adopting a marvelous bird into your family + home:
1. Birds have a remarkably LONG lifespan. Many live anywhere between 30-70 years! Birds are a LIFETIME + LONG TERM commitment.
2. What is normal bird behavior, may be different than what you are expecting. For example, in the wild, many birds scream to communicate. Knowing how and when to respond to their screams is important.
3. The daily requirements for birds are more than just food + water. Each species has a different requirement, social structure + dietary needs, so be sure to do your research or talk to your local bird rescue before making the commitment.
4. Birds do require veterinary care like any other pet or animal so be sure to take that into consideration.
That said, they are remarkable companions and if these things do not deter your passion for them after doing the research and talking to your local vet + bird rescue; please be sure to adopt today!
And, if you just love these fine feathered friends + are unable to adopt, be sure to celebrate by learning more about wild birds + your local conservation efforts being made to help sustain world bird populations or donate or volunteer with your local bird or wild bird rescue organization!
Be they in our homes or soaring the skies outdoors, birds are an important and beautiful part of our world + our lives; neither of which would be the same without their unique beauty in them.
If you've adopted a fantastic aviary family member, we'd love to have you share them with us this month on our social media pages! We can't wait to see your photos!