Pet(s) of the Week: 2 cockatiels and a parakeet

Published on Thursday, 4 April 2019 08:10
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These are Magnolia, Sonny, and Perry, cockatiels and a parakeet, at the Westport care center. They are so bonded that they must go home together.

Small birds such as parakeets, cockatiels, finches, canaries and lovebirds all make excellent pets. They should be kept in the largest cage that you can accommodate, with a variety of perches and toys, out of drafts and direct sunlight.

Birds are very sensitive to heavy metals and chemicals, and should only be given bowls and toys specifically made for birds.

With time and patience, some can be trained to allow petting and handling. Most small birds enjoy the company of others of the same species, and can be kept in pairs or groups in a large enough cage. Solo birds will need more human social time.

Remember, the Connecticut Humane Society has no time limits for adoption.

Inquiries for adoption should be made at the Connecticut Humane Society located at 701 Russell Road in Newington or call toll free: 1-800-452-0114.

The Connecticut Humane Society is a private organization with adoption centers in Newington, Waterford and Westport. The Connecticut Humane Society is not affiliated with any other animal welfare organizations on the national, regional or local level.

Posted in Newington Town Crier, Newington News on Thursday, 4 April 2019 08:10. Updated: Thursday, 4 April 2019 08:12.