PET OF THE DAY

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) - - COMMUNITY -

This is Whally, a 9-year-old white dove. 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, like Whally, will need more hu­man so­cial time. Visit Whally in West­port. 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.

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