PET OF THE DAY
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.