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The Gabriel Foundation: Sponsor a Pet Grant Report

How did this grant help your organization and the pets in your care?

This grant helps The Gabriel Foundation to provide the best nutrition available to the birds in our care, which includes fresh leafy greens, vegetables, and some fruit that is a part of every bird's daily diet.

Good nutrition is an important component to maintain a bird's good health. Good bird health includes a strong immune system. Healthy, brilliant feathers; clear eyes and nares; and rosy skin on feet and legs are indicators of good health. Birds in good health are active and show interest in diet, foraging, exercise and bathing. With many birds in need of adoptive homes, it is important for adopters to understand what total bird health looks like.

How many pets did this grant help?

50 birds for one day

Please provide a story of one or more specific pets this grant helped.

With such tasty, colorful and nutritious foods that are fed at The Gabriel Foundation, it’s easy to see why Tala, a blue and gold macaw, is eager to help herself to breakfast. Tala was a baby macaw when found lost in a Denver public park and brought to The Gabriel Foundation. She was suffering from severe dehydration and starvation. Veterinary care and an age- and species-appropriate diet helped her grow into the beautiful bird in this picture.

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