New Study: Escaped Pet Parrots Living Throughout the US

A study of former pet parrots living and breeding in the wild (called “naturalized” parrots) was recently published in the Journal of Ornithology. The findings show that our escaped pet birds are living, and in many cases thriving, in nearly all US states, including those with cold climates. 56 species of naturalized parrots have been … Continue reading New Study: Escaped Pet Parrots Living Throughout the US

San Diego Humane Adopts Out 84 Cockatiels Rescued from Hoarding Situation

Back in January, the San Diego Humane Society took part in a large-scale rescue operation of 84 cockatiels from a one-bedroom apartment.  The rescue made the news and many interested adopters began contacting San Diego Humane about the birds. The cockatiels spent several weeks at the Humane Society receiving lots of TLC and were ready … Continue reading San Diego Humane Adopts Out 84 Cockatiels Rescued from Hoarding Situation

How to Create an Animal Friendly Yard

Spring is just around the corner, and it’s never too early to start planning your garden, especially when you’re getting tired of winter!  This spring, make sure your gardening and landscaping plans take your local animals, birds, and insects into account. How can you make your yard a humane haven for neighborhood wildlife?  The Humane … Continue reading How to Create an Animal Friendly Yard

FDA Warns of Dangers to Pets from Secondhand–and Thirdhand–Smoke

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a report detailing the many dangers of second- and thirdhand smoke to our dogs, cats, and other pets. You may know that secondhand smoke is when someone other than the smoker inhales tobacco smoke. But did you know that so-called thirdhand smoke is a particular danger to … Continue reading FDA Warns of Dangers to Pets from Secondhand–and Thirdhand–Smoke