Skip the Gifts! - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Off Topic > Lighthearted and Upbeat Chit Chat Only


Lighthearted and Upbeat Chit Chat Only Lighthearted Topics ONLY are to be adddressed here. Topics such as religion, politics and any personal problems or issues should be discussed privately, or on other Social Media, NOT on the Talk Budgies forums.

 
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
 
Old 03-27-2015, 11:45 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,520
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default Skip the Gifts!



Stop the Gifting of Live Animals for Easter...



Every Spring hundreds of pets such as birds, rabbits, hamsters, chicks, and more, are abandoned by families who tire of them after the thrill of Easter Sunday is over. Please help NUBS (Home) to spread the word to "skip the gift" of pets as Easter presents.

By posting the hashtags ‪#‎skipthegift‬ and ‪#‎Easter‬ into your newsfeed on Sunday, March 29 between 4:00 – 8:00pm CST, along with your message about why animals shouldn't be used as gifts, you can join with hundreds of others to get the word out to thousands, and maybe even millions, of Facebook users.


__________________

Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
 
Old 03-28-2015, 03:53 AM
PrincipePio's Avatar
PrincipePio (Bethany)
Member of the Month March 2015
 
Profile:PrincipePio is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Madrid, Spain
Posts: 1,885
Gallery: 26
Karma:
Points: 2025
Rep Power: 10
PrincipePio has a reputation beyond reputePrincipePio has a reputation beyond reputePrincipePio has a reputation beyond reputePrincipePio has a reputation beyond reputePrincipePio has a reputation beyond reputePrincipePio has a reputation beyond reputePrincipePio has a reputation beyond reputePrincipePio has a reputation beyond reputePrincipePio has a reputation beyond reputePrincipePio has a reputation beyond reputePrincipePio has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Excellent post, Deb! This is a very important issue for all holidays.

Spanish children with a strong connection to a village are accustomed to getting a baby chick on Easter, which then grows into a meal eventually. It breaks my little heart, but even my husband talks about his baby chicks that he took care of as a child and that grew into chickens that fed the family (his grandparents still lived in the village). I won't be practicing that tradition with my own children - whenever they arrive! But I wanted to share another culture's take on Easter bird gifts.
__________________
Bethany and Jorge
Mini schnauzer, Watson (July 18, 2009)
Budgie, Sammy (April 13, 2014)
RIP Príncipe Pío
 
Old 03-28-2015, 08:15 AM
aluz's Avatar
Exceptional Service Award Recipient
State:
 
Profile:aluz is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Portugal
Posts: 21,788
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 19619
Rep Power: 55
aluz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond reputealuz has a reputation beyond repute
Default

This is indeed a good reminder!
Here in my country we don't have the habit of offering live animals for Easter.
We offer chocolate eggs, sugar coated almonds and the traditional Easter cakes called "Folar".
__________________


RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
 
Old 03-28-2015, 10:07 AM
Katkin's Avatar
Katkin (Kat)
Hatchling
 
Profile:Katkin is offline
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: UK
Posts: 154
Gallery: 1
Karma:
Points: 172
Rep Power: 5
Katkin has a spectacular auraKatkin has a spectacular aura
Default

Yes I agree, good post. Here pet shops put on petting days over easter and sell off lots of bunnies and guinea pigs, it's terrible to see the adoption area full of these little critters by the summer holidays

I remember growing up one Easter we had baby chicks (chickens) one year for Easter, it was magical. But my dad had already set the chicken shed up ready and was waiting for Easter and did all the looking after, very different.
__________________
 
Old 03-28-2015, 10:13 AM
eduardo's Avatar
eduardo (Dee)
Veteran Budgie
State:
 
Profile:eduardo is offline
Gender:
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Georgia
Posts: 10,242
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 8428
Rep Power: 28
eduardo has a reputation beyond reputeeduardo has a reputation beyond reputeeduardo has a reputation beyond reputeeduardo has a reputation beyond reputeeduardo has a reputation beyond reputeeduardo has a reputation beyond reputeeduardo has a reputation beyond reputeeduardo has a reputation beyond reputeeduardo has a reputation beyond reputeeduardo has a reputation beyond reputeeduardo has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Good post, Deb!
 
Old 03-28-2015, 02:21 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,478
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 37
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Great post, Deb! It's quite sad when animals who need a forever home are abandoned after Easter
This is a great way to raise awareness!
Thank you for posting this
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
 
Old 03-28-2015, 02:44 PM
AlterEgon's Avatar
Hatchling
 
Profile:AlterEgon is offline
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 169
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 338
Rep Power: 5
AlterEgon is a jewel in the roughAlterEgon is a jewel in the roughAlterEgon is a jewel in the roughAlterEgon is a jewel in the rough
Default

My family never gave live animals as gifts, but then again we've always been taking in gifts that turned out to be unwanted. We've had an extremely good year this year - we had some boarders after Christmas, but they all got beautiful forever homes within less than ten days. I think (hope) people are finally starting to get aware that this is a problem and adjust their behaviour accordigly. I think bunnies are more typical for Easter here than birds, so it's probably going to be my mom and sister who will be busy by the time the teeny tiny cute fluffy baby bunnies grow into slightly larger and marginally less cute and fluffy adults.
Our local pet shops have stopped selling animals around the holiday, by the way, with a poster put up to explain why (I assume that, too, has contributed to the drop in abandoned gifts so far this year.)
 
Old 03-28-2015, 06:36 PM
LynandIndigo's Avatar
LynandIndigo (LYN)
Member of the Month June 2014

State:
 
Profile:LynandIndigo is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: BUNDABERG.
Posts: 10,319
Gallery: 15
Karma:
Points: 11751
Rep Power: 35
LynandIndigo has a reputation beyond reputeLynandIndigo has a reputation beyond reputeLynandIndigo has a reputation beyond reputeLynandIndigo has a reputation beyond reputeLynandIndigo has a reputation beyond reputeLynandIndigo has a reputation beyond reputeLynandIndigo has a reputation beyond reputeLynandIndigo has a reputation beyond reputeLynandIndigo has a reputation beyond reputeLynandIndigo has a reputation beyond reputeLynandIndigo has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Excellent post, Deb! This is a very important subject. It really makes me so sad when animals who need a loving home are abandoned after Easter.. People should think before buying a pet if it is not the right one they shouldn't buy...
__________________
INDIGO.
 
Old 03-29-2015, 06:57 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,520
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2575
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Exclamation

It's time to post NOW!!

Please type #SkipTheGift and #Easter into a post on YOUR
Facebook Timeline if you have have a FaceBook Account.

Every Spring hundreds of pets such as birds, rabbits, hamsters, chicks, and more,
are abandoned by families who tire of them after the thrill of
Easter Sunday is over.

Post #SkipTheGift and #Easter on YOUR Facebook Page between 4 and 8 PM Central Daylight Savings Time



Picture shared by Susan Hustworth
__________________


Last edited by FaeryBee; 03-29-2015 at 07:30 PM.
 



Bookmarks
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:49 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.