Turkeys

Resources About Turkeys

Everything you wanted to know (and some stuff you probably didn’t) about turkey health checks!
Everything you wanted to know (and some stuff you probably didn't) about turkey health checks!
A short guide to safely picking up and handling turkeys!
A short guide to safely picking up and handling turkeys!
Performing turkey pedicures and other keratin-trimming advice for turkeys!
Performing turkey pedicures and other keratin-trimming advice for turkeys!
Everything you need to consider when taking in a new turkey!
Everything you need to consider when taking in a new turkey!
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A primer on what an animal sanctuary needs training and protocols in place for when it comes to the compassionate care of turkeys.
A primer on what an animal sanctuary needs training and protocols in place for when it comes to the compassionate care of turkeys.
Nutritional, living space, and social recommendations for turkey chicks in an animal sanctuary environment!
Nutritional, living space, and social recommendations for turkey chicks in an animal sanctuary environment!
A few tips to keep older turkeys happy and thriving at your animal sanctuary!
A few tips to keep older turkeys happy and thriving at your animal sanctuary!
An introductory guide for common turkey health issues, illnesses, and diseases. When in doubt, always contact an expert or veterinarian for evaluation!
An introductory guide for common turkey health issues, illnesses, and diseases. When in doubt, always contact an expert or veterinarian for evaluation!
An introductory guide to avian influenza including answers to the most frequently asked questions about this disease.
An introductory guide to avian influenza including answers to the most frequently asked questions about this disease.

Fun Facts About Turkeys

Turkeys form tight knit social groupings, and can easily distinguish a family or flock member from an unfamiliar turkey!
Turkeys have a flap of skin called a wattle, and another called a snood. Careful observation of the color (red, pink, blue, grey) of a turkey’s wattle can be an indicator of how they are feeling!
Some turkeys will form bonds with trusted human caregivers and enjoy human companionship! Have you ever had a turkey take a nap in your lap?

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