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Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary Inc

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26928 Deacon Loop Patricia Norton Wesley Chapel FL 33544 USA


The Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary is dedicated to the care and well being of parrots and other exotic birds. We do not breed, sell, trade, or offer for adoption the birds in our care. Instead, we endeavor to provide them with a permanent home that allows them to mingle with other compatible birds in outdoor open-flight aviaries. We also strive to provide permanent, caring homes for birds with special needs, including those with physical challenges or behavioral issues. Finally, we are committed to raising public awareness regarding the moral responsibilities and physical demands of keeping parrots or other wild animals as pets.


We have made great strides this year in our Fundraising efforts towards the much needed expansion of FEBS! With your help we will be able to "Spread our Wings" in 2013!!!!


Education, Great American Teach In, Internships for Future Avian Field, Fundraiser Events

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 1 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

Always look at few other sanctuary before you take your bird to this place better to be safe than sorry.

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Rating: 1 stars  

31 people found this review helpful

Before you give your baby to this people get something in writing that you can get your bird back for when you find breeding and selling bier by this people.
The Devastating Reality is:
More Often Than Not -- It's not about a Bird's Welfare but About Making Money at Florida Exotic bird sanctuary and every director at FEBS and family members.
Exotic birds have become valuable commodities and they are, therefore, frequently targeted by "business people" like Directores at the FEBS whose focus is not the welfare of birds, but for whom they represent a means of making a very very good living. Proper care would cut into profit margins. Birds in the care of these self-proclaimed "rescue" are suffering from emotional and physical neglect. You can contact the news and media to investigate how many bird came to this place and how many are missing?
Here are sample of parrot sold by african queen . ask the director of febs who is this person? they know this person very well.

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

55 people found this review helpful

They missing so many parrots. They lie about everything's breeding adoption and sale look for the best

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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 1 stars  

56 people found this review helpful

The worst place to place your parrot , I will not take my parrot there , ask them about breeding and ask for some paper before you give them your bird and money or you will lose them all . They lie about everything when the person that did all their website, Facebook, Youtube and some manything and he found out the commit fraud he left . This place even lie about the 750 SQ ft cage that is outside of the cage not inside . 10x150= 1500
come on why do they have to lie about something simple like that? Do they really think everyone is dumb?

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I would love to know why all the people with negative things to say do not give specifics? There should be no fear of liable if you are speaking the truth and can back up your claims.
I do not understand the bashing that goes on amid these organizations by those that run them. Help each other for the sake of the birds.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Aussie, a wild caught Moluccan cockatoo, was provided sanctuary by Pat Norton and the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary in February of 2009. Unlike most cockatoo's, in her 20+ years she had only one home before she came to live with me. Wanting the best situation for her, I began looking for a sanctuary where she could live her life on her terms, being a bird with others of her own species. After talking to a number of sanctuaries and visiting those I could, I found FEBS and Aussie's new home! Pat is one of those special, unselfish people who does much more than provide a home for birds. She is involved in the community and goes into the schools. The sanctuary would like to build more of the large flights that the macaws currently enjoy and I hope she gets the support she deserves to provide more birds with the joy of flight. Please consider donating to FEBS and providing the help these birds need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have a male umbrella cockatoo, Malley, that came into my family when I was 7 years old. He was just a baby. I'm now 29 and he is about 22. At some point, Malley became "my" bird. His well-being was the first thing I thought of no matter what was happening in my life. I gave up a lot for him, but I'd have done it happily the rest of my life or his if I'd thought staying with me was the best thing for him.
I stressed all the time about whether or not I was doing the right thing by keeping him with me. My husband and I both work, and I hated him being alone all day while we were gone. To make things more difficult, he wasn't exactly a fan of my husband, so it was hard to divide what little time I had after work. No matter how much time I could give, I never felt like it was enough. It would break my heart to catch him sitting quietly, staring out the windows as if he were longing to be there. He loved being outside and I took him out as often as our weather allowed.
I started considering the possibility of a sanctuary about 3 years ago. I contacted Pat via email to ask about it and got some information. I saved that email just in case, but guilt sank in and I felt so horrible considering it that I let it be. A couple years later, more life changes, in addition to more questioning myself if keeping him was right, spurred me to email back again. At this point I had discovered that FEBS had purchased a new property to expand, and that they could take my boy.
It took a lot of soul-searching and trying to look past the emotion. Once I made that final call and realized this was really happening, it hit me pretty hard. But, I knew that in the long run that this is what would be best for Malley.
We made the drive from Virginia to Florida just this past weekend. The hardest part was thinking about all the things I will miss. He was such a huge part of my everyday life, and so much of my routine was dedicated to him. Not having him here is crushing, but I'm at peace knowing he will be so much happier around other birds, getting to fly, and hopefully making friends.
I was so amazed how well he settled. I didn't know what to expect since he had never really been around other parrots before, and I wasn't sure how he would react. After we set up his cage like it was at home, he went in and seemed so much more quiet and relaxed than I assumed he would be. Obviously, it was pretty noisy with all the other birds around, but he didn't seem fazed. It actually made me smile to hear him whistling and talking to the other birds. :)
We spent some time there, me boo-hooing the whole time at the thought of not getting to see him every day. He "cried" with me and I told him a million times I love him and I hope he understands why I'm doing this. We spent the night at a hotel and stopped to see him one last time before heading home. He seemed so relaxed, had clearly eaten food, drank water, and played with his toys. I brought him a banana from the hotel (his favorite) and he ate quite a bit of that like normal. I gave him a few more small toys to play with, and he sat and happily chewed them apart. I gave him some cuddling and scratches before i said goodbye. I was still sad to leave him, but it made me feel so much better seeing him so ok with everything.
This is the hardest thing I've ever done, but I know I needed to do it. He is my life, and I hated feeling like I wasn't able to give him everything he deserved. They are busy building the new aviaries at the new location in Hudson, but I hope to see him soon in his new aviary. It will be hard adjusting to not having him here with me everyday. The house seems too quiet now, but I know I did the right thing by bringing him to FEBS. I plan to visit as often as I can, and hopefully volunteer during my trips there.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

FEBS mission really resonates with me. There are not many sanctuaries out there that do not breed, adopt out or sell their birds. The idea that a bird can be a bird and live within a flock makes me feel like that is the best thing I could give my companion parrot. Thank you for all that you do!

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

You know what really gets me? There are posts on here, about specifically, bashing Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary, how they do not have some or all the birds that was placed in their care? GO LOOK FOR YOURSELF! Each and EVERY member is that was placed in the care of Pat Norton, IS STILL THERE! HAPPY AND VERY PEACEFUL! The facilities that you should be aware of, is the one that is posting LIES and false information out on the web. Please take the time to prove to yourself, where your dear friend should be placed ... someone that actually KNOWS how to take care of a parrot and give them a VERY AMAZING home, or with someone that doesn't know their *** from a hole in the ground.

Ask that sanctuary, .. who their vet is, ask for their name and contact information, how long they have been a provider, are they licensed with the state, certified to even give your parrot a proper home.... MANY MORE questions need to be asked. You are the fool if you do not ask specifics before you place your parrot with any sanctuary, let alone zahksee.

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Rating: 1 stars  

48 people found this review helpful

Beware of this place...I love to go off of reviews for my decisions I have to make, but this is one instance where you need to dig deeper. Yea the couple of flight aviaries they have are nice, but besides that there is tons of money going into this place and all I saw was nasty old small cages, a weird environment, and a cheap seed diet for the birds. There are also some terrible things going on behind the scenes (selling the birds, breeding the birds, etc.) Trust me, there are much better sanctuaries out there for your bird.

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Rating: 5 stars  

5 people found this review helpful

I would like to say that this is the best bird sanctuary and organization i can think of and ever finding out about. I was amazed what I saw yesterday when i visited the Bird Sanctuary. The care that they give their birds, is out of this world. They take their needs serious and as I see, the staff is well trained in what they specialize in. Please help support the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary.... it is a great cause!

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