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Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   165 reviews 3,924

Nonprofit Issues:

Animals

Address:

26928 Deacon Loop Patricia Norton Wesley Chapel FL 33544 USA

Mission:

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.

Results:

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!!!!

Programs:

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

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Reviews for Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

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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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Patricia does such an amazing job with these parrots. Volunteering there i get to see the care and love that goes to these animals as well as regular access to veterinary care. I started due to my love of parrots to be around them and learn more. It's been an amazing experience and I'm awed every day by the love, compassion and fight that goes into caring for these birds by the owner, staff and other volunteers. Not many sanctuaries I've experienced can boast the same as well as the ideal living environment with free flight aviaries, etc.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Bringing my Catalina macaw "Zsa Zsa" to Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary has been the best decision that I have ever made for her! I had her in my care for 4 great years, but felt guilty keeping her in a cage for most of her life, alone and without other macaws. Macaws are very social in the wild and have constant stimulation and exercise. I am over joyed with the love that they give to ALL of the birds in their care. Every staff member and volunteer has been nice and honest with me. Zsa Zsa has been at the sanctuary since the end of April. She is very comfortable there. When I brought her to see all of the healthy and lively birds, she immediately was interested, yet calm. When I set up her acclimation cage she went inside and ate her food right away. She has always been a "mama's bird" and not wanting to leave my side, but she wasn't nervous at all when I brought her.... she still isn't when I visit her. The staff is also really good about communication so when I left her I was able to keep in touch without a problem.
If you are thinking about bringing your bird here for a forever home I strongly recommend this place without a doubt. If you have any doubts about the sanctuary then make a phone call to them and plan a visit! Ask questions, look at the great condition all the parrots are in, the healthy food they eat, the clean water they drink, and the beautiful property they get to enjoy every day. Just make sure to say hi to Zsa Zsa!
If you have any questions, (as I did many in the beginning of this journey,) feel free to leave a COMMENT below this post or e-mail me at kaylacwalinski.kc@gmail.com

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

The BEST place to have your parrot! FEBS takes care of your bird for life. My two African Greys came here in February and they are adapting beautifully. I was so afraid to make the decision to put them in the sanctuary, but now I am happy and eagerly volunteering there. Instead of two birds, I love and feed hundreds! Best non-profit in my view.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The worst place to have your Parrot , Ask director of FEBS how many parrot are missing from FEBS?
scamming people is against the law
Breeding, selling and trading sanctuary parrot are against the law ,
I will stop you , ask FEBS to provide you with the the info or I will do that .
Did you give bird to FEBS?
Do you like your parrot to be used for breeding?
do you want your parrot to be traded?
Do you want your parrot to be sold?
If you say no then I am here to stop FEBS.
I have photos, Videos and e-mail .
I will stop FEBS.

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Birdmother (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

From the President and Executive Director of FEBS. This Person worked for us over 4 years ago and was very upset that we would not give him a position on our Board. He went out without any experience in Parrot Care (other than what he learned from us) and opened a "So called Sanctuary" We have and will take further legal action against him for posting the lies he is posting on our website. He is currently in a huge legal battle and is being locked out of his own facility. I am deeply concerned about the birds that unsuspecting people are turning into him. We are and have been a legitimate group of an active Board of Directors, members and volunteers. I am sure if we were doing anything other than our mission statement , someone would have seen that and posted something. In the 161 reviews on this site and hundreds of peopel coming in to visit their birds there would be a post of some kind. We have an open door policy other than Zaksee, so called "Sanctuary", that is not doing good things for these birds is the only bad review you will see here....I am sorry for the drama, he is taking away valuable time that should being spent on the birds. Not legal costs or internet bashing.

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Rating: 1 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

YOU CAN FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE SOME OF THE TIME, AND SOME OF THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME, BUT YOU CANNOT FOOL ALL THE PEOPLE ALL THE TIME.
ABRAHAM LINCOLN

HOW TO REPORT FRAUD IN A NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION
SPOTTING FRAUD
GATHER EVIDENCE
IDENTIFY THE APPROPRIATE REPORTING CHANNEL
SUBMIT THE FRAUD REPORT

​After working for the biggest, most profitable Family parrot breeder in the State of Florida from 2009 to 2011 that unfortunately, they also run the most profitable non profit parrot sanctuary , Not only they didn't pay me for my work after I helped FEBS out of foreclosure and bankruptcy I had to stop working with them when I could not stop their scam but I also had to warn them about going to talk about their scam, they thought they can stop me by threatening me, I am here to rescue parrot and I will They can not scare me nor stop me from what I do best , Rescue parrots. Lot more to come .

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.

Mahatma Gandhi

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Birdmother (Nonprofit Staff) wrote:

Same person that wrote the above review wrote this one. Our Attorney will be notified and he will be contacted. Please always visit any Sanctuary you intend on possibly placing your birds. Ask questions, ask for references, ask who the vet is. Look for safety measures, cleanliness. Make sure that the someone lives on property and that they have a backup plan in case something happens to the founder.

Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

This is a great place. They are doing wonderful work and we cant wait until the new sanctuary is up and running for all to see! They need your help by volunteering and helping it to have everything they need. Trust me you will fall in love with everyone!

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

My husband and I have been donating to FEBS for several years. We also volunteered a day to help build aviaries and do landscaping at their new property. FEBS has purchased five acres so they can move and increase the number of birds that they can help. Every dollar they take in is used judiciously to make life better for birds who need a forever home. They care for all parrots from large macaws to small cockatiels. There is also an incredible group of dedicated volunteers who help make this happen. Expansion plans include an education center to help people understand that "birds need to be birds". Parrots are sometimes the "forgotten" creatures when it comes to animal welfare. Please donate to this worthy organization.

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3 people found this review helpful

Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary continues to exceed my expectations as they work hard to expand their facility. They have used your generous donations to purchase land that has the potential to let them double the number of birds that they can care for. With an ever increasing number of birds that are relinquished or abandoned because of economic issues, they are bursting at the seams and need the space. They are creative and successful in approaching and getting help from local businesses. Any dollar donated here is well spent and maximized.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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3 people found this review helpful

Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary continues to do great work in helping abandoned or neglected parrots. Recently through the help of a supporter they were able to rescue a parrot that was poorly treated and had plucking issues. This bird is now happy and growing new feathers. This is just one of many success stories for this organization. Check out their website, subscribe to their blog and learn about all they do. Then contribute what you can so they can expand their work. We do!

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1 person found this review helpful

My husband and I were recently excited to find a quality sanctuary for exotic birds (parrots) close to our home. We had been looking for a place to place our parrots when our health no longer allows us to properly care for them. Many pet parrots live for 60-80 years and are shuffled from person to person as their owners become debilitated or pass on. FEBS gives these birds a forever home where they can be birds. They are housed in outdoor cages and flights where they can fly, call each other and interact with their own species. The grounds and cages are immaculate and the director, Patricia Norton, is extrememly knowledgable. FEBS has an impressive Board of Directors and a good volunteer and donor network. They are currently looking to buy a larger property and expand because there are many more birds that need homes than they can accomodate.

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How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 people found this review helpful

I am owned by 16-17 year young African Grey parrot named Ashye. As my husband and I are not spring chickens anymore, we have been looking to prepare for her future, when we will no longer be here to care for her. As most people know, parrots require lots of attention, good, fresh foods and are a lifetime commitment.
We discovered FEBS after lots of research and knew we needed to go the next step. We contacted Patricia and scheduled a day to visit the sanctuary in person.
When we arrived we were greeted by a cacophany of whistles, hellos and other common noises made by parrots when someone new enters their home. We were delighted to see that newcomers were quarantined to ensure the other members would not become ill and to allow the new guests a chance to view their new forever homes from a small distance. We had planned on being gone about an hour but were surpeised when we realized we had been there for 3! We toured the entire facility and spoke extensively with Patricia about the sanctuary and her plans and goals for the residents.
After much consideration we have added a Pet Trust to our wills and included a codicil that will have Patricia meeting Ashye to take her to her new home when the time arises.
Between now and then we contribute when we can to the Sanctuary and have even helped raise new aviaries at the new site.
i would highly recommend this organization as a valuable place for your feathered friends to live out their lives as "birds" and to visit and volunteer whenever you can.
I know Ashye will be well cared for, well fed and loved after we are gone.

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I love Patricia and all the people at Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary. They have a pair of my birds I could no longer care for myself. I trust them and that isn't easy with birds you love and are family. I appreciate them and what they also do in avian education. I am so thankful that I found them. It was worth the very long drive from states away. Pam

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