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October 19, 2013

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October 16, 2012

Each new flight that is built has new features to make life better for the Parrot Residents. They have heat, cool, running water, winter wind walls, etc. To see the Parrots play and interact with othe... more

October 19, 2013

I have been a volunteer at this rescue for more than 4 years and am continually amazed at the progress from year to year. Improved flights, better feeders, better water supply (continuous flowing fountains) also heat for the winter cold, wind breaks, misting system for summer heat, etc. I have a Cockatoo that has been here for over 10 years and he is so happy that I would never want to take him away from all this.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find some way to increase donations so even more could be done to improve the conditions here by making more outdoor flights to allow the birds a measure of freedom like they so richly deserve.

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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?

2013

October 16, 2012

Each new flight that is built has new features to make life better for the Parrot Residents. They have heat, cool, running water, winter wind walls, etc. To see the Parrots play and interact with other Parrots is just too cool!

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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?

A lot

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?

2012

June 13, 2011

This is the largest "Parrot Only" rescue in the United States. It is currently home to more than 1,100 parrots that are in need of a place where they can be "a bird". There are new flights being built all the time as donations permit. Current style is to modify a double carport with the inclusion of water fountain, trees for climbing and hanging out on, feeders that are always full of delicious food items and protection from the elements in the form of misting systems to retard the heat, splash pool for bathing, heat for the cold weather, and wind breaks for keeping the chill down to endurable levels for them.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Having 2 birds that have been here for several years due to my moving for work purposes I can see that they are well fed, happy as can be and couldn't dream of removing them from this environment.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Try to secure better funding on a more even footing as well as get more volunteers for this very rewarding work.

June 12, 2010

I was moving quite often due to work, living in a travel trailer and had little room to allow both my birds to be with me. I sent my Moluccan Cockatoo to the Rescue 6 years ago. He has always been properly taken care of and has recently been placed in the new Cockatoo flight where he is so happy that I would never consider taking him back out. He has so much fun there. I also have a Goffins Cockatoo that I placed there Christmas of 2008. She was so glad to see me, when I arrived a few months later, that you would have thought she hadn't seen me for a year or more! She is inside where I play with her a little every day. Overall I would have to say that to the best of my knowledge there is no other "Rescue" that does as much for the birds and where so long as you support your bird, it will be there if your circumstances ever change to allow you the chance to have your bird in your home again.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

that I live and work at the Rescue since retiring.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 3, 2010

I have 2 birds at the rescue. 1 has been here for 5 years or so, the other one has been here for about 1 1/2 years. Both are healthy and happy being cared for and well fed.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

having brought birds here and seeing them thrive with the excellent level of care.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

seek ways to make more people aware of the good work being done here and find a way to get more funding, or at least more consistant funding.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

seeing the level of care and concern for the birds well being.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

outstanding! They have all been most helpful and courteous.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Achieve the goals of its' founder and make this the best Parrot Rescue on the planet!

Ways to make it better...

there were more volunteers to help with some of the larger projects. And more funds donated to allow the projects to be done sooner.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of sufficient funding to allow things to move along faster.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I feel strongly enough about the work that is being done here, and am such a lover of the parrots that when I retired I moved here to assist in whatever way I was capable of in order to take some of the load off the owner/operator of the rescue and others

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 19, 2013

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October 19, 2013

FFF is where I learned the most about birds. The place was very easy to find, even though I know some still have trouble finding it. Thankfully they made new beautiful signs with arrows!

The staff was very knowledgeable about every bird there, I always had questions to ask and Ron or
Bob always knew the answer!

The birds all have a different past, but now have a forever home at FFF. I hope bird rescues will some day be federally funded like other house hold pets soon(dogs and cats).

If you get a chance to go, Please go and bring treats! But please make sure you ask how to properly feed those treats before you do!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Move the rescue to California, so the people on the west coast had a bird rescue closer to home.

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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?

2012

October 19, 2013
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October 19, 2013
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they take amazing care of the birds, and know just how to find them the right home. the bird picks the owner. its a little like harry potter shopping for a wand. and its the best way to do it. the only thing that caught us off guard was when we adopted our bird, the adoption fee was higher than we expected, but with that many beaks to feed, it is understandable.

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 18, 2013
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October 18, 2013
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The gentlemen who run this refuge/rescue, along with all of the volunteers who help them care for the thousands of exotic birds who reside here, are an amazing group of people filled with nothing but love, passion and compassion for these birds. I have visited FFF, and everything is set up beautifully to provide the best housing experience for each of the different types of birds they care for. I feel fortunate and blessed to have met everyone there, including all of these beautiful birds. It was an educational experience for me, as I never had contact with exotic birds prior. All the volunteers work so hard to care for these birds and educate the public about the special care and needs that exotic birds require as pets. Many of these birds have or will outlive their owners and will need someone to care for them for many years to come, some were abused or neglected, and others unwanted or abandoned because of amount of care they require. There are a lot of great local groups that assist with fundraisers, locals who volunteer around the property in different capacities, but when dealing with so many birds, they always need additional funding to expand and build new aviaries, medical care, and just keep up with daily costs of feeding. I can't speak highly enough for this organization and the deep personal commitment each volunteer has invested in caring for, nurturing and rehabilitating countless birds, and I encourage anyone to visit the sanctuary for themselves and make a donation.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change a thing!

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Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

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?

2013

October 18, 2013

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October 18, 2013

A lot of outdoor aviaries for Parrots of all breeds and sizes.
Attention to detail when it comes to designing and building the newest habitats which all have natural flowing water from a huge aquapontics system, misting systems and IR heating lamps to ensure proper temps. during the winter
months.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Eliminate all the unused building materials and piles of junk scattered throughout the property to give this place the professional appearance it deserves.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 18, 2013
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October 18, 2013
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Birds are my passion. And to know that people actually abuse these beautiful creatures angers me to no end. Feathered Friends Forever is amazing. They truly love and care for the birds, their needs are met and then some. I admire Ron because no one takes a salary, it is all done for the love of the birds. There is no other funding except for donations. That's devotion.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 18, 2013
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October 18, 2013
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I have been to this Refuge and seen how wonderfully they all care for these birds.. All the fundraisers they are able to do... Special events to help support these birds ... They all need your help ! Freathered Friends Forever is the largest Bird Rescue in the US ... they take on all types of bird who are adoptable ! Please help show your support ... Donate now They have many beaks to feed of all sized ..

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Build more refuges for these Birds ... It gets pretty crowded in some of their housing units... but They need more food and medical assistance for all these birds. ... Some Free medical assistance for these birds would be Amazing ... Every little bit helps...

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

October 18, 2013

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October 18, 2013

Feathered Friends Forever provided my daughter a sanctuary to heal by volunteering with the birds. The people that run FFF are non judgemental and it is a great place to help out. They would look after her bird when we would go on trips to NJ to visit our family there and we always knew they would take very good care of her. There are so many needs that can be met by helping defenseless animals and this bird rescue is helping thousands of birds live out their natural lives in a wonderful environment. Go out and volunteer here! I highly recommend it!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

send them more money so they can continue to do what they do best!

More feedback...

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?

A lot

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?

2013

October 18, 2013

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2 previous reviews - show all
October 16, 2012

Feathered Friends Forever (.Org) is America's largest nonprofit Rescue and Sanctuary caring for over 1300 endangered/exotic birds of all sizes. It is staffed by 3 full time volunteers and a few 'weeke... more

October 18, 2013

Feathered Friends is an amazing place, especially considering the very limited resources available. Birds are all healthy and well fed. Outdoor aviaries are being added to provide a real life flock environment and get parrots out of individual cages.

Seeing the success stories like Dakota
really reinforces the ability of this Rescue to help these endangered/exotic parrots live a better life.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Add more volunteers and funding to finish outdoor aviaries faster!

More feedback...

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?

2013

October 16, 2012

Feathered Friends Forever (.Org) is America's largest nonprofit Rescue and Sanctuary caring for over 1300 endangered/exotic birds of all sizes. It is staffed by 3 full time volunteers and a few 'weekend warriors', all unpaid, and provide the best possible care for all the birds under their care. The new outdoor habitats are amazing with running water, large feeders, mist cooling and infrared heat for the winter. Just watching the parrots in these aviaries makes all the time spent well worth it. The young volunteers really get a chance to learn about these beautiful birds in a safe environment. The newsletter is now written by some of the resident parrots and gives you a "bird's eye view" of what goes on there. Sign up, go visit, volunteer or sponsor a bird!

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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?

2012

April 3, 2010

Absolutely the best in the nation. 21 outdoor aviaries, birds are all happy and healthy. Staff there is great with visitors! Admission is by Donation and it's tax deductible. If you're ever in the Augusta, Georgia area visit them. It's only about 5 miles west of Ft. Gordon.

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The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

many ways. Most important is learning proper ways to handle and care for these beautiful exotic parrots.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

find ways to get more public exposure (PSA's, TV and media coverage) and get the word out that they need financial Help!

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the love you get back from each bird you work with!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

all unpaid working because they love parrots, not profits.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

really expand so all 700 plus birds could have their own big aviary and life long care could be guaranteed.

Ways to make it better...

they had a pest control company volunteer to kill all the ants.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

lack of funding since it's all private donations. They don't get federal, state or other support like dog/cat shelters receive.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Ron Johnson deserves recognition for his tireless devotion of 12 years to make sure every abandoned parrot has a loving home.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

August 24, 2013

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1 previous review
July 14, 2012

Feathered Friends Forever is an amazing parrot rescue non-profit. I found out about the facility online and decided to visit with my daughter for their Open House in June for the first time. It's incr... more

August 24, 2013

I adopted my special-needs peach fronted conure from Feathered Friends Forever about a year ago and he's an amazing addition to our family. After visiting the refuge a number of times and still not being sure of the type of bird that would be right to adopt, Ron and his wife Tammy helped my daughter & I to find just the right little guy to bring home. All of the volunteers are so incredibly dedicated to each and every bird in the refuge, and contribute 100% of their time, energy, and own resources to ensuring that all of their parrots are well cared for!

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

July 14, 2012
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Feathered Friends Forever is an amazing parrot rescue non-profit. I found out about the facility online and decided to visit with my daughter for their Open House in June for the first time. It's incredible how well each of the birds are cared for, loved, and respected/ appreciated for their uniqueness. My daughter & I couldn't wait to return a couple weeks later to see if we could find a parrot to adopt that would be a good fit for our family and with our senior cockatiel. Ron, his wife, and Bob were extremely helpful and patient with us to find just the right bird. We ended up taking home a wonderful funny looking conure with a great personality. He was a bit naked of feathers, but with lots of love and attention they're growing back:) I strongly recommend adopting a parrot from Feathered Friends Forever. When I'm in a position to do so I can't wait to sponsor one of the parrots and go back for visits!

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How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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