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October 19, 2013

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4 previous reviews - show all
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.

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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 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

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!

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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?

2013

October 18, 2013

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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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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

July 31, 2013
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July 31, 2013
1 person found this review helpful

Like a strong table has 4 legs to hold it up Feathered Friends Forever has 4 pillars of strength to keep it going-Big Bird Ron, Tammy, Larry and Bob. The success is because of the daily endless hours of work, energy and expertise put forth by these 4 and the continuing help from organizations and individuals with their work, donations or both.
If you would like to see beautiful Parrots you could get a plane ticket to south America, Australia and New Zealand at a lot of expense to "Hope to get a glimpse" of some Parrots or you could come to this Rescue to have a guaranteed enjoyable visit.

Ways to make it better...

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

Encourage more individual teenagers and adults to volunteer and get to really know these birds as they do their family pet and perhaps that would kick off a whole new direction in life and make new friends.

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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?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

December 2, 2012

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December 2, 2012

We had to make a really tough decision several years ago. Our Murph was sick and needed a flock. She's lived at Feathered Friends for awhile now and frankly probably always will. I love the silly bird enough to understand it's the best thing that ever happened to her. PLEASE consider a donation to a very worthy and legitimate place for a lot of needy birds. Wendell Hall

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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?

2010

October 16, 2012

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1 previous review
April 3, 2010

Great place to visit, well maintained and all the birds look great. These people are doing a great job. They have around 800 birds from 43 or 44 states. Alot of endangered species, some mutilators and... more

October 16, 2012

Great place to visit and spend time with the birds.

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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

Great place to visit, well maintained and all the birds look great. These people are doing a great job. They have around 800 birds from 43 or 44 states. Alot of endangered species, some mutilators and pluckers. I have seen them transform pluckers to full feathered birds.

The Great!

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

the fact that all personal work with the birds and help in all the daily routine around the parrot park

Ways to make it better...

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

To donate more money more often

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

They are all volunteers, no paid staff or board members taking pay checks, all the donations go directly to the birds welfare

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

all great people, they do honestly care for the birds above them selves

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

be the largest in the world, the brst location to welcome all unwanted or neglected birds

Ways to make it better...

I had more time to soend there

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

the need of more larger donations

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

Donate if you can, no donation is too small, every dollar counts there

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

July 9, 2012

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July 9, 2012

I'm challenging everybody to help put in a new water well for the expansion and the new habitats! I'll match up to $5000 in donations. You can send a check or donate on the website www.featheredfriendsforever.org and mark it "MATCH". Local TV covered the way birds are cooled during the high temps: http://www2.wjbf.com/news/2012/jul/03/cooling-rescued-parrots-ar-4078829/ and that's why they need the new well. Every dollar goes into the Rescue, all volunteers and Board members are unpaid volunteers, plus we're Veterans. Thank you for your help!!

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

working with the parrots and seeing how happy they can be

Ways to make it better...

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

find more ways to raise funds and awareness

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?

2012

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

win the lottery!

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It's always a great experience, despite the heat or cold

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

It's always fulfilling to be able to give back to a very worthy cause

April 26, 2010

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April 26, 2010

When I first when to Feathered Friends Forever Refuge/Rescue inc it was a small house with 15-20 birds in need of a home. I took my parrot, Shashi who had no idea he was a bird. He thought he was a person. In fact he couldn't fly and he was scared to death of other birds. They took him in and taught him who he was and spectacular Mollucan Cockatoo. He has a fantastic habitat and great friends. They took me in as well, I've always been greeted with a giant hug, and everyone is family. FFFR is built from love, passion and absolute dedication to the health and wellbeing for more that 1000 birds now in an incredible natural setting. I love who they are and what they are doing for this noisy bunch of clowns. (I’m referring to the parrot behavior) Every time I visit i'm inspired by all they are doing for so many people and the birds they love. They are magnificent thanks everybody for your vision, love, devotion and hard work

Ways to make it better...

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

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

the people running the place and the volunteers

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

Valuable global home, education and reseach facility for exotic pets.

Ways to make it better...

I could take all of the birds home with me

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

Funding

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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