Feathered Friends Forever Refuge/Rescue Inc. Reviews
When you read thru all the 5 star reviews, you will notice 2 that have been posted as one star. These were from individuals with personal agendas who have no involvement in rescues, no knowledge of what it takes to operate one but rather a hatred of the work others are doing to benefit the birds. Are there areas that could be "cleaned up"? Sure, on any given day you can find something. But instead of helping, they prefer hating. The "crap food" is one of the best mixes available, with over a ton a month fed along with fruits, veggies and other treats. The birds are well cared for. Do some die? Of course, as do all living things. Most of the birds are abandoned surrenders so ages are not known. Those that may have a problem get the care they need. The rescue has become a valuable resource for people with questions about their personal birds, resulting in many little lives being saved. Social media was recently filled with hate messages and many of those involved in it asked questions, found out the truth and are now realizing the tremendous role this organization plays in providing a home for these parrots. With THEIR help as volunteers and supporters, the "problems" will all be taken care of. The GA Dept of Agriculture conducts routine and spot inspections of the rescue every year as do local agencies. Every one results in a passing grade. So if you see what the haters write, take it with a grain of salt and understand that one person writing 2 fake reviews doesn't mean anything compared to 60 some 5 stars. Further, if you do have a question, please contact the rescue directly and ask. They will be happy to help you, especially if you are a fellow parrot lover.
This charity goes "above" and far "beyond" to help their "guests" that live there on site.
As for us - the guests who visit - we are taught so very much about these exotic birds, spend time visiting, assisting with simple duties as needed, and try to support financially whenever possible.
They do NEED so many more monetary and other donations though and I'd like to add this to my review as some people just have NO idea of the cost it takes to care for over 1400 (+) different species of birds. It is my hope that more will join in support and / or visit to learn more and simply enjoy a wonderful outing!
They help unwanted and abused parrots by rehabilitation and rescue. Parrots are a neglected casualty of the pet trade. We need more organizations like Feathered Friends Forever.
This group is a great bunch of people who care very much for their Feathered Friends. Job well done.
This nonprofit does work for the abused and unwanted pet birds that no one wants. It fits a unique need in the community, and should be recognized for its great work.
Never fail to impress me. Birds are very messy UNLESS you have a caring group to keep it sanitary and bird and visitor friendly.
See them about 2 to 4 times a month and always there is a professional caring air about them.
Worth your time and support for sure.
Absolutely amazing bird rescue! It makes me feel so happy knowing so many birds are safe and loved!
This place. Oh this place! I have never seen such a rescue. They take birds of all ages and stages. They restore the birds dignity. They raise awareness for birds that can outlive their humans by DECADES! They turn their dimes into dollars somehow and they always provide the best of love and care even if it means mangement goes hungry. This is one "rescue" that should really be labeled as heaven. The FIDS as they call them are loved individually for who they are AND as a whole for their species. I have never seen such dedicated volunteers or an owner. Truly a cut above the rest!
I recently visited this facility and was advised they have 1500 birds spread out in screened carports distributed in a "Breaking Bad" style trailer park. Some cages referred to as flights contained over 100 birds. They are obviously very passionate about the birds, but I'm not sure they are better off in this location. It was not clean and neat, but it would be difficult to keep that many birds and be clean and neat. I would be concerned at the volume of birds, the amount of refuse and the potential for disease. They obtain funds from donors, boarders and volunteers and in kind donations. They do adopt out birds that are potential pets. Some are too aggressive or stressed to make good companions. I would be concerned about the stellar reviews posted on this site as they are not helpful overall in objectively rating this charity. The situation of bird sales in the US is absurd. As with other abandoned and abused pets, please think long term when you consider any pet for your home.
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 ..
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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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