Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary Inc

Rating: 4.93 stars   165 reviews

Issues: Animals

Location: 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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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
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.

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.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary (FEBS) is a very-very special place filling a most urgent need. People from all over Florida and indeed the country believe, usually for a short while, that they want an exotic bird in their lives, but soon, they realize that these amazing bird were never meant to be stuck in a cage (no matter how big) and once the bird becomes lonely or depressed and acts our and/or just acts like a bird does, they become expendable. These amazing creatures that can live as long or longer than most of us. They didn't choose this life and for most parrots, it only gets worst for them as the years go by. That is why FEBS is so special and critically needed. At FEBS, the staff has a true passion for these poor animals, many of them neglected or abused. Outside of living in the wild like they were meant to but cannot now because they are dependent on humans for survival, the Florida Exotic Bird Sanctuary is the next best thing for the helpless creatures. I implore anyone who reads this to visit the sanctuary, and the next time you see a bird flying wild, think of these precious animals and instead of getting your usual Starbucks that week, send a donation to FEBS - and let us all thank them for the incredible, much-needed safe harbor they offer the birds in their good care.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a prior breeder of African Grey's, and with having rescued numerous large parrots over the years, it was a relief to find an organization dedicated to providing permanent homes for parrots outside of the pet trade. The economy hit hard in my home, and I needed to find the right place for my Moluccan Cockatoo and Citron Crested Cockatoo. After much research, and speaking with Pat, I knew that this was the right home for my girls. And having seen my parrots happy and thriving, I know I made the right choice. FEBS is well run, and every member/volunteer cares about the well being of every bird in the sanctuary. Thank you Pat!

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I have been supporting FEBS for a couple of years as their veterinarian. I must say they take care of the animals with full understanding of their needs. The birds get check ups and veterinary care regularly. These birds are happy, healthy and cared for with love.

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Rating: 5 stars  

As a retiring veterinarian moving to a more northern climate, I needed to rehouse my 20 year old Macaw, Dude in a situation that would meet his needs and my protective instincts. My research led me to Pat and FEBS. After meeting Pat and touring FEBS, I quickly came to the conclusion that I had found Dude's true sanctuary. I found both the facility and the philosophy and commitment of FEBS staff and volunteers to be outstanding. It has been a relief and a blessing to have FEBS there to soften the impact of having to 'leave' my friend. His adjustment was compassionately managed, successfully, and he even has a Blue & Gold Macaw girlfriend now! I recommend and commend FEBS for their dedication and compassion for these special, intelligent and social creatures.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have know Pat Norton and this Sanctuary for many years. I respect the work that is being done there and is a well run and efficient org. This facility is very clean and impecably maintained. The need for this Sanctuary is huge and I hope that they attain some Corporate funding to help them with this very important work and much needed expansion.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

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

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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