Due to family allergies I had to place my sweet Yum-Yum, a Mexican Red Head Amazon Parrot, at Feathered Friends a couple of years ago. I placed her as non-adoptable so have been donating monthly to help with her care.
I recently visited the sanctuary to see her. She looks great and seemed happy. She recognized me, came to say hi and then went back to her perch next to another parrot. I cried because I miss her so much but I know she is well cared for and won't be passed from home to home.
The sanctuary is clean, the birds are happy, the staff are super invested in taking care of the birds.
Thanks to all of you for everything you do for the birds. I miss her so much but I know she is happy, healthy and well cared for.
I was amazed at the variety of the many exotic birds at this sanctuary...I have never seen so many in one place in my well traveled life. The dedication of these volunteer caretakers is to be commended beyond words. If you'd like to see big exotic birds flying in large fly-way cages...this is the place. BTW, many of these birds talk ! :))
2015 brought a complete make over of the grounds. The main building was emptied, cleaned, painted and treated for pest control. A number of birds were rehomed thanks to other rescues stepping up to help! New flights were completed with additional ones still in process for this year.
So everything that the haters thought they could complain about is gone and a new rescue with additional management help is there now.
2015 Fall Open House and the Reopening is Sat Nov 21, 2015 11am to 4pm
Feathered Friends continues to expand outdoor aviaries to give permanent resident parrots the best possible environment. This requires a great deal of work by a small staff of volunteer Veterans. Birds are healthy and happy!
This place really is the best ever!
Supported only by donations and unpaid volunteers. These birds get the best care a captive abandoned bird could ever hope to receive!
Custom flights (bird housing)
Education for the public.
Wonderful nutrition provided.
The FFF staff are all funny & knowledgeable.
Truely experts in their field.
So glad I found this place!
I have visited Feathered Friends Forever quite a few times and have always found it to be a great environment to see and learn about the Parrots. Watching them being able to fly and not just sitting in a cage was very neat!
This is the largest Parrot Only Rescue in the entire U.S. There are currently more than 1,500 Parrots in residence here. Also, this is the only known Rescue that allows our fighting forces a place to care for their Parrots when they go on deployment and reunite with them when they return to the States. Most of the Parrots are in outside flights where they can be "birds" .
On a visit to the rescue in August I found the rescue to be a great place for a family visit. They were doing some renovations but allowed us to take a tour. They have some great flight areas that allow the birds to be real birds.
They allowed us to visit some of the birds inside the porch area and were amazed to hear some of the stories matching the birds.
Review from Guidestar
These people do some amazing work. i was surprised at how much is involved in caring for parrots. i came with no knowledge of birds or parrots of any kind, the volunteers were very nice and even took time out of their day to educate me on some of the birds within their facility. overall, the place was amazing.
I visited the rescue not too long ago, And the place is quite outstanding. The birds are all happy, and what these people are doing is amazing. I couldn't imagine doing what they do.
Review from Guidestar
I can say I have been to the rescue in the last week. I stoped by on.my way to atlanta. I had heard some troubling rumors about the place.They said the were closed for spring cleaning but gave me a personal tour anyway. The birds are well cared for. I have seen inspection records posted on line and are available for anyone to see. The staff was polite and friendly.Currently they are conducting a massive upgrades and renovations. I can understand after 18 years it may be overdue. I see no signs of them shutting down nor did I see any birds with no water, purches, food or toys. This rescue is worthy of my support and it should be for you as well. No rescue this size can survive without your donations and help. The work these poeple do is amazing. please show your support.
This nonprofit has come under fire by some extremely ignorant, hateful, and loathsome people in the past 6 months. Their goal is to get it shut down with no regard for where 1500 birds will go. When confronted about what they plan to do with the birds, they say it's not their problem. That the state will take care of them. The state will sell off the larger, more valuable birds to breeders and terminate the other. Every rescue in and around the state are scrambling to do whatever it is these morons want for FFF, because they know FROM EXPERIENCE just what will happen if FFF is shut down. I happily donate my money to these efforts because I am thinking of the birds. I am truly sorry you monsters would rather see these birds dead than alive, but that is your wrong doing.